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Backcountry Camping in Tombstone Park
Divide Lake Cook Platform / Yukon Government Photo
Camping Permits for Grizzly, Divide and Talus Lakes
From June 15th to September 15th, overnight camping reservations and permits are required to camp at Grizzly, Divide & Talus Lake backcountry camp sites. Early reservations are recommended to ensure availability.
Backcountry campgrounds offer tent pads, an outhouse and a small cooking platform. There are 10 tent pads at each lake.
Backcountry Camping Reservations
Reservations can be made for backcountry tent pads each day using the on-line registration system. If available, they can also be booked in-person at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre on a first-come, first-serve basis. Camping off the tent pads at these sites is not permitted.
Impacts to the Park
Increasing numbers of visitors to Tombstone Territorial Park have increased stress on the natural resources at the lakes in the backcountry. Visitor satisfaction has also been impacted by more crowded campsites. In light of this, each pad can accommodate one tent with a maximum of three people
The backcountry camping permit and registration system helps reduce impacts on the natural and cultural resources of these vulnerable backcountry areas while enhancing visitor experiences in the park.
Questions? Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns please call Yukon Parks in Whitehorse at 867-667-5648, toll free (in Yukon) 1-800-661-0408, local 5648.
Permits and Orientation
Cost: $12 per night per tent site
- Please pick up permits at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre.
- Bring your reservation with you. This is your confirmation of your booking.
- Permit pick up and mandatory orientations are at 9:00am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm daily at the interpretive centre.
Reservation and Cancellation Policy
Reservations must be booked at least 3 days in advance.
Cancellations can be made up to 21 days (3 weeks) prior to your booking date for a 75% refund. If you cancel your reservation after this window there will be no refund and your space will become available for other campers.
It’s important to arrive early on the day of your booking. Your spot will be held until 1:00 p.m. on the day you are scheduled to arrive. After 1:00 p.m. your booking will be forfeited and your spot(s) will become available for walk-ons.
Note: Due to the remoteness of the park it is often difficult to get in touch with staff on site. If you anticipate missing a deadline, be sure to call to make arrangements the day before your booking.
Backcountry Camping Rules
The following rules are in place to ensure the protection of the delicate ecosystem, and the safety and enjoyment of others.
- Each permit allows the use of one tent pad for one night
- Camping is limited to 3 consecutive nights at any one of the 3 campsites
- Bear-proof food canisters are available fromTombstone Interpretive Centre for a refundable $60 deposit.
- Dogs must be under control at all times
- Fires are not permitted
- At Grizzly, Talus and Divide lakes, camping is only permitted on designated tent pads
- Stay on designated trails
For information on backcountry travel and updated trail information in Tombstone Park
Yukon Parks - Klondike Region
Government of Yukon
Telephone: 867-993-7714 (Monday to Thursday, April to October only)
Phone Whitehorse Office: 867-667-5648