© Parks Canada / F. Mueller
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 from the Victoria Day long weekend through Labour Day.
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.
Food left unattended attracts bears to your campsite © Parks Canada
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
- Pet Food/Bowls
- 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 "bare" campsite © Parks Canada
A wildlife at "risk" campsite © Parks Canada
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
Kathleen Lake Day Use Area © Parks Canada
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.
The shelter at the Kathleen Lake day-use area closes at the end of October. The access road to the day-use area closes with the first significant snow fall.
Kathleen Lake Facilities Map
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