Five Mile Lake Territorial Campground is one of the many territorial parks located throughout the Yukon. We had the opportunity to stay here over night on our way to Keno City! The beautiful Five Mile Lake Territorial Campground sits on the shores of Five Mile Lake. The water in Five Mile Lake in warmer (and very clean) than most in the Yukon so make sure to jump in and take a swim!
Here is our experience staying at Five Mile Lake Territorial Park!
Five Mile Lake Territorial Park is located 7.5 kilometres north on the Silver Trail from Mayo. Mayo is the closest city before Five Mile Lake Territorial Campground. The GPS coordinates for the campground are – 63.653°N 135.876°W. The Yukon has done an excellent job putting signage up directing you towards the campground. 2KM before the campground you will see a sign and then there is a large sign welcoming you to the campground.
The beautiful Five Mile Lake Territorial Campground is only $12/night to stay for any size tent, truck camper or trailer. There are no reservations you can make so we suggest you come early to ensure you have a good spot. Once you occupy a vacant campsite (make sure the post doesn’t have someone else information on it for that night – they could just have left to explore for a while) then you get a self-registration envelop pay your fee and you are all set for the night.
Make sure to bring cash as there is not always the option to pay by credit card! If you would prefer to pre-pay in advance (this does not guarantee you a spot at any campground just provides you permits) you can buy them at many highway lodges, gas stations, retail stores, liquor stores outside of Whitehorse and at Environment Yukon offices. You can find a list of all licensed vendors here.
Five Mile Lake Territorial Campground has a total of two sites all very spacious and can fit large sized RV’s in them. 3 of these sites are pull-throughs for larger RVs and motorhomes.
Vault toilets are available throughout the campground. There is not flush toilets or showers on site. There is also no hook ups or connectivity which includes electric, water, sewer or wi-fi.
Despite there not being any electricty or showers we did manage to get one bar of cell service throughout the park.
What To Do In Five Mile Lake Territorial Campground
Swimming – Swimming is an absolute must while visiting the campground as the water is incredible warm and very clean!
Hiking Trails – There is an easy 5-kilometre hiking/walking trail that goes around the lake and connects the two sites.
Visit Keno City – You are only an hour away from the living ghost town at the end of the road. It is well worth the driving to visit Keno City! Check out our photos from our time in Keno City to inspire your visit!
Things To Note
There are no reservations like noted above that you can make so make sure you have a back up plan if you are going to be arriving late to the campground in case it is full.
You are in bear country! Make sure you do not leave any of your garbage out on your site or within access of a bear being able to eat it. Please take all your garbage with you.
This is the perfect place for stargazing, animal watching and enjoying the dramatic scenery of the Yukon. Sit back, relax and enjoy!