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Fred Henne Territorial Park

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Address: Off Highway 3, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P4, Canada
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+1 867-920-2472


This park right on the edge of the city has something for...


This park right on the edge of the city has something for everyone: choose from 62 powered sites, 39 non-powered sites and 12 tent pads.

Swim at Long Lake’s sandy beach. Camp, picnic, canoe or enjoy the amenities and attractions of Yellowknife, located just 3 km/1.8 miles away. Hike the 4 km/2.5 mile Prospector’s Trail, highlighting the gold bearing geology of the area. The 4 km/2.5 mile Prospector’s Trail starts just to the left of the shower building. Self-guided booklets are available at the gatehouse or at the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre in downtown Yellowknife.

Yellowknife is only a short drive down Highway 3, with shopping , restaurants, several hotels and all modern amenities.

Park Highlights:

Across the highway from the park, a hiking trail leads through a wilderness area to connect to a trail system winding around Yellowknife lakes and linking different parts of the city. Check at the gatehouse before you start out for recent wildlife sightings, and inquire about guided tours.

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Large park in a convenient area

We stayed here for one night on our first night in Yellowknife. We went in late August without a reservation and we had no problems getting a site. The park is large, so we were... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just don't. Two out of three times that I have tented here, I have been kept awake in wee hours by drunks. There is no security after 2am. It's a haven for underage drinking parties. Not a safe or happy place for families.

Thank YKIslander
Yellowknife, Canada
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Once in awhile there is a new improvement. However, the beach area is not the gem that astounded visitors to the city years ago. Changerooms are locked up, trees cut down, the beach is not groomed anymore. The takeout canteen that was arsoned was never rebuilt. Long gone are the canoe and paddleboat rentals of the 1980's. Some brush between... More 

Thank AllInclusiveLizard
Yellowknife, Canada
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very well maintained. Campground has several washroom/shower houses through out. Large lots most with electricity. Sandy beach , and the coolest thing is you are 5 minutes from shopping although you feel like you are way out in the woods!!!

Thank AnneJ111155
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I were traveling on an Alaska caravan, and when it ended we decided to continue north and visit Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. We were towing a 16 foot airstream with our Toyota Tundra. It was quite a trip. The roads were generally very good. The last hour before crossingthe 60 th Parallel got a little rough, but not... More 

1 Thank Gail G
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stayed here for one night on our first night in Yellowknife. We went in late August without a reservation and we had no problems getting a site. The park is large, so we were able to choose the lot we wanted. The staff member suggested a specific area for possible Aurora viewing so we took to her suggestion. However,... More 

1 Thank Smaku
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

a wonderful open air venue. Free parking ,sand , water and all the space you need. RV space available also. This is not free.

Thank 547rexf
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133 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Staff was awesome, many sites were gorgeous. Noisy from the nearby highway, and adjacent airport, as well as from the speed boats on the lake! But we still loved it.

1 Thank MDO44
Winnipeg, Canada
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103 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The park was very taken care of and well designed! I did wish it was more rustic as it is a very open camp ground! They have wood for sale at .75 cents a piece we found that $10 gave you a good fire for a couple of hours! Only one shower house for the whole park made for some... More 

1 Thank Fred P
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

This park has a small beach but very clean.Perfect for families. I would recommend a visit if your in the area.

Thank sunnysouth07
De Winton, Canada
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102 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Fred Henne I'd the place to stay when making the pilgrimage to Yellowknife in a camper. Expect noise and dust but also friendly people. This place is big (125 sites) and located beside the airport so plan accordingly for busy. The beach is wonderful. No bus service to town five km away.

Thank SoulFood_Traveller

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