Heading into Yukon, finding two BEAUTIFUL free overnight spots

We left our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson in Anchorage and started making our way south.  We plan on spending more time in Hyder/Stewart and in SE British Columbia so are doing ‘one nighters’ for a few days.

Tucked away in Tetlin NWR

Tucked away in Tetlin NWR

We found a couple of beauties that are free.  Deadman’s Lake in the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge about 20 miles from the Canadian border is a free campground (donations appreciated) that is so nice it needs to be mentioned.  The facilities are spotless, well maintained, and each site is very wooded and private.

Nice boat ramp in NWR

Nice boat ramp in NWR

There is a very nice stocked lake and a launch for small boats and canoes into the lake.

 

View over Kluane Lake as we enjoyed happy hour

View over Kluane Lake as we enjoyed happy hour

Our next night was on the Kluane Lake in the Yukon.  It is a stunning blue with mountains all around.  There are several pull off areas around the rim of the lake.  We enjoyed happy hour and morning coffee (on our 19th anniversary) watching the sun over the mountains and shimmering water.

Looking down from our camper onto Kluane Lake

Looking down from our camper onto Kluane Lake

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Looking up at camper from water’s edge

Nice to have these type of places to borrow life jackets

Nice to have these type of places to borrow life jackets

Water was so clear and blue in Kluane Lake

Water was so clear and blue in Kluane Lake this was taken 100 ft above lake

 

The most private spot we've had in a campground

The most private spot we’ve had in a campground – in NWR

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