6 Parks near Watson Lake, Yukon
Jun 2016 - $9.00
This is a pleasant, small government campground. No services to speak of, but a cheap and convenient place to spend the night. At $12 CDN per night, the Yukon government campgrounds are a steal. Quite a few pull-thru, and "pull up to" sites. All but the biggest rigs could probably fit. Unlike several other places we stopped this week further south in BC the bugs weren't bad, but I'm sure that just depends on the conditions. My advice if you are heading up through BC and the YT to AK during the spring/summer is to be sure you bring a headnet. - Pdxjoanne
Jul 2015 - $10.00
Overnight stay, the park is very open and easy to navigate. Clean sites and good fire pit. - Gary Dickson
Sep 2013 - $12.00
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. - Citellus
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Overpriced. Park was almost empty. There were 8 other sites with campers but we couldn't get a 50 amp pull through.
We were in a 43' pusher with 4 slides and couldn't put out an awning. Not sure why we didn't rate one of their huge pull through sites; it's not like anyone else was here.
When we pulled out, our road led right to the front gate; which was barricaded closed. We finally found an exit sign after cruising around for a bit. That was a little disconcerting.
$45 Canadian for 30 amps, unwatchable cable tv, and as others have stated, no wifi. The sewer connection seemed adequate. Luckily we just stayed one night on our way north.
Would not stay here again unless the price was about half. - 3browns
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Overpriced for what you get. Restaurant too high, ate at the unit. WIFI almost non-existent and if you use it, they warn that if you violate their usage rules, you will be escorted from the park.
There is no cell services available and if only here for 1 night, no point in cable hookup. No trash cans either. Sign on property says you need to take your trash with you and dump in a roadside container. Shady sites are higher priced. Would not stay here again.
Better choices available which are closer to everything: grocery, eats, gas, the Northern Lights Center and the Sign Post Forest. - Nevada Nick
Aug 2016 - $37.00
Very friendly person at check-in. WiFi extremely slow and only available at the office. Water and electric hookup, pull through sites long but not level. Sani Dump located along interior road to exit.
Off the Alaska Highway enough to reduce sound. Located 15 miles north of Watson Lake just past the junction with the Cassiar Highway. Diesel was $.20 US higher than Watson Lake. Restaurant very expensive. Proprietors are opportunistic. Would not stay at this location again. - KAG4459
Jul 2016 - $20.00
This rv site is the worst we've seen, there was old building material, broken glass and other debris all over. The pull through sites were so tight the big units couldn't open their awnings. Some couldn't open their slides all the way. We found a back in spot on a corner so had decent space. - Bill n Marti
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Your basic gravel lot with long pull thrus and shady back-ins. Set beside a full service store and fuel station with snack bar, sandwiches and burgers. Across the street from the Sign Forest. - MarkGipson
May 2016 - $20.00
AKA "Sign Post Services RV". Located behind the gas station right across the street from the Sign Post forest, this campground offers full hook up and access to showers, bathroom and laundry. Dirt and gravel roadways to sites, hook ups were designed to be shared, but with bigger rigs and slide outs that would be very tight. There were not a lot of units in attendance when we were there, so we were able to take the full area between posts.
Gas station had a decent sized grocery store as well as cafe. A quiet stop even though the Al/Can is just the other side of the building. - yesmar
Aug 2015 - $12.00
The Yukon government campgrounds we have been in are excellent and this park is no exception. The sites are huge and well-spaced. You may know you have neighbors, but you can't see them. There is water available, but it is suggested that you boil it for 10 minutes before using it for cooking, etc. All sites have a picnic table, fire ring and free firewood. There are plenty of trees for shade, but there is also a place to sit in the sun if you'd prefer. We had cell phone (Canada Bell) but no WiFi (Verizon), radio or television. - Bobbi1948
Jul 2015 - $12.00
Our first experience with a Yukon Government campground. If only all campgrounds could be like this. A few kilometers from the highway on an excellent dirt road this campground is nestled into the woods. Sites are fine gravel and well spaced so you don't see any neighbors. Also the site was clean, level and equipped with picnic table and fire pit. Firewood is free, you just have to go grab and split it. Pit toilets were clean. Water is available by hand water pump but should be boiled before use. A short walk leads to the lake. Very quiet place. We look forward to staying again. - TheSchweitzers
Jun 2015 - $12.00
This is a beautiful campground with lots of trees which gives each site privacy. Site was nice and level with lots of room around the fire pit and picnic table. The campground has two separate loops and access to a boat launch. - sAws
Oct 2016 - $43.00
We stayed at Downtown RV on our way to Alaska and again on our way back to the Lower 48. As other reviewers stated, the campground is convenient to the Sign Forest and a very nice grocery store. There are also a couple of restaurants across the street. WiFi is not usable unless you go the the office porch. The campground itself is one big parking lot which is quite typical for commercial campgrounds in the Yukon. One nice amenity is the coin operated RV/truck wash on the site... very much needed after traveling the Alaska and Yukon roads under construction. Sites are very close together but long enough that we did not have to unhook from our tow vehicle. Don't expect a "nice" RV park, but a good place to stop to get supplies or enjoy a home cooked type dinner or breakfast across the street. - Golfgirl
Oct 2016 - $25.00
No one was in the office when we arrived in the early evening hours. We filled out a form and put that and the payment in a drop box. Camping area is a gravel parking lot. However, it is a clean parking lot with 20-30 amp electric hook-ups. No trees. Wi-Fi signal is nonexistent...on and off again. Very sporadic. Water faucet was there, but turned off for winter. Good for a one night stay if self-contained. - 2_Alaskans
Aug 2016 - $32.00
This park is convenient to the sign forest, the grocery store, the visitor center with its museum and a walking trail partially around the lake. We had pull-thru site and were able to walk to all of these and not unhook our Jeep. The sites are very close, have no picnic table and no fire pit. The sites are dirt but level and the hook-ups work fine. - swike
Jul 2015 - $26.00
Small park adjacent to gas station/convenience Store. Long, level, gravel, pull-throughs with full hookups. Quiet park with trees; plenty of room for big rigs, and walking dogs. No TV or cell; Wi-Fi at convenience store. Was fine for overnight. We would stay again. - FranM
Jun 2015 - $24.00
Operator said no washrooms or laundry, but all I wanted was a full hookup. Our site (#3) was a very long gravel pull-through that could have accommodated any size rig or combination. The utilities all worked fine. Some of the other pull-through sites in our section looked a bit worn. No Wi-Fi or TV. Not sure if satellite TV would work due to the trees located between the sites. This is an old campground that has seen better days, but if all you want is a full hookup it would be okay for an overnight stay. - Onemoretrail
Aug 2014 - $30.00
This is a no frills campground. The sites are wide and long. They are not tight and each site 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. - Grammy8