Get a campground permit

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Get a campground permit

October through April, campground permits are available at the information kiosks in our 42 road-accessible campgrounds. During this period you may use campgrounds and recreation sites, but most are not serviced. Note that some have locked gates. View a printable list.

We do not charge camping fees from October 1 to April 30. You must bring your own toilet paper, firewood, and pack out your garbage. Please register all campsite use – day or night, year-round – using the campground permit envelopes provided in the campground.

Check the current status as we may close sites due to flooding, wildlife danger, road conditions or other hazards.

Prepare to be self-sufficient in harsh winter conditions.

New camping fees in 2022

Camping fees apply to all campsite use, including by Yukon residents, from May 1 to September 30 each year.

These fees apply to all campground permits purchased in 2022:

Campground permit fees

Daily permit, cash paid on site: $20 

  • Seniors 65+: $10

Daily permit, pre-paid at a vendor or online: $18

  • Seniors 65+: $9

Yukon resident annual permit: $100

  • Seniors 65+: $50

Note: Only Yukon residents are eligible for the senior rate.

Vendors will begin selling campground permits on or after April 1, 2022.

We will begin selling daily campground permits online on May 1, 2022.

Register your campsite

Self-register once you arrive at any of our 42 road-accessible campgrounds. Campground permit registration envelopes are available at information kiosks near the entrance of the campground. 

How to self-register

You must always register your campsite when you arrive. This indicates the campsite is in use and allows Parks staff to see you have a permit. You can't reserve campsites ahead of your stay or hold campsites for other campers.

Make sure the spot is unoccupied by checking dates on the previous permit if it's still on the post.

  1. Completely fill out the campground permit envelope.
  2. Tear the permit from the envelope and clip it to your campsite number post.
  3. Place your payment in the envelope and seal it, or write in your resident annual campround  permit number, or write in your online daily campground permit number(s).
  4. Place the envelope into the deposit vault at the campground entrance.

Do I need a permit?

Yes. Everyone who uses a campsite (day or night, year-round) in a Government of Yukon road-accessible campground must have and display a valid campground permit. 

Non-profit and school groups

You may request a special campground permit from the Yukon Parks Branch at least 30 days before your stay. Bring this permit with you when you are at the campground. Depending on the purpose of your visit, you may also need to apply for a Park Permit.

Upcoming fee changes in 2023

To sustain service levels in our parks, we will increase the price of an annual campground permit:

  • A Yukon resident annual campground  permit will cost $200 in 2023.
  • The Yukon resident senior discount will continue to be 50% for all daily and annual campground permits in 2023.

Park entry, day use, parking, boat launch use, and interpretive programs where offered will continue to be free. Camping fees will continue to include use of firewood.

These changes are part of the Yukon Parks Strategy

Read the Yukon Parks Strategy.  

Read the highlights sheet.

Backcountry campgrounds

Registration is not required for the Fort Selkirk and The Thirty Mile backcountry campgrounds. A special permit is required for Tombstone backcountry sites. 

Find a backcountry campground.

Learn how to reserve a backcountry campground at Tombstone Territorial Park.

Contact: 

For questions about getting a campground permit, email yukon.parks@yukon.ca or phone: 867-667-5648 or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5648.