Nisutlin River Recreation Site

Recreation site (day use only)
May 24 to September 30, 2024
Gate open: 
Gate open year-round
Site description: 
  • An ideal launch for canoeists paddling the 180-km trip to Nisutlin Bay (Nałasìn Ghe’yi Tá) and Teslin Lake (Dèsłìn Âyi).
  • Paddlers may see Bald Eagles nesting in tall trees on the riverbanks. Look for moose, bear, and beavers along the shore and listen for wolves at night.
  • The Teslin Tlingit traditional portage from Quiet Lake (Kìt Den Â) to the Nałasìn River passes through this area.
  • Gates are closed from 11pm - 7am daily. 
Forested picnic area by river, Nisutlin River Recreation Site, Yukon.


Canol Road
Highway kilometre: 
GPS coordinates: 
60.923°N 132.959°W
Map download: 
Nisutlin River recreation site map (269.64 KB)
Site directions: 

Turn east off the Canol Road down a 600 m gravel access road.

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Bear proof garbage bins

Picnic tables

Fire ring

Viewing structures or signage about local cultural and natural history