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Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada

Kathleen Lake

Kathleen Lake
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Kathleen Lake Campground is closed for the season and will reopen May 15, 2015.


Campers at Kathleen Lake Campground Setting up camp
© Parks Canada / F. Mueller

Kathleen Lake is a 39-site campground with firewood, bear-proof storage lockers and outhouses. It operates by self-registration on a first come-first serve basis.

Camping fees

The “Bare” Campsite Program

The "Bare" Campsite program is in place in Kathleen Lake Campground for your safety, and to help keep Kluane’s wildlife alive and wild. A special effort is being made by park staff and campers to ensure that no wildlife attractants are ever left unattended at any sites in this campground.

A black bear eating food that was left out at a campsite
Food left unattended attracts bears to your campsite
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How to keep a "Bare" campsite

Store all food and food related items in a hard-sided vehicle/trailer/motor home or in the campground food storage lockers (not in a tent or tent-trailer) when not in use. This applies whenever these items are not in use, at night while you are sleeping, or when your site is unattended for any length of time.

Never leave ANY of these items unattended at your campsite:

  • Coolers - full/empty
  • Food - open/closed
  • Garbage/Wrappings
  • Dishes/Pots
  • Pet Food/Bowls
  • Bottles/Cans
  • ANY item associated with food preparation

When away from your campsite you may leave out your camping furniture (e.g. lawn chairs, lanterns and tents).

A campsite with no food items left unattended
A "bare" campsite
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A campsite with food items left unattended
A wildlife at "risk" campsite
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Attention Pet Owners! Please keep pets on a leash at all times. Don't leave pets unattended outside - especially at night. They can attract carnivores such as bears, cougars, wolves, or coyotes, and may be attacked.

Day Use Area

Family enjoying Kathleen Lake day use area
Kathleen Lake Day Use Area
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Kathleen Lake boasts a a scenic day-use area with kitchen shelter, boat launch and picnic facilities. The Kokanee Trail is a wheel chair accessible boardwalk that skirts the edge of Kathleen Lake starting from the day-use area.

Note: Overnight use of the day use shelter is prohibited.

Kathleen Lake Facilities Map

 Kathleen Lake Facilities Map
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