Kathleen Lake

Kluane National Park and Reserve

You don’t have to venture into the backcountry for awe-inspiring mountain scenery at Kluane. Just a short drive from town is sparkling Mät’àtäna Män (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 | Kings Throne trail | Campground | oTENTik

Kathleen Lake facilities map

map of Kathleen Lake campground and day use area


Kathleen Lake facilities map (PDF - 1 MB)

Day use area
Kokanee Trail

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. 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.

  Overnight use of the day use shelter is prohibited.

Kings Throne trail
King's Throne trail

Nearby, the challenging 5-kilometre King’s Throne Trail ascends to an alpine cirque, a kind of natural amphitheatre formed by glacial erosion. From the cirque it is possible to follow an unmarked, unmaintained route to the peak of the mountain.

Alpine flowers and great views are the highlights of this hike. Sturdy footwear is recommended for the trail and route.

Closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you in May 2024!

2024 Camping season

From May 17 to September 22 at 11am

 Camping fees


family in a campsite

Pitch your tent and bask in the legendary midnight sun! Kathleen Lake has a 38-site campground with a potable drinking water tap, firewood, bear-proof storage lockers and outhouses. Campfires are allowed in established rings at each campsite.

New for 2024! A portion of the campsites at Kathleen Lake can be reserved in advance through the Parks Canada reservation service.




oTENTik, exclusive to Parks Canada, is a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent mounted on a raised wooden floor. There are five oTENTik sites located in Kathleen Lake Campground.

Reservations are highly recommended.



2024 Reservation Launch: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 8 am MST

For more information on reservations, how to reserve and reservation launch dates across Canada, visit: parks.canada.ca/voyage-travel/reserve

Ready to reserve?

Call 1-877-RESERVE or book online Reservation Service

"Bare" Campsite Program

 All campers are required to adhere to the "Bare" Campsite Program

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