Lake Laberge

Road accessible campground
Region: 
Whitehorse
Serviced: 
May 11 - September 30, 2018
Total sites: 
16
Pull through: 
12
Campground peak times: 
May June July August September

Location

Km marker: 
225 Klondike Highway
GPS coordinates: 
61.076°N 135.202°W
Map download: 
Lake Laberge Campground map (324.38 KB)

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Bear proof garbage bins

Blue bear-proof recycling bins

Picnic tables

Cook shelter

Fire ring

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

Description: 
  • Lake is best known from Robert Service’s poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee.”
  • Traditional gathering place for the Southern Tutchone people.
  • The lake's name in Southern Tutchone is Tàa’an Män, “head of the lake.”
  • Starting point for boaters going on the lake or down the Yukon River.
  • Paddlers should be careful of high winds.
  • Good place to see waterfowl and double-crested cormorant.