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A Guide to Kusawa Lake Campground, Yukon

by Murray Lundberg

Campgrounds in the Yukon

    The Kusawa Lake Campground, operated by Yukon Parks, is located on the Kusawa Lake Road, 23 km south of its junction with the Alaska Highway. It has 53 campsites, 8 of them pull-throughs. It also has a boat launch and a kitchen shelter. The nightly fee at Kusawa Lake Campground, as at all Yukon Parks campgrounds, is $20, and includes firewood.

    Kusawa Lake Campground is open and fully serviced from May 12 until October 2 (in 2023). Loop 1 of the campground is not gated in the off-season, though, and can be used. Snow is not plowed, and all campers must register (no fee), bring their own toilet paper and firewood, and pack out their garbage.

Map of Kusawa Lak Campground, Yukon
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Kusawa Lake Campground, Yukon
On the Kusawa Lake Road nearing the campground in September.
Kusawa Lake Campground, Yukon
The Kusawa Lake Campground sign.
Kusawa Lake Campground, Yukon
A couple of the campsites.
Kusawa Lake Campground, Yukon
The campground in the winter (it is no longer gated in the winter).
Kusawa Lake Campground, Yukon
This sign warns of flooding and mud flows that have occurred at the campground.
Kusawa Lake Campground, Yukon
The boat launch in the winter, with the dock up on shore.