About Government of Yukon backcountry campgrounds and recreation sites
We maintain 12 backcountry campgrounds, 2 backcountry day-use areas and 1 cabin accommodation. These sites have limited facilities and can be accessed by foot, air or water.
- Fort Selkirk Historic Site
- Herschel Island – Qikiqtaruk
- Thirty Mile – Yukon River (6 backcountry campgrounds, visible from the river: Lower Laberge, US Bend Island(2), The Slough, Two Woodpecker Point and Hootalinqua; one day-use recreation area: Shipyard Island)
- Tombstone Territorial Parks – 3 backcountry campgrounds:
- Coal River Springs Territorial Park –v 1 day-use/camping area
- Ni'iinlii Njik (Fishing Branch) Territorial Park – basic cabins for bear viewing partnership
Camping season for backcountry sites is generally late June to mid-September, subject to terrain, wildlife and weather conditions. Some may be accessible in winter. Special restrictions apply for the Tombstone backcountry sites.
Reservations, registrations and permits
- You need to make an online reservation to secure a site at the 3 backcountry campgrounds in Tombstone Territorial Park.
- Registration is required for Herschel Island–Qikiqtaruk and the 3 Tombstone backcountry campgrounds.
- Park permits are required to land any aircraft at any Yukon park, including those listed above.
The Yukon's backcountry campgrounds and recreation area facilities are limited. Check the facilities and requirements for the site you're interested in to help you plan your trip.