Backcountry camping in Tombstone Park

Divide Lake Cook Platform

Divide Lake Cook Platform, Tombstone Territorial Park - YG Photo

Camping permits for Grizzly, Divide and Talus lakes

From mid-June to mid-September, overnight camping reservations and permits are required to camp at Grizzly, Divide & Talus Lake backcountry camp sites. For 2016, these dates are June 25 to September 12. Early reservations online 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

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The reservation system will open January 4, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time.

Reservations can be made for backcountry tent pads using the on-line registration system. If available, they can also be booked and paid for in person, CASH ONLY, at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre on a first-come, first-served basis. Camping off the tent pads at these sites is not permitted.

Planning a trip?

If you are planning a trip into the park, please download and review this information packet (icon image - this is a pdf file4 MB), which includes hiking, camping, permitting, and safety information, tips and further resources.

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 call Yukon Parks in Whitehorse at 867-667-5648, toll free (in Yukon) 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5648.

Permits and orientation

Backcountry campsites cost $12.00 per tent. Sites at Grizzly, Divide and Talus lakes are limited and must be booked in advance. Annual camping permits cannot be used to pay for backcountry campgrounds.

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.

No-show policy

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.


Additional resources

Contact Yukon Parks

North Region

Phone: 867-993-7714 (April - October only)

Park Officers: 867-993-7899

Fax: 867-993-6548

Address: Box 600, Dawson City, Yukon

Canada Y0B 1G0

Tombstone Interpretive Office

Email: tombstonecentre@gmail.com

Main Office - Whitehorse

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