You don’t have to venture into the backcountry for awe-inspiring mountain scenery at Kluane. Just a short drive from town is sparkling Kathleen Lake, where crystal waters are backed by the mountains of the Kluane Range. Exceptional hiking, boating and camping await visitors the moment they step from their car.
Day use area
Stroll along the Kokanee Trail, a 0.5 kilometre wheel chair accessible boardwalk that skirts the shores of Kathleen Lake starting from the day-use area. Nearby, the challenging 5-kilometre King’s Throne Trail ascends to an alpine cirque, a kind of natural amphitheatre formed by glacial erosion. Boaters can take advantage of the lake’s boat launch or strike out in a canoe from the pebble beach.
Rather just soak up the scenery? A spacious day-use shelter and a picnic area afford incredible views of the lake and dramatic mountain peaks. Note: Overnight use of the day use shelter is prohibited.
Pitch your tent and bask in the legendary midnight sun! Kathleen Lake has a 39-site campground with firewood, bear-proof storage lockers and outhouses. It operates by self-registration on a first come-first serve basis.
2018 camping season
May 18 to September 23
oTENTik, exclusive to Parks Canada, is a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent mounted on a raised wooden floor. Five oTENTiks are located in Kathleen Lake Campground.
June 29 to September 23
Wednesday night to Sunday night
Kathleen Lake facilities map