Campgrounds and recreation sites

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Campgrounds/recreation sites brochure and map

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

Camping season: serviced May – September

In 2017, all campgrounds and recreation sites are fully serviced May 19 to September 10, with 13 fully serviced May 12 through October 1.

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.

All campers must register and bring their own toilet paper, firewood, and pack out their 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.


Undiscovered campground: Indicates campgrounds part of Yukon's undiscovered campgrounds campaign that are slightly further away from Yukon's main communities.

Charts updated September 15, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

Campground CURRENT STATUS May June- Aug. Sep. Additional information
Serviced May 12 - October 1, 2017

Congdon Creek

Gate locked October 1, 2017


Gate locked October 1, 2017

Fox Lake

Gate locked October 1, 2017
Lake Laberge

Marsh Lake

Gate locked October 1, 2017

Pine Lake

Cookshack Music event Sept. 16. Anticipate a busy campground on these dates and long weekends.
Snafu Lake

Squanga Lake

Gate locked October 1, 2017

Tarfu Lake

Twin Lakes

Gate locked October 1, 2017

Watson Lake

Gate locked October 1, 2017

Wolf Creek

Gate locked October 1, 2017
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Serviced May 19 - September 10, 2017

Aishihik Lake

Big Creek

Dezadeash Lake


Drury Creek

Engineer Creek

Ethel Lake

Five Mile Lake

Gate locked
Frances Lake
Frenchman Lake
Johnson Lake

Klondike River

Kusawa Lake


Lake Creek

Lapie Canyon

Little Salmon
Million Dollar Falls
Moose Creek
Nahanni Range
Hand pump water supply temporarily out of service.
Quiet Lake South
This road is better suited for vehicles with clearance. It is rough and narrow in places.
Quiet Lake North
This road is better suited for vehicles with clearance. It is rough and narrow in places.

Rock River

Simpson Lake

Snag Junction

Takhini River

Tatchun Creek

Tatchun Lake

Teslin Lake

Weekly events. Anticipate a busy campground on these dates. Open until Sept. 17.


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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

Gate locked at 10 p.m. in summer.
Liard Canyon

Marsh Lake

Open 7 am - 10 p.m. in summer.
Morley River
Nisutlin River
Otter Falls
Pickhandle Lake
Rancheria Falls
Spruce Beetle Trail
Tagish Bridge


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Backcountry campgrounds

Yukon Parks 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