Campgrounds and Rest Areas in the Yukon Territory
This large gravel rest area is located at Km 272 of the North Klondike Highway. It has outhouses, garbage bins, and the Boreal Fire interpretive trail.
On July 2, 1998, a human-caused fire started at the north end of Fox Lake. The fire burned 45,125 hectares - about 27 times the size of Fox Lake - came within 2o kilometres of Braeburn Lodge, and caused several road closures. It cost $2.5 million to fight. Small patches of fire smouldered underground through the winter and flared up again the next spring, but soon burned out because of lack of fuel. The brochure "Driving the Fire Belt" (pdf, 2.9MB) gives more information about this and other fires in the region.
The kilometer posts on the North Klondike Highway mark the mileage from the ferry terminal in Skagway, Alaska. Dawson City, the north end of the highway, is at Km 715.4.