Yukon Parks has opened its first new campground in 30 years as a part of the territorial government’s effort to increase access to activities and tourism in the region for outdoor enthusiasts.

Over the past two years, the Government of Yukon has invested $1.5 million CAD in developing the region, including the building of the new Conrad Campground.

The 35-site campground is about 10 miles south of Carcross on a 110-acre park reserve right on the shore of Tagish Lake’s Windy Arm.

Campsites cost $12 per night and are available on a first-come first-served basis.

There are currently 27 back-in RV campsites and two pull-through RV sites both without access to dump sites. The park service plans to add at least six walk-in tent campsites and one group tent site in the future.

Visitors can expect to find a variety of amenities and things to do around the campsite.

“There’s a cook shelter, outhouses, bear proof food lockers, bear proof garbage containers, fire pits, firewood, picnic tables, a playground and hiking trails,” said Eric Clements, Communications Officer for Yukon Environment.

Visitors can also explore the nearby historic site of the small town that once supported prospectors from the Venus Silver Mine.