Kluane Lake along the Alaska Highway

A timeless awakening untouched by man; lifting spirits in the serenity of this awe-inspiring National Park, Kluane Lake beckons the inner wonderer in everyone that comes to her shores. From the first time I crested the mountain and my eyes gazed in wonder over a phenomenon considered long lost; a past reborn in a resurrection of untold desolation, I realized that all I believed to be had just been silenced.

The Alaska Highway traverses the steep mountainous terrain of Kluane Lake's southern border. Following the contour of the lake the drive offers many spectacular views of the St. Elias Mountains and the intriguing Kluane Lake from a number of strategically located pullouts. Heading north you pass through the communities of Burwash Landing and Destruction Bay where gas, food and lodging are available. Camping is available Congdon Creek Campground and Cottonwood RV Campground mid way along the lakes shores. Kluane lake is well known for its fantastic grayling, pike, whitefish and lake trout fishing.

Kluane Lake in the Yukon

Cottonwood RV Park is nestled between Kluane Lake and the magnificent St. Elias Mountains. The Park lies adjacent to Kluane National Park and directly on the shore of Yukon’s largest and most beautiful lake.

Campgrounds on Kluane Lake, Yukon

Located in the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush District where early pioneers struggled to make daily passage into the gold fields, today you can enjoy this remote destination in relative luxury at Cottonwood Campground on Kluane Lake.

We have also been boondocking along the shores of Kluane Lake where the Congdon River enters the lake. this experience was highlighted when we aroused a mom brown bear and two cubs less than 200 yards from where we had camped that night. This is not the first time we have seen brown bears in along the lake; it's been pretty common on must of our visits.

Winter Camping at Kluane Lake, Yukon

One a few trips south in the fall or again as we headed back north in the spring we have camped out along the shores of Kluane Lake. At this pullout we woke to others that had stopped to let the sleep fall from their eyes.

Additional Campgrounds in the Kluane Lake Vicinity

  • Kluane RV Kampground in Haines Junction is a full service RV park with 60 pull through sites and an additional 40 sites for smaller RV's or tent campers.
  • Cottonwood RV Park located on the shores of scenic Kluane Lake. Lakeside Cabin Rentals