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Backcountry Camping in Tombstone Park

Divide Lake Cook Platform

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

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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

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

           Planning a trip to Tombstone Park icon image - this is a pdf file 189 KB

           Tombstone Territorial Park Brochure icon image - this is a pdf file1.8 MB
           Tombstone Territorial Park Map pdf 2 MB

           The Dempster Highway Travelogue icon image - this is a pdf file 5 MB

           Tombstone Territorial Park "Nature" Information Sheet icon image - this is a pdf file 38 KB

           Tombstone Territorial Park "Activities" Information Sheet icon image - this is a pdf file 35 KB

           Tombstone Territorial Park Management Plan icon image - this is a pdf file 8.7 MB

           yourYukon Column - Interpreting the Tombstones icon image - this is a link to a new page

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For information on backcountry travel and updated trail information in Tombstone Park

Yukon Parks - Klondike Region

Environment Yukon

Government of Yukon

Box 600
Dawson City, Yukon
Canada Y0B 1G0

Telephone: 867-993-7714 (Monday to Thursday, April to October only)

Phone Whitehorse Office: 867-667-5648
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5648
Fax: 867-993-6548


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