A Guide to Congdon Creek Campground, Yukon
by Murray Lundberg
Campgrounds in the Yukon
The Congdon Creek Campground, operated by Yukon Parks, is located on Kluane Lake at Km 1666.5 of the Alaska Highway. It has 50 campsites, 12 of them pull-throughs - 10 of the sites are on the lake, and 8 are tenting sites in a bear-proofed area. It also has a kitchen shelter, a playground for children, and an interpretive walking trail. The gravel beach is very wide and is walkable for many miles. There is no boat launch, but there are boat launches 15 km south on the Alaska Highway, and 18 km north at Destruction Bay, where there is also a small store and gas station. The nightly fee at Congdon Creek Campground, as at all Yukon Parks campgrounds, is $20, and includes firewood.
Congdon Creek Campground is open and fully serviced from May 8 until September 28 (in 2020), and is gated in the off-season.
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An aerial view of the Congdon Creek Campground area. Click on it to open an interactive map in a new window.
The campground entrance from the Alaska Highway, with the new sign installed in 2019.
Seen in 2015, the registration/pay station, and a large section of the campground that was abandoned in about 2005 but is now the location of a tenting area inside the electrified enclosure seen in the next 3 photos.
After tenting being prohibited at Congdon Creek Campground for many years due to a high level of grizzly bear activity, a tenting area surrounded by an electrified fence was built in 2017.
The 8-strand electrified fence has many warning signs around the perimeter. We keep our dogs well away from it!
The tenting area has received generally very positive reviews, though some campers don't like the concept and still go elsewhere.
The playground and kitchen shelter, located in a large open meadow.
One of the 10 lakefront campsites.
The guide author and his dogs enjoying one of the lakefront campsites.
An aerial view of some of the lakefront campsites.
The ring road for the forest campsites.
At the end of the 2018 season, 3 more lakefront camp sites were added, bringing the total to 50.
A typical outhouse at Congdon Creek Campground.
The gravel beach of Kluane Lake is virtually endless for walking.
An interpretive walking trail leads from the east end of the campground to a viewing platform.