Ethel Lake Campground

Road accessible campground
Silver Trail
Registration required: 
Total sites: 
Pull through: 
May 31 to September 30, 2024
Gate open: 
Gate open year-round
Site description: 
  • On narrow strip of land right by water.
  • Popular location for boating and angling.
  • The Northern Tutchone name Takwä́ntʼye Män means “handling fire (torches) by the lake shore (to attract fish),” showing the site’s importance to the First Nation.
  • The gate will remain open after service to this campground has ended. Register your stay (payment not required). Bring your own wood and toilet paper and pack out your garbage. 
Campground peak times: 
May June July August September
Campground sign and view of lake, Ethel Lake Campground


Klondike Highway
Highway kilometre: 
Secondary road: 
Ethel Lake Road
Secondary road kilometre: 
GPS coordinates: 
63.377°N 136.251°W
Map download: 
Ethel Lake Campground map (196.11 KB)
Site directions: 

Turn east off the North Klondike Highway at km 524 and follow the Ethel Lake Road for 24 km to the lake.

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Bear proof garbage bins

Blue bear-proof recycling bins

Picnic tables

Cook shelter

Fire ring

Boat launch

Boat dock

Sandy or cobble beach within short walking distance