Dawson City, Yukon

Gold Rush Campground

Dawson City, Yukon



Dawson City, Yukon
Phone: (867) 993-5247

Sites: 83
Recent Rate: $30 6/2015

Latitude: 64.0633977653284
Longitude: -139.4269323349

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $3.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 3.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $3.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 3.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

13 Reviews

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Sharlou

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Basically a huge parking lot with rv hookups. Very friendly, helpful staff. Restrooms were clean and well maintained. Laundry was good. Sites very close together. Camped here in a pickup camper. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Truck Camper.

Tips for other Campers:

Tour dredge #4. Dawson City Museum is a must see.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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olygene

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

I am giving this RV campground a 7 because of its convenient location. Since it is located in Dawson City, it is a short 2 or 3 block walk to all the sites in town. Sites are level, has picnic tables but no shade trees. During busy summer months, RVs are crammed into the park and big Class A rigs might find driving a bit tricky especially if you are a late arrival. You will need to buy tokens for shower but office not always open when you want to bathe so buy tokens early. Staff is friendly and accommodating. The facilities are the typical standard ones you find at all campgrounds. One major negative is the standing water at several sites--it was so bad that our water hose was underwater most of the time at the spigot and easily contaminated with waste water left by previous occupants that may have cleaned their dump hoses. I might suggest you make reservations at this CG because they were totally full the entire 4 nights we stayed here and many rigs were pulling up only to see a Campground Full sign. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Dawson City is not a stop where you stay only a night and then move on. It is full of history and charm. The park staff are dressed in period clothing and conduct daily tours of the city during summer months. There are no large grocery stores so prices are so relatively expensive but the ambience is great so you don't mind paying. Dawson City and Valdez were two of the most scenic towns we stayed in during our 9 week tour of Alaska.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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WillieBilly

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a basic RV Park with some back in spots and some side by side pull thrus. In the back in sites hook ups are to the rear and everything works fine. It is dirt but so is everything in Dawson City due to Permafrost. This is the Yukon. You don't get any better. The owners and staff are fantastic. The park is right in Dawson City within walking distance to everything. And it is a wonderful city to see with many fun things to do. We had planned on staying for two or three days and ended up staying a week. There is lots to do and see. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Motorhome.

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Tranquilty1

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location in town. Friendly staff. Easy walking through out Dawson City. I'd definitely stay again when in the area. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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moosewatcher

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Basically the only show in town worth staying in. All gravel and tight but comfortable. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Motorhome.

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WNC Traveler

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed our stay in Dawson City and the convenience of this RV Park was part of the reason. It is right down town 3 blocks from the Visitor Centre. The office staff is friendly and courteous. The showers are clean and well arranged with private dressing areas, but they do cost $1.50. The laundry is outrageously expensive - $5 for a washer. The price we paid is for only 15A service. This park gets very busy in the summer months so reservations might be a necessary. It is not a pretty park, has very little greenery, and the sites are tightly spaced. However, the location is great. I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Motorhome.

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Teacher's Pet

Review Count: 319
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Gravel parking lot, with all hookups at rear of lot. Located in town, easy access to everything on foot. Not worth the price however by any means. But this is the Yukon and they have to make their money during the 4 month tourist season. So everything in town is about 2 times the price it should be. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Motorhome.

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Bob & Bonnie

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good park for what you get. Bathrooms/showers are very clean, buildings are well-kept, services work, nice to have cable when you're up here in this hinterland. We felt it was a little pricey for being a "parking lot", albeit well organized and presented as well as possible for what they have, but that comes with the territory in a tourist town in the Yukon. Neighborhood houses had some pretty loud guests one night ... I think alcohol was involved. For doing Dawson, it is about as good as you can get. The other parks in town appear to be pretty much the same caliber. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Truck Camper.

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rvfulltime

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This RV park is the most cramped park I've ever stayed at. It took several attempts at parking our rig to avoid hitting the awning of our neighbor. When finally parked our steps encroached on our other neighbors territory. There is only 1 men's toilet. They use Tengo Internet which gets disabled for you 4 hours after you initially connect. With the park 1/2 full we had trouble staying connected. Most sites are 15 amp back ins with no circuit breaker. The best part about this park is it's location as once you're parked you don't need a vehicle. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Jack1851

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Sardine style RV park. Kept having to move my tow vehicle when a neighbor came in. Side by side hookups and very poor Wi-Fi. Manager was friendly but not very personable. I've RVed over 40 years and this was the most packed-in RV park I've ever seen or been in. $1.75/liter diesel nearby so don't show up on empty. Park has all the "amenities" like cable, Wi-Fi, hookups, etc. but the straight in parking lot ruined the whole thing for me. Less than a foot space between my slide and the neighbor's. There were a couple parks outside of town I would go to first. The town should be ashamed of this park as it's a blatant gouging of RVers. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Doodah

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Nothing more than a gravel parking lot with not even enough room between sites to put out our awning without touching rig next door. We have never camped in such a cramped RV park. We estimate that the spaces are not more than 12' wide. Very poor Wi-Fi. Owner/managers could care less. Would not stay here again. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Pat Eastes

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Gold Rush was a nice campground in Dawson City. It was very conveniently located in the middle of town so that campers could walk around town and back to the campground. As in most Canadian parks there were metered showers, an irritation to many people. It would seem to be better to charge an extra dollar amount on the camping fee to include the shower and NOT charge EXTRA for a shower. Many people consider a shower as a basic to be included in the cost of the camping fee. People who own/manage the park were there and involved, offering suggestions for trips, etc. The internet was "iffy" and was only able to be used for basic e-mails and even then was difficult to use when the park was full. Overall, however, this was still a very nice park. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Truck Camper.

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mamestra

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a typical Alaska/Yukon gravel pit. The sites are all gravel with pull-thru down the middle and back in's around the perimeter. This is the only park in downtown Dawson City, which makes it nice as you can walk to many of the attractions. Our site wasn't very level and you are close to your neighbor but other than that an OK site. The owners are friendly and do try to help make your visit worthwhile. We camped at Gold Rush Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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