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Gravel Lake Rest Area, Yukon

by Murray Lundberg


Campgrounds and Rest Areas in the Yukon Territory

    This large gravel rest area is located at Km 272 of the North Klondike Highway. It has outhouses, garbage bins, and interpretive panels.

    Situated in the Tintinas Trench, a major migration route for birds, Gravel Lake is an excellent site for seeing a large number of species, including unusual ones such as Ruddy duck and Black scoter. The interpretive panels highlight the importance of this wetland, where waterfowl nest in early summer. Yellow water lily blooms carpet the lake surface in July. Sharp-tailed grouse are commonly seen in the open aspen woodlands. This is near the northern limit of lodgepole Pine.


Gravel Lake Rest Area, Yukon
The rest area from the south.
Gravel Lake Rest Area, Yukon
Gravel Lake Rest Area, Yukon