Campgrounds and Rest Areas in the Yukon Territory
The Log Cabin Rest Area is located at Km 43.9 of the South Klondike Highway, where the White Pass & Yukon Route railway (WP&YR) crosses the highway. The site is jointly managed by Parks Canada and Recreation Sites & Trails BC.
This site used to be popular with Chilkoot Trail hikers, but hiking out along the tracks is no longer allowed. In the winter, the site gets heavy use, to the point that motorized and non-motorized weekends have been established in the area.
The Klondike Gold Rush era townsite of Log Cabin is in the spruce forest to the north of the site. No buildings remain but if you know what to look for, it is possible to see a few building foundations, and there are several garbage dumps from those days.
The story of Log Cabin is told in a series of 11 interpretive panels at the rest area - click here to see them all and read the text.