Camping in the Yukon

If you're fond of any outdoor activity, the Yukon has a great deal to offer. Mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes are part of the variety of landscapes available.These provide ample opportunity for camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and other activities.

We are... rather fond of camping (yes, the cats come with us). The season extends from early May into October for the hardier. Here are some of our favourite spots. This is a rather preliminary list and I'll add to it a bit in the future when time permits.

Kusawa Lake

Kusawa is approximately 75 km from the house, although the last 23 km are a gravel road that can be somewhat challenging sometimes. The usual proviso of taking your time on the road is important, particularly when hauling a boat trailer. However, the road is worth facing when you get to the lake. There is lots of fishing and hiking and scenery to enjoy.

Mount Vanier, Kusawa Lake
Mount Vanier, Kusawa Lake
Sunrise on Kusawa Lake
Sunrise on Kusawa Lake
Walking the road, Kusawa Lake campground
Walking the road at Kusawa Lake
32 lb. lake trout
32 lb. lake trout

Fox Lake

North of Whitehorse, past Lake Laberge, you will find Fox Lake campground. It's located about 65 km from home and is a nice place to visit. The campground is a bit smaller and there are fewer hiking options than at Kusawa. The fishing regulations are a bit more stringent than at Kusawa, as well. However, it's a nice place to go spend a few quiet days enjoying the scenery.

Sunset on Fox Lake
Fox Lake
A large campsite at Fox Lake campground
Fox Lake
Stream running through the campground
Fox Lake

Lake Laberge

T'was on the marge
Of Lake Laberge
I cremated Sam McGee.

Yes, that Lake Laberge. It's a smaller campsite and many of the sites are small and hard to get level. However, there is good fishing in the lake and the site has lots of scenery. The campground is located about 40 km from the house, north of Whitehorse.

Campsite at Lake Laberge campground
Lake Laberge
Lake Laberge
Lake Laberge

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