Engineer Creek

Road accessible campground
Region: 
North Yukon
Serviced: 
May 18 - September 9, 2018
Total sites: 
11
Pull through: 
0
Campground peak times: 
May June July August September

Location

Km marker: 
193 Dempster Highway
GPS coordinates: 
65.351°N 138.273°W
Map download: 
Engineer Creek Campground map (665.65 KB)

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Bear proof garbage bins

Blue bear-proof recycling bins

Picnic tables

Cook shelter

Fire ring

Bear proof cache

Hiking trails

Viewing structures or signage about local cultural and natural history

Description: 
  • Lies below Sapper Hill, a collection of dolomite cliffs. The route to the cliffs is a popular day hike.
  • Sapper is the nickname for army engineers and the hill is named in honour of the Third Royal Canadian Army Engineers who constructed the Ogilvie Bridge.
  • The Gwich'in name Chü Akan means "beaver house mountain." It refers to a story about ancient giant beavers in the area.
  • You can often see peregrine falcons and golden eagles at the cliffs.