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.