A billboard about a few miles east of Nugget City says it provides full service. This conflicts with web site which says H2O & electric only. Didn't use web site as service was unavailable and didn't know there was no sewer hookups until after parked in space. Entry to park very rough with large potholes. Interior roads gravel but in good condition. Service at restaurant was very slow and expensive considering quality of meal. No bread or roll provided with supper meal. Asked for water and was told only bottled water was available and it cost extra. Cable TV reception good but limited in selection. Wi-Fi available in restaurant and office area for additional $10. Nice gift shop. Overall I felt this park was over priced and over rated. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very understaffed (when we went). There is a restaurant and fuel available. The staff that was there was very friendly and helpful. Site are nicely spaced apart. There is 30-amp service, cable, and water. There is a sani-dump available rather than sewer hook-ups. There are lots and lots of mosquitoes at this park so make sure you have some insect repellent available. The park is located about 15 minutes west of Watson Lake. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Positives: sites were level with gravel. Restaurant had great burgers. Restrooms were spotless and water was hot! Laundry was $3 a load but was spotless. Fuel was easy to get to right out front. Staff were great. Sani-dump and rv wash. We didn't have enough coins to run the wash or we would have used it. Long site and didn't have to disconnect. Negatives: The hook-ups were all in the rear. No wi-fi unless next to the office so I feel they shouldn't advertise it. Noise from road so you may want to have a site at the back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great staff. Good DirecTV satellite view if in one of the upper hill spaces. Lots of mosquitoes. Will stay here again. Fuel available in front of campground. Sites were level and far enough off the highway so as not too have much road noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As previously noted, this park is divided into two sections. The upper level was carved out of a pine/spruce tree area, and the sites are generally separated by trees. The pull-throughs are long (we're 70' long) and provide plenty of room between sites. The sites are generally level. The interior roads and sites are gravel. They have 50 amp service, which is quite rare along the Alcan Highway in Canada. The WiFi service is only available in the laundry room or at tables outside the office/laundry room. The laundry room is large, spotless, and has six fairly new sets of Maytag washers and dryers. There is a folding table and a soap/dryer sheet dispenser ($$). The manager is very gracious and helpful. When we arrived, we were experiencing 30 - 40 mph winds at the campground, but there wasn't a significant amount of dirt being blown around. The restrooms are incredibly clean. We've stayed here before and would recommend it to all. While this park is a little pricey, it is well worth it. As another reviewer noted, everything must be trucked or air-freighted in, which I believe justifies the cost. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites were level with gravel. The hook-ups were all in the rear. The restrooms were clean. You can get fuel nearby and there is also a restaurant on site. The dump station is easy to access. The staff is very friendly and offered a lot of information about the local area. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were fortunate to be located in the pull throughs with trees, not the big lot. Great sites, level and clean. Spotless bathrooms and laundry. Yes, the Wi-Fi is only in the office area, but that is because so many people abuse it by using Skype, etc. and using up all their bandwidth. As far as being expensive, look at where they are located and figure out how much it costs to truck everything out there. No brainer. I would stay there again, anytime. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is not what it is advertised to be. Park hosts are indifferent. There is no satellite signal. They say they have cable but it is only 8 channels. They say they have Wi-Fi but it is only accessible at the office & that was closed the day we stayed there. They make a big deal out of their restaurant, but it is very expensive & loaded with mosquitoes. You can't get a glass of water. You have to buy a small bottle for $1.95. They do have fuel which is a big plus in this part of Canada & they are west of the Cassier highway. So if you come that way to Whitehorse you can stay in Watson Lake without having to drive east to the actual town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you only need to camp for a night it is fine but be aware that everything else is extremely overpriced. We had Truck problems & they overcharged us so much it was obscene & the truck was not fixed correctly. We were there for 1 week while parts were ordered. Had lunch the first day in their cafe. Egg Salad sandwich w/fries, chicken strip basket, 1 iced tea & 1 water - $40. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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This campground has a couple of sections. One is in some trees and has pull-throughs. The other is a large open parking lot with the hookups on poles spaced about 15' apart. Both areas are on roads/area that are mostly dirt, meaning that there would be a problem during rainy weather. Fortunately for us, we did not have rain during our one night stay. The water and electricity worked fine, but the water spigot at the dump station was not working. The owners were very friendly. The nearby restaurant was VERY expensive, and we decided not to eat there. All-in-all, it was very satisfactory for a one night stay, and appeared to be far better than anything else in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The lofty ratings for this park are kind of surprise. The best I can say about this park is that the sites were fairly wide. And that it is located at the junction of the Cassiar highway. The road in and out of the park is pot holed like a mine field. The WiFi only works if you are standing next to the office. Mosquito's were thick, so spending time outside was not an option. It's supposed to be better than the other places in Watson Lake, but I didn't see why. I wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is about 15 miles west of Watson Lake just before the Cassiar Hwy turnoff. Sites are level and spacious. The car/rv wash is $1 per minute and consists of high-pressure cold water. Prices in the park restaurant are very expensive. Having said that, it is still better than the parks within Watson City. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice RV Park near Cassiar Highway. Very friendly staff. Our site was long and level with some trees. We had a good dinner at the restaurant. We stayed here one night before going on the Cassiar Hwy, which is a beautiful drive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is a lot better than those in Watson Lake. The sites in the trees are not bad, but the parking lot sites have nothing to offer. We ate at the very overpriced restaurant, but the food was good. Not much else available in the area so we would probably stay here again but not eat in the restaurant. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for one night. I am somewhat undecided about this park. It is huge and has great potential. The laundry room was the best I've seen with six new washers and dryers. There is also a phone in the room that you can use a credit card to make calls. On the down side it is gravel and dust as so many places are. There are no fire pits and it is a little walk to dumpsters. My biggest complaint here was that some of the staff acted like they didn't need the business. With a boatload of empty sites I would be a little nicer. The campground host was very nice. Not sure we would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a good park to stop for the night. The people were very friendly. It was easy access. The Wi-Fi was not great but it was good. It is very hard to find good wifi in this area. The restaurant is incredibly expensive. They charge $1 for 2 minutes of shower time and $8 for Wi-Fi use. Anything other than an overnight stay is way overpriced. However, this is a good place for that. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a convenient location if looking for an over night stop in the vicinity of the Alaska Highway and Highway 37. Limited TV channels. Wi-Fi is an extra $10 a night. Some road noise from the Alaska Highway. Restaurant and gas station on premises is convenient. Laundry room was clean, but signs posted indicate that there is iron in the water occasionally. We took a chance and did laundry anyway and had no problems. Site was sufficient for our 38' motorhome and Jeep. Easy in and out. Would probably stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Big, dirt parking lot. During our stay, it was either dusty or muddy. Our reception at the gas station was surly (we needed instructions for the payment machine on the fuel island) and a receipt was not available if you were slow. Campground host was very friendly but rarely around. Extra $5 for WiFi that was weak when we could even get it. Showers clean but $1 for 2 and 1/2 minutes. Not convenient to town. Wished we had stayed at the government campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is daily rate for 30 amp pull-through site. Roads and pads are gravel with good maneuverability. Wi-Fi available at additional cost in a few of the pull-through sites. 24 hour diesel and gas available. Good spot to stay if you are going down the Cassiar Hiughway. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very well recepted. Very informed. Every place should have someone this friendly in charge. Good large sites with cable, water, and electricity. No sewer hookups but a good large dump station. Very, very clean laundry and restrooms. Clean showers but a loonie for only two and a half minutes. Nice restaurant and gift shop. We would recommend this campground We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is just a big gravel area. The Park had just opened for the season, and restrooms were being renovated and were closed. I was assured that the restroom by the restaurant remained open all night. It didn't. That's very uncomfortable for tenters with no other options. The restaurant staff was brusque. The Wifi worked well. We camped here in a Tent.
We had expected this campground to be a big gravel pit from previous posts and that Wi-Fi would be available free but this was not the case. There are several rows of pull-thru sites under the pine trees and a large area out in the open with sites very close together. We had a long pull-thru under the trees which was easy to get in and out of but it was very un-level front to back. The Wi-Fi was $10/night so we passed on that. The sites weren't on top of each other and because there were only 7 of us they assigned sites with vacant ones in between. There are no sewers but the dump station was easy to get into and out of. If we were to return to Watson Lake we would stay here rather than the Downtown RV Park where you were so close you could hardly open your door and there were no trees. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in our 45' motorcoach. Plenty of elbow room and easy access. Excellent Wi-Fi, electric and water, sani-dump only, good restaurant on site, nice gift store. Probably the best campground in Watson Lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not sure of rate, we were part of a caravan. Another one nighter. Big gravel lot, but sites are roomy compared with other places. Only downside is you need to use your toad to get into Watson Lake. So stop on your way by, not a lot in town. Small store, gas, and sign post forest. A couple of our crew had oil changes at Camper Services and were very pleased with the owner and service (he came in on a Sunday for them). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very large campground with plenty of room. The facilities are great. There is a little trail behind the campground to walk. The campground is one large gravel pit with a few trees here and there. The restaurant & shop are great, but the food is very expensive. However, the campground fees are not expensive. We will stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Canadian Dollar Price and includes a $5 charge for Wi-Fi and tax at Good Sams discount. The Wi-Fi is an open signal but I was honest when I checked in and requested a site with a good signal thus the $5 charge. The Cable TV is fair, not a great number of channels but better than most Canadian Campgrounds and included ABC & CBS (US). There is no on site sewer so during busy times you will have to wait your turn to dump. There is a wash area $2 for 2 minutes. There is also a restaurant with friendly service. Great for big rigs as sites are super long and if you have a big rig you can keep your tow vehicle attached if you are just stopping for the night. I did not use the laundry but quoted price is $2.50 for washer and dryers. There is a charge for showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very convenient and pleasant campground as we came from Whitehorse and did not want to go into Watson Lake because we were taking the Cassiar Highway. Well wooded, level sites. We had a pull-through. Free firewood as occurs in many Yukon government campgrounds. No hookups, of course. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another gem of a Yukon government campground. Large sites, pull-throughs and back-ins, along the Alaska Highway. Facility manager keeps the campground tidy and full of firewood. Very convenient overnight stop if you are turning on to, or off of, the Cassiar Highway. Big rig friendly. Right off the Alaska Highway, but little traffic noise. Spots fill up early during the travel season so stop early to get the prime locations. 25 miles northwest of the Cassiar Highway junction and services. No cell coverage. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This small Yukon Government campground is right beside the Alaska Highway, which makes it very convenient, but also means there is some road noise. However, the highway quiets down considerably at night, so it is not a big problem. It is along Big Creek with only a couple of sites actually on the river. If you get there early enough to have a choice, Site 3 has the best river view, followed by Site 2. The sites are fairly well separated by distance and some vegetation, but not completely private. Overall, it is a very pleasant setting. As with all Yukon Government campgrounds, there is no dump station and the water source is a hand pump with a notice to boil the water before use, so you will want to arrive with fresh water and plan on hauling out your waste water. There are vault toilets. There is free camp fire wood, which they request you conserve. We had no signal on our Verizon phone. The trees precluded the use of a satellite for internet. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small campground, big rig friendly and Big Mosquito friendly. We got ate up in fact they were so aggressive they were getting in through a small hole in a compartment and we finally got tired of fighting them pulled in the slides and left at 4 in the morning, but thats not the park's fault. I would stay here again, just stay away from the trees as much as possible. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A typical Yukon campsite. We had a nice pull-through that was mostly level. We would have loved to take advantage of the free firewood but it rained from the minute we arrived. We would probably return to this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great little campground along the AK Hwy at mile Km 1042. It is about 20 miles (west) from the junction of the Cassiar Hwy. and about 30 miles from Watson Lake. We had a pull thru that was about 70 foot long. We were right next to the creek. They have pit toilets and a water pump. There are bins of free firewood. There is no dump station. There are picnic tables and fire pits. We didn't have to unhook. Its a great stop over for the night or a good spot to just site and relax for a few days. There is a little highway noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nothing but a gravel lot. Pull-throughs are very tight and they are still crowded in mid-August. Infrastructure works well. The owner is nice and will get you to the cheapest gas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place to stay - so convenient to everything - shopping, Sign Forest, Northern Lights Theater, restaurant - all within walking distance. Only one 50 amp site but they will let you request it. Full-hook-ups. Huge area to wash your RV. Cable TV. Free Wi-Fi that worked okay. The closer to the office, the better you get it. Have stayed here before and would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As another camper put it, this is a typical gravel parking lot campground. The spaces are tight and when we were there, our neighbor pulled in crooked and there was literally (we measured) 10 inches between our slide and theirs. We couldn't even put a chair beside our unit, although he had plenty of room on the other side of his. The owner is very nice and friendly, and easy to work with. Our spot was very close to the office and with our wifi booster, had perfect internet. Most activities are within walking distance. Would definitely recommend this park for your stay. Convenience is a big plus! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is your typical gravel parking lot park. Sites are tight together so lining up slides can be an issue. That said, you have to meet the owner! He is friendly, has you laughing, and is quick to point out where everything is in town. You can walk to the grocery store, the Northern Lights Centre, and the sign post forest from the park. WiFi was best on the porch so settle in and make new friends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First I called a reserved a back-in site for $36 and when we got there we were sardined into a pull thru site for $40 - could almost reach out and touch the neighbors. This is just a dusty gravel parking lot - our site was so un-level the tires on the driver side were off the ground. The only good thing was it was a block from the sign forest and across the street from the grocery store and a small city lake (infested with mosquitoes). Would find another park if possible. We camped in a 5th wheel. Spent a lot of time sharing horror stories of the trek to and from Alaska with the neighbors. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a gravel parking lot but the wash rack has very good pressure for washing the RV and price is reasonable. Wi-Fi is weak. Spots are level and the park is close to shopping and the sign forest. Host was helpful and provided the name of best gas station in town and provided a discount card that was useful for reduction in fuel cost in a town further north on the Alaska Highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the only park in town. The other one burned down and there are other parks west of town. From this park you can walk to the grocery store, the department store, the sign forest, the Northern Lights Center, a restaurant, the library, bank & post office. It has an RV/car wash. The cable is pretty good for Canada. The owner subscribes to more than one cable company and mixes up what he sends out to the sites. The Wi-Fi was fine but we were right next to the office. I saw someone carrying his laptop up to the office so maybe the signal doesn't reach the entire park. At the time we stayed there was only one site with 50 amps. It is right next to the office and that was the site we had. The owner is very personable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is basically a gravel parking lot with hookups. It's the only game in town, so they don't care if the park is attractive. On the other hand, they do provide the basic services, and the staff is friendly. Not a place to stay for more than one night, however. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nearly the only game in town. Expensive gravel parking lot. Kept one slide in and definitely no awning here. More room at a Walmart (none here). A few TV channels which were clear. Wi-Fi weak but useable. Showers were OK. Would plan the next trip to skip this park if I could. The sign thing is the only interesting thing in town and that isn't that interesting. Northern Light Center is $10/person for 50 min film, not worth it. So...pass Watson Lake if you can. Money is CAD with GoodSam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ok for one night. We stopped at 4 pm and there was one pull through left. Dog leash rule not enforced. Local dogs visit the park often. Sites have no space between them. No fire pits - thank goodness! Wi-Fi is ok, if you are not blocked by another rig between you and the office - which is the case for a lot of the park. The town itself looks a little worn out. The visitor center was helpful. Would stay again if in the area and needed a spot to stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. As others have commented pull throughs have easy access, but spaces are narrow! If two RV's are parked next to each other and both had their slides extended - it would be tough to walk between the two of them. If you don't mind un-hooking the back-in sites are cheaper and have more space/separation. What park lacks in ambience - it makes up for it in convenience. Pretty much everything one would want to see/do in Watson Lake is within walking distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects a Good Sam discount. When we visited Watson Lake, this was the only option as the other two parks were not open. It is not a bad park, but it truly is nothing more than a large gravel parking lot. We did have to use some blocks to level. It is within easy walking distance to all of the Watson Lake attractions and across the street from the nice Wye Lake Park and hiking trail (a three-mile trail around the lake.) It is set back enough (about a block) from the Alaska Highway so that road noise is not an issue. It has 30-amp electrical service that seemed to be strong and work well. We had a full hookup, pull-through site. There are also a few stations available on a cable connection. Our Verizon phone had a good signal, but for some reason we had a problem with some phone calls to the U.S. The campground is in the open so we did pick up our Hughes internet satellite (127W). The campground has Wi-Fi; when we first arrived it was reasonable, but once others started to arrive it slowed to a crawl. We were close to office so we had a usable signal; I suspect other farther away had a problem with the signal. The owner was very nice. The Laundry was nice and clean. We did not use the bathroom facilities. The major problem with the campground was spacing between sites. For some reason, even though the park was almost empty, the owner put a lot of people right next to each other. We could not put out our awning, because it extended into the other space. On the other side with a neighbor with a slide, we could barely walk between the sites. If staying here again, we would ask to be put further away from the office, sacrifice Wi-Fi and not have someone right next to us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great for a night or two. Tight quarters; room enough for slide-outs but little else. Gravel lot is fairly level; hookups were consistent and all in a line. Restrooms-showers clean and up to date. WiFi running two hotspots at least one has good signal. Walking distance to visitor center and sign forest (make one up before you get there), grocery store ($$$$$), and Northern Lights Center. Restaurant across from grocery. Staff friendly. Water good. Electric stable. Stop at airport while in town. It has a good review of WWII aircraft ferry during Russian Lend-Lease, Watson Lake pretty busy then. Would stay here again; easy in/out/convenient. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another Yukon gravel lot. The owner runs a tight ship and will treat you right. THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN, everything else has closed. Near the signpost forest and grocery shopping. Very clean bathrooms/showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped through here traveling down the AlCan. The camp host was extremely friendly and helpful, great guy. The bathrooms/showers were VERY clean and nice, even smelled good and had oldies music playing. The rv park itself is level and gravel. It isn't really "park-like" but it is a decent place to stay, close to the signpost forest. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
A big dirt lot. Great park for an overnight stay. Convienet to stores and sign post forest. Wifi was lacking at our spot. Easy in and easy out ! Stayed on way north and again on our way back south. We camped here in a fifth wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Basically a dirt parking lot with hookups and very close neighbors. There was plenty of room to maneuver and the hookups were fine. Internet was free but not very fast. Right downtown so no need to unhook: easy walk to groceries and area attractions. RV/Car wash available on site for $. Just fine for a stop on our travels of the Alaska Highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good place to camp if you want to go to the Sign Post Forest which is about a block away. The spots are tight and are all pull through. Flat gravel lot with hook ups. The owner does have a sense of humor but is helpful if you have a problem. There is a nice park across the street from the RV park that is good for walking pets. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park along the Alaska Highway. Clean, spacious showers, nice laundry. Car/truck/trailer/RV wash onsite. Do it yourself and pretty reasonable. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first introduction to the typical Canadian/Alaskan "gravel lot" campground. Admittedly it was level and rain water drained off very well. The owner/operator was very nice and efficient. It is located between the Signpost Forest and a grocery store so the location is excellent. The Wi-Fi was only usable in the laundry room but he told us that would probably be the case when we checked in. The laundry room had lots of machines and was very clean, as were the restrooms and showers. This park is OK for a night or two. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is basically an overpriced parking lot with electric and water. The price paid reflects a Good Sam discount. Sites were so close you could shake your neighbors's hand. Very dusty. WiFi works only at the building. However, it was quiet and the showers were nice and large. OK for a stopover if you have to. We probably won't return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived in Watson Lake, and the Alaska Highway washed out going north so we have been here several days and the owner has gone out of his way for us. So has the town. This is a clean neat park with very clean restroom and laundry room which is cheaper then some along the highway. We will stay on our return trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 2 nights, it is what they say, just a parking lot. We still enjoyed our stay in Watson Lake. The owner was very friendly. We will probably stay here on our return from Alaska. A lot of the RV parks on the Alaskan Highway are like this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was the only park open at the time of year in this location. It is a parking lot and absolutely no more. The man at the desk is friendly (Archie) and it is close to a grocery store and a nice path for walking around the lake. It has hookups, but absolutely no camping feeling for those of us who like trees. If you need a place to stop and park, this is fine. If you want an experience, forget it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sand and gravel parking lot with pedestals for power, etc. Tight quarters. Wi-Fi works, we're told, if you go sit on the porch at the office. Thankful we could connect with our satellite system because we couldn't with the park's Wi-Fi. Within walking distance of the Sign Post Forest. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I gave this park a 7 because of location location location. It is basically a big field of hardpacked dirt and the rv spaces are very close together. That said, it is within easy (BLOCK) distance of the signpost forest and the Northern Lights Centre. There is a city park right next to it on the shores of the First Wye Lake. Our dogs were very happy. This is a simple overnight spot with a great location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is basically a gravel parking lot, but very convenient because it is in the center of town. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms and laundry are very clean. There is a very good grocery store right across the street. The Wi-Fi was poor. We stayed there in mid May and it was nice to have water power and sewer available this early. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is a large gravel pit that is level with large sites. There are not any defined roads, just a large flat area, plenty of room for back-ins or pull-throughs. The rest rooms were clean and the owner very helpful with information. Things in town are quite expensive. The Wi-Fi does not work very well at the site, but OK in the laundry room or office. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a gem. Nothing fancy but to have water in early May was a treat. Restrooms were spotless. Quiet campground. Owner was friendly and accommodating. Definitely will stop on way back to the States. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Level gravel spaces with room between rigs and 30 amp service. Most spots are pull through. Within one block walking distance to grocery store, department store, Signpost Forest and Northern Lights Centre. There is a free RV wash. Management is helpful. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is conveniently located for a stopover in Watson Lake. The large open gravel area has pull-through sites down the middle and back-in sites on both sides with sufficient room to maneuver. Utilities, including Wi-Fi and cable TV, were okay. It is within easy walking distance to major tourist attractions in town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Conveniently located within easy walking distance of Signpost Forest, grocery, and nature trail around nearby lake. Sites are level, both pull-through and back-ins available. Clean showers and washrooms. Laundry was available, but we didn’t use it. Actual price with Good Sam discount was $32.65 (CA) for a full service (including cable TV) pull through site. Campground offers dinner in the tent adjacent to the office / washrooms. Wi-Fi worked good, but we were close to the office. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Found out that both BC and Yukon parks are all the same, very little to offer, yet more expensive than they need to be. Mostly, just a space to spend the night while on the way to AK. We did have a nice sign visiting the sign post forest and putting our names up there. Visitor Centers are also very nice in both territories. Just what you have to plan on paying around $32+ for almost any RV park if you plan to go to AK. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While it is a parking lot, it was walking distance to the grocery store, the department store, the Sign Forest and the Northern Lights Center. Since we didn't have a tow, this was good for us. The laundry was clean and efficient. The owners were delightful. The week-end BBQ was fun and tasty. We will go back to this campground when we are in Watson Lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large gravel parking lot with a maximum number of spaces crammed in. Close to Sign Post Forest and a wildlife refuge. Cell connectivity a rarity. Wi-Fi best at main building. Best of parks available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice manager. We had a wide back-in site with FHU. Walking distance to Signpost Forest, Visitor Center, and Northern Lights Center. Best part was the barbecue dinner. Really good food for a very reasonable price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It’s a parking lot. But, as parking lots go, not so bad. The owner is a hoot: great sense of humor. Among the nicest, cleanest bathrooms I’ve seen at a CG. Music is piped into them: very classy! It’s a short, easy walk to the sign forest. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Bare bones to look at, but has full hookups and cable TV and internet connection. Sites are a little close together, but tolerable for 1 or 2 days. Right in town, so you can walk everywhere if you choose. Laundry room was nice and clean, good machines. Did not use restrooms. Has good size RV wash area. They also offer dinner and breakfast, but are pricey. Owner is very nice and helpful. Discount on diesel for staying here. Stay here was $30 incl tax and Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is nothing more than a subdivided parking lot with very narrow spaces. However, it is more than adequate for an overnight stay and definitely beats a Wal-Mart situation. The owners were very helpful and pleasant and the laundry facility was well maintained. We stayed in pull through site number 31, which was plenty long but very narrow. The WiFi and cable TV were in good working order. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large gravel lot with mosquitoes. Dinner & breakfast was available in a tent next to office. I fell on the wet restroom floor after getting out of the shower, but management was helpful in providing ice for my bruised knee. Someone tried to siphon gas out of our gas tank overnight (we found the gas cap off), and another RV was broken into & vandalized while the occupants slept (using ear plugs)!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a pleasant place to stay. No shade trees but we prefer it that way and the sites were plenty long and very level. We got several TV stations on their satellite system. Wi-Fi is up in the main building only but there are multiple places to set your PC at either standing or sitting including in the laundry room where you can plug into a power strip and I believe hard wire into their line. This is a neat as a pin type place and we would return. The Sign Post Forest and the Northern Lights Center are both in easy walking distance. Price cited is actually $27.25 a night with our Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here once before so knew it was nothing more than a big gravel parking lot. Wi-Fi worked fine at our site despite a low signal, power was OK, and water pressure was adequate. This park is very clean, sites are level, and the owner maintains it very well. In addition to the looks of the park the major problem is that the pull-thru sites are not 25 feet wide they are about 15 feet wide and when you step out of your door the hookups including sewer are right there. The pull-thru sites do fill up with big rigs by late afternoon. It is an easy in and out for our 33 foot 5th wheel. The park is walking distance to the Sign Post Forest, Visitor's Center, and the grocery store. This is the only park in Watson Lake that we could get to respond in order to make a reservation. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Basically a parking lot of pull through sites with full hookups. The Wifi didn't work unless you went up to the building. There are very nice bathrooms, showers and a nice laundry room. The staff was very friendly and recommended a gas station that saved us a bundle. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is based on flyer, we were in a caravan. This is a big gravel lot and large rigs are packed tight, real tight. Wi-fi is central only, not from rig. Basically a somewhat ok stopping point on the way to better things. Just keep on trucking, it does get better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy entry and exit, however it's easy to miss the entry road when westbound. Great host, offered local discount and information for next leg. Sites are close, but OK. Free car and RV wash (which was badly needed). Good location with everything in walking distance. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Plenty of room for big rigs, but the sites are close. Wifi only in the laundry. Cable TV not much. Best feature is free spot to wash RV and auto. Campground even supplies hose and bucket! Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a gravel lot with plenty of turning room. There is an RV wash pit with hose, and you supply soap. Wi-Fi is weak but works in the office building. It's done that way on purpose as a local apartment house started using the system. Then the owner went to a password system, and the campers gave password to apt house. The owners are nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a dirt campground with tight sites. But the owner, is very knowledgeable about the conditions on the AlCan highway and every campsite within 200 miles of Watson Lake. He also owns the fast food restaurant across the street. Close to a grocery store and the sign post display. Restrooms and showers were very clean, Laundry room was also clean. I would recommed this campsite. We stayed in a motor home. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is nothing special and expensive but the location is close to the sign post forest and a decent little grocery store. The pull thru sites are FHU, dirt/gravel, level and long enough so that you don't have to un-hook if you don't want to but extremely narrow and the park felt very cramped when it got fuller in the evening. The back-in sites are equally narrow and if you're a motorhome you have to unhitch your toad. Wi-Fi does not reach most of the sites but you can get it in the laundry room. The bad news is that the laundry was very crowded with people doing laundry and using Wi-Fi (even at 11:30 at night), the good news is that the laundry room is open 24 hrs so if you wait until the later hours you can probably get in. We got five or six TV channels with their SATV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large gravel park with mostly pull-throughs. Free RV washing station. They give an Escapees (15%) discount. Easy, convenient, plenty of room for any size rig, very pleasant staff. Adjacent to a supermarket. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is your basic cleared lot, easy in and easy out. The staff here is exceptional. You won't find cleaner restrooms on the continent and they clean them many times throughout the day. The men's restroom was so nice, that twice towards the beginning of my stay when I first walked in, I quickly backed out and double checked to make sure I wasn't in the lady's room... We stayed here a few nights on account of a broken RV, we had to wait for a welder to arrive in town. In the meantime we were given a slight discount, and an employee gave us a large box of Archie Comic Books to read. That gift was a wonderful blessing considering there wasn't much else to do in Watson Lake with my four kids I was traveling with. I highly recommend this park and did in fact return a month later. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a no frills campground. The sites are wide and long. They are not tight and each site is has shade. Only about 15 minutes from the sign forest. Worth the drive! Our granddaughter made a sign which we hung for her. We stayed on our way to and from Alaska. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Junction 37 badly needs maintenance and has spotty management due to absentee (Whitehorse-based) ownership. But it had long, shaded, full-hookup, pull-thrus for the best price in town. We stayed here twice, going to and coming from Alaska. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This RV Park seems to get bad reviews. We just stayed there overnight and would do an overnighter again. This is a simple park with nice size, gravel pull-through sites. The site we stay, #2, had full hookups. Yes, you do have to check in at the office that is shared with the gas station, but we did not find this a problem. Not sure if they have laundry and showers, probably not. For the price and if you are self contained, this is a good choice for overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
About 15 miles west of Watson Lake - AT the junction to Rt 37 South - Cassiar Highway. Plenty of signs advertising this place - including a restaurant. Only thing open is gas station ("office" for RV park) along with one burned-down building. Restaurant closed; saloon closed. RV park is barely maintained. Had water, 30Amp, and sewer in an adequate pull-through. Washrooms were barely useable; didn't even look at showers. Were it not for the fact that it would a be a 30 mile round-trip out of our way (headed south on the Cassiar), we'd have gone into Watson Lake. Dry-camping would be preferable (and plentiful in the area), were it not for our traveling companions who couldn't dry-camp. We won't be staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park has the bare essentials: water, electricity, and bathrooms. That is it; do not expect more. No TV and no Internet. The space (pull-through) is long, and I had no problem with my 40' motorhome and tow vehicle. Although it did stretch the limit on the 25' water hose. For an over nighter, this place is perfect. The bathroom was clean, but did need some TLC/updating. The rating I gave is based solely for a place to stay overnight and not be parked next to the highway or pay more at a spot down the road just to stay one night and rest. We would stay here again if for only one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK for overnight. Park is "For Sale" so it is in decline. Only six other RV's here tonight. Still, felt safe here. It appears that, at one time, it was a very nice park. Shame to see it going downhill. Would stay here again if we needed to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Better than it looks from the road. Sites are spaced decently and have small strips of trees between them. The bathrooms and laundry are in converted mobile trailers and a bit rundown. The dryer did not work to dry our clothes so make sure to check them first if you use the facilities. Seems less crowded and more off the highway than other Watson Lake campgrounds we saw. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a funny place, going in you would wonder but once you get past all the abandoned buildings up front and into the campground it is nice. Huge level pull-thru will W/S/E with trees between and little noise from either the Alaska or Cassiar. Good jumping off point for the journey down the Cassiar. We did not use showers or restrooms so no comment is available. We would camp here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an old campground but in pretty good shape. The interior roads are gravel and in fair condition and there are level gravel sites with trees between. Our pull-thru site was very long with plenty of room for our big rig, slides and truck and there was nice space between sites. For full hookups (30 amps), I felt their price was extremely reasonable. The bathrooms were old fashioned but clean as was the laundry room, although there were several machines broken. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an OK RV park for one night. The sites are easy pull thru and level. The bath room was really old and use questionable. The laundry facilities were poor with many machines out of service. It was an old park that has been neglected. They do sell fuel and campers receive a 2 cent discount. We stayed here one night on our way to Hyder, AK to see the bears. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate shown includes tax. Site was a level gravel pull-through. Entire park is a gravel parking lot behind the store. All utilities worked fine. Restrooms have 2 washers and 2 dryers for each gender. There is also another laundry attached to the store. Cable TV has only 8 channels and they are mostly spotty. Wi-Fi did not work both times I tried it as there were problems with the router and store staff didn’t have a clue how to reboot the system. Sign Post Forest is just across the street. Good enough for overnight after a long day on the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here 5 nights when caught in the washouts. People really friendly. Stayed here again in July and counter person was just plain nasty. Won't come back because of her. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Typical Yukon campground, a large parking lot with narrow sites. Electricity was good, water pressure OK, Wi-Fi slow but reliable. They have a decent grocery store and reasonably priced fuel. The restrooms were very clean. From what we saw, the best campground in town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Another mud and gravel parking lot with hook ups. Nothing to recommend this place and won't stay here again. Their advertisements show only their store and laundromat not the campground area. That should have been a dead give away. Staff is friendly, laudromat is large, but lots of foot traffic goes through the laundry to the store so the floor was dirty. Also $2.50 a load to wash and $2.00 for 12 minutes to dry. I would not stay here again and would rather boondock. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We gave this a somewhat higher rating because it had exceptionally clean restrooms that also had a washer and dryer inside them. The campground itself was just a parking lot - with dirt - and since it was pouring down rain - mud as well. The owners, however, were trying to make this a pleasant experience for campers with the exceptionally nice restrooms. There are metered showers, always an irritation for us. Since this campground was connected to a filling station, you also received a discount on gasoline for camping. It is an OK place for an "overnight" on the road to Alaska. It is right across the street from the Sign Forest and is located next to a small convenience/food store (that is very expensive). We camped here in a Truck Camper.
You need to register in the store with the clerk at the check out stand. You select your own spot behind the gas station and store. The water power was good, 30 amp, no cable. Wi-Fi was okay first day but no Wi-Fi the second day, the system went down and someone has to come from Whitehorse to fix it. The camp is right next door to the Sign Post and Information Center. Not much to do in town nor places to eat but it was a good stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basically a parking lot with tight pull-throughs and back-in sites for big rigs. Cable TV did not work and WiFi no slower than other places. But would stay here again for the night because of the price and location: across the street from the Sign Forest and walking distance to anything in town. Also a discount on fuel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nothing special. A medium sized gravel parking lot with double-sided power/water/TV pedestals. Cable TV didn't work, and no one seemed too surprised or concerned. "I'll tell the manager." Wi-fi signal was good, but service was s-l-o-o-o-w; comparable to old modem dial-up speeds. Trash and litter was scattered around the lot, and lots of trash and junk in the adjoining woods. Rate shown is for power & water only. Sewer is another $5. Convenient to the Signpost Forest, but that's all that recommends it. I won't be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had this place recommended to us at a previous RV park. "When you get to Watson Lake, stay at Tags. It's not fancy, but it's clean and it's cheap." After paying through the nose for some really lousy places, we're all for clean & cheap. Our purpose for stopping in Watson Lake was to visit the signpost forest, which was RIGHT across the street. The bathrooms/shower building was the biggest surprise. The building was big, and CLEAN, and new. Each side (men/women) had a brand new washer (Front loading, high capacity) & 2 dryers in each. After the last place we had stayed, we LOVED it. And the fact that it had Wi-Fi, was even more of a pleasant surprise. Like the old guy that told us. It is simple, clean, and doesn't cost much. We would stay again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Rate is for 30 amp FHU pull thru site in an open gravel parking lot, which is typical of many of the inexpensive RV parks up here. Pull thrus are opposing so you share the pedestal with your neighbor on one side. They also have back-ins if you prefer. Site is open enough that we were able to connect with our satellite Internet, a real plus. The park has Wi-Fi which worked well. Restrooms and laundry were very clean. Located right across the street from the Sign Forest, it is a good value for the money, plus, due to small size the caravans do nor use it. Regarding the review below with a rating of 1 because of the cook in the restaurant. During a visit to the restaurant, though it may be stretching it a bit to call it a restaurant, the cook was quite affable. Maybe it was a case of the cook treating the customer the way the customer treated the cook. Or maybe it was a different park because this place certainly doesn't charge the rate the reviewer listed. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
3 words: Clean, Friendly, Spacious. One of the nicest/cleanest wash houses we saw on our whole trip to Alaska, with showers and laundry! The staff were very helpful and caring. I will definitely stop here again and recommend it to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Wide open park, located behind the store/station. Not much to it but will never stay there again because of how rude the cook at the diner inside the store was to us!!!! The girls up front at the store were very nice We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have a 34 foot 5th wheel. The rock/gravel camp sites are large, quiet, and spacious. The are no shaded sites and it is a nice campground when you are on the way to Alaska. There is a convenience store on site and they give a discount on the fuel charges to their campers. It is just across the street from the famous Watson's Sign Post Forest where travelers have posted their signs with the thousands of others over the years. We didn't use the laundry or bathrooms/shower facilities. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground is well off the highway - 4 miles of dirt road. Sites are in the trees and nicely separated. Pull throughs are long enough for motorhome and tow vehicle. Easy payment box system. Park is very clean and well maintained. Lake with boat launch is near campground loops. Town is close by. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great price, but you’re basically camping dry. Still, it’s a beautiful location, and the campsites are very private. You’re far from the main road, so there’s no road noise, but it’s a long, slow drive to your campsite on a gravel road. You can dump for free at Wye Lake, a municipal park a few miles away. Wye Lake also has potable water if you need to fill your tank ahead of time. The Watson Lake campground has water, but it needs to be boiled for 5-15 minutes (according to different signs). They had a mix of back-in and pull-through slots. The pull-throughs were arcs off the main trail, but there was plenty of room for our longish truck and travel trailer, and we could easily put out our slides. You pay for your spot by filling out a form and putting money through a slot, so we never really interacted with the park rangers. We got most of our information about the park from the Watson Lake Visitor Center (next to the Signpost Forest). We would happily stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.