Engineer Creek Campground

Road accessible campground
North Yukon
Registration required: 
Total sites: 
Pull through: 
May 16 to September 30, 2024
Gate open: 
May 16 to September 30, 2024
Site 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.
  • The creek's Gwich'in name, Chuu Ts'ann Njik, means "smelly water creek."
  • You can often see peregrine falcons and golden eagles at the cliffs.
Campground peak times: 
May June July August September
Sapper Hill, Engineer Creek Campground


Dempster Highway
Highway kilometre: 
GPS coordinates: 
65.3523°N 138.27186°W
Map download: 
Engineer Creek Campground map (218.12 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