Campgrounds and recreation sites

Please note that Government of Yukon campgrounds are operated on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not available. Register each stay.

IMPORTANT CHANGES - beginning 2018 season

Camping sites must NOT be left unoccupied for a period of more than 24 hours.

Unoccupied means that no registered occupant is physically present at the camping site. The penalty for violating this regulation is $200 per offence.

For more information call park officers at 867-456-3974

Camping season: serviced May – September

In 2018, all campgrounds and recreation sites will be fully-serviced May 18 to September 9, with 12 fully-serviced May 11 through September 30.

Services include firewood, garbage collection, and outhouse maintenance.

Off-season: unserviced October – May

From October through May, you may use sites where gates are open, however, the snow is not plowed. There is no fee for Yukon residents, but all campers must register and bring their own toilet paper, firewood, and pack out garbage.

Check Yukon511.ca for road conditions prior to travelling.

For more information, visit these pages:

Roadside campgrounds

Click on the site name for information, including a map.

Current status and seasonal availability guide

Availability of campsites in our 42 road-accessible campgrounds varies by season and day of the week. Campgrounds within 1.5 to 2 hours of Whitehorse experience heavy use on holidays and weekends.

Consider less busy campgrounds as shown below. Historic trends are indicated as follows.

Very good campsite availability during the week, including weekends.

Good campsite availability Sunday to Thursday night; usually busier or full on Friday and Saturday nights, especially on holiday weekends.

Poor campsite availability; often full all week; arrive by early afternoon for best chance at getting a site.


Indicates Yukon's Undiscovered Campgrounds that are slightly further away from Yukon's main communities.

wheelchair symbol Indicates sites with wheelchair-accessible campsites. View booklet or site maps below for all site facilities, including other accessible features.

Updated May 18, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Campground May June- Aug. Sep. Additional information
Serviced May 11 - September 30, 2018

Congdon Creek

Anticipate busy: Music Jun 16

wheelchair symbol Conrad

Anticipate busy: Run Relay Sep 7-8.

Fox Lake

Lake Laberge

Marsh Lake

wheelchair symbol Pine Lake

Be aware of trail construction.

Anticipate busy: Bluegrass Fest Jun 8-10, Bike Relay Jun 16.

Snafu Lake

Squanga Lake

Tarfu Lake

wheelchair symbol Twin Lakes

Anticipate busy: Music Sep 15

Watson Lake

Anticipate busy: Discovery Days Aug 16-20.

Wolf Creek

During May, be aware of trail construction at campground entrance and trail to river.

Serviced May 18 - September 9, 2018

Aishihik Lake

Very rough road. Use at your own risk.

Big Creek

Dezadeash Lake

Anticipate busy: Bike Relay Jun 16.

Drury Creek

Anticipate busy: Music May 19 and long weekends.

Engineer Creek

Ethel Lake

Five Mile Lake

Frances Lake
Anticipate busy: hunting season mid-Aug onward.
Frenchman Lake
Johnson Lake

Klondike River

Anticipate busy: Solstice Race Jun 21, Golf Tournament Jun 23, Music Fest, Dome Race Jul 20-22, Mud Bog Aug 19, Discovery Days Aug 16-20, Slo-Pitch Aug 31-Sep 3.

Kusawa Lake

Lake Creek

Cookshack Session Aug 18

Lapie Canyon

Anticipate busy: Jun 28-Jul 8

Little Salmon
Million Dollar Falls

Anticipate busy: Bike Relay Jun 16.

Moose Creek

wheelchair symbol Nahanni Range

Anticipate busy: hunting season mid-Aug onward.
Hand pump water supply out of service.
Quiet Lake South

Road Closed

Anticipate busy:

Cookshack Session July 21 and hunting season mid-Aug onward.

Quiet Lake North

Road Closed

Anticipate busy: hunting season mid-Aug onward.

Rock River

Simpson Lake
Anticipate busy: hunting season mid-Aug onward.

Snag Junction

Takhini River

Tatchun Creek

May be busy June - July.

Tatchun Lake

Teslin Lake

Anticipate busy: Music Fest Jun 23 and long weekends.

Anticipate busy: Jul 22-27, and possibly during park events. Good availability after 1st week of Sept. Open until Sept. 16.
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Anticipate busy: Solstice Race Jun 21, Golf Tournament Jun 23, Music Fest, Dome Race Jul 20-22, Mud Bog Aug 19, Discovery Days Aug 16-20, Slo-Pitch Aug 31-Sep 3.


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Recreation sites

Click on the site name for information, including a map.

Yukon has 12 recreation sites for day use only. Overnight camping is not permitted.

Recreation site (CURRENT STATUS) Additional information
Five Finger Rapids

Five Mile Lake

Kookatsoon Lake

Liard Canyon

Marsh Lake

Morley River
Nisutlin River
Otter Falls
Pickhandle Lake
Rancheria Falls
Spruce Beetle Trail
Tagish Bridge


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Backcountry campgrounds

The Government of Yukon maintains nine backcountry campgrounds. These sites have limited facilities and can be accessed by foot, air, or water.

Registration is not required at Fort Selkirk and Thirty Mile sites. A special permit is required for Tombstone backcountry sites.

Lost and found

The following items have been found at a Yukon government campground. Please contact the Parks Branch (unless otherwise indicated) to identify and/or claim your item(s).

Please call our Whitehorse office at 867-667-5648 to describe and claim.

If you have a LOST item, report the item using the "lost and found" sections of local newspapers and radio stations.

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Contact Yukon Parks

Phone: 867-667-5648
Park officers: 867-456-3974
Toll-free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5648
Fax: 867-393-6223
Email: yukon.parks@gov.yk.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/getoutyukon Address: Box 2703 (V-4) Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6