Watson Lake and the Sign Post Forest
Time to leave Liard River Hot Springs behind and get on down the road. In this video, we travel from Liard to Watson Lake and visit the Sign Post Forest.
Wild animal tally
It wasn’t a big animal day on the way to Watson Lake. Compared to some days we saw quite a few! Any day you see bear and bison is a good one!
Wild animal tally: five bison, four bears
Before you get to Watson Lake, you’ll see a gas station that says it’s cheaper than Watson Lake. It is by a few cents a liter, so if you need gas, it’s worth filling up there. A few cents doesn’t matter much when filling up a car with gallons, but it sure adds up when you’re filling up an RV with liters.
Watson Lake Campground
We stayed the night at Watson Lake Campground which is in Yukon, so we get to put another sticker on our map! It’s CAD $12/night, and you pay the iron ranger.
We stayed in site 44 in the second loop on the lake and is a large pull-through. That site has a little path down to the lake, but there were loads of mosquitos down there.
The campground only has vault toilets and water that you are supposed to boil before using. They do have free firewood throughout the campground though.
Cell signal in the town of Watson Lake is excellent – 4 bars of LTE. But at the campground, we were getting 3 bars of 3G. It was enough to get the job done.
The town of Watson Lake
There’s a small grocery store in the village, Watson Lake Foods, that has the basics. We only bought a couple of things since we plan to restock in Whitehorse.
We stopped in at the Northern Lights Center to watch the presentation. It’s two 30-minute films back to back. The first is about how the northern lights form and the second focuses more on the actual displays. I think it was CAD $10/person. We thought it was worth it.
Sign Post Forest
Before we left town, we stopped at the Sign Post Forest to put up our sign and take in the spectacle. Visiting is an RV right of passage.
Leave yourself some time to browse. There’s so much to take in!
And don’t forget to bring your sign.
It’s also where we recorded the intro.
Next post: Watson Lake to Whitehorse
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