Frances Lake Campground

Road accessible campground
Registration required: 
Total sites: 
Pull through: 
May 17 to September 30, 2024
Gate open: 
May 17 to September 30, 2024
Windy conditions are common. Please exercise caution when you're boating.
Site description: 
  • Popular destination for anglers.
  • Many campsites are close to the beach.
  • Interpretive panels at the day-use, boat launch area describe the importance of wetlands in the region.
  • The lake's Kaska name, Tu Cho means “big water".
  • Yukon’s first trading post was near here from 1842 to 1851. Robert Campbell built it for the Hudson’s Bay Company.
  • The gate will remain open after service to this campground has ended. Register your stay (you do not need to pay). Bring your own wood and toilet paper and pack out your garbage. 
Campground peak times: 
May June July August September
Picnic on the beach, Frances Lake


Robert Campbell Highway
Highway kilometre: 
GPS coordinates: 
61.40294°N 129.64472°W
Map download: 
Frances Lake Campground map (248.12 KB)

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Bear proof garbage bins

Picnic tables

Cook shelter

Fire ring

Bear proof cache

Boat launch

At least one wheelchair accessible outhouse

Hand pump or water tank provided

Sandy or cobble beach within short walking distance

Viewing structures or signage about local cultural and natural history