Dawson Peaks Resort & RV Park, Teslin, British Columbia

We stayed in Teslin both on the way up into Alaska and on the way out back to the continental US. Our first time we eyeballed this place as we zoomed past it on the southern end of Teslin, a decent sized town along the Alaskan Highway. What appealed to us was the woodsy setting along a lake as opposed to the other spot in town that was bare, crowded, and had no lake access and limited views. On our way south, we decided to stay at this place and had an interesting stay. The campground roads and pads are a dirt and gravel mix common to the area. Pads are level and sites are set among tall pines, giving the place a rustic feel. All sites have views of the lake and some sites are more private and spacious than others. Upon our late afternoon arrival we were hard pressed to find a soul in this place. No one else was camped here and no one seemed to be running the main office, which was closed. A large sign listed a bunch of "no no's" which was a bit stand offish and unwelcoming. We pulled in despite, as the lake views enticed us. Set right off the
highway, but down a slope a bit, the place is pretty quiet and we settled into a pull-thru site that had spectacular views and a level pad. Some sites here have hookups, however our water connection wasn't working. We paid cash in the drop box (at our visit, summer 2018, $10 non electric, $20 electric) and soon a manager/owner on a 4 wheeler came cruising over to check in on us. We told him our water hookup wasn't working and he poked around a bit. Apparently all the water was out in the park. There is a boat launch and small dock in the park, although to get down to it you'd have to maneuver a pretty steep hill. The sign at the entrance claims there are canoe rentals, but we saw no sign of that, which was disappointing as the lake was beautiful and would be fun to explore. All in all, we had a quiet, peaceful evening here and were only joined by one other camper who was traveling the highway by motorcycle. He enjoyed a refreshing dip in the lake. I'm not sure if washrooms were in order here, as the main office building was closed, so a self-contained vehicle is a must. This place has the huge potential to be a real gem along the highway with just a little TLC. Hopefully the owners over time will do a little maintenance to get this place up and running, because it is a much nicer setting that we preferred over the other place in town.

Best Site: All except 1 & 2
Poor Sites: 1 & 2
Hookups: Electric & Water (water was not working during our summer 2018 stay)
Potable Water: No
Dump Within Facility: No