Kathleen Lake Campground, Kluane National Park, Destruction Bay, Yukon

This Canadian National Park campground is in a beautiful setting just off the Highway 3 between Destruction Bay and Haines Junction to the north and Haines to the south. All sites here are first come, first served. A 1/4 mile trail from the campground leads to the lake, which offers a dock, boat launch, rocky beach, and ample opportunity to kayak, canoe, or motor boat (bring your own craft). Views at the lake are stunning and a small boardwalk leads you around the cove. Day use parking is also available here, so you can get your watercraft easily to the shore. There are also hiking trails that lead deeper into the park and further around the lake. This is bear country (there were sightings during our visit in the campground) so be prepared with bear spray, bells, and be bear aware. The road from the highway into camp is dirt, but is easily navigable. Within camp, you will find nicely appointed rustic sites with level, dirt pads, spacious and private
sites spotted with aspens and pines. Sites also have fire pits and picnic tables. Free firewood is available in large bins throughout the loop; help yourself! By evening, the park fills up, so arrive early to mid afternoon since all sites are first come, first served. The most stunning sites are 27 and 28 which offer peek-a-boo views of the lake. All sites are beautiful! Five evenings a week a wonderful ranger program is offered, changing each night. We attended one on grizzly bears and found it educational and interesting. We really enjoyed the peaceful mountain setting, ranger program, visiting the lakeshore, and hiking in this National Park.

Best Sites: 27, 28 (all others are excellent as well, except 1, 2)
Worst Sites: 1, 2
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Must be boiled, not within reach to fill RV tanks; pot filling only
Dump Within Facility: No