Rock River Campground

Road accessible campground
North Yukon
Registration required: 
Total sites: 
Pull through: 
May 24 to September 30, 2024
Gate open: 
May 24 to September 30, 2024
Site description: 
  • A great place for a picnic or overnight stay on your Dempster Highway adventure.
  • Nestled in one of the few boreal forests stands in the region.
  • The campground is named after the river, whose Gwich’in name, Chii Deetak, means “river flowing between the rocky hills.”
  • The open tundra begins to the north and goes to the Beaufort Sea.
  • The Arctic Circle is a 40 km drive to the south.
  • October to April: Register your stay (payment not required). Bring your own wood and toilet paper and please pack out your garbage. 
Campground peak times: 
May June July August September
Playing in the creek at Rock River Campground, Yukon.


Dempster Highway
Highway kilometre: 
GPS coordinates: 
66.91172°N 136.35541°W
Map download: 
Rock River Campground map (318.4 KB)
Site directions: 

40 km north of the Arctic Circle.

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Bear proof garbage bins

Blue bear-proof recycling bins

Picnic tables

Cook shelter

Fire ring

Bear proof cache

Tent pads or sites available via walking trail