Yukon Territory

Boya Lake Provincial Park (Cassiar Highway) to
Morley Lake (Alaska Highway)

28 August 2009 - Friday

Having explored the lake with the kayaks yesterday, it was time to move on. Boya Lake is a short drive from the Yukon border. The highway gets a bit rougher through this area, and there were some road upgrades underway.

Cassiar Highway north of Boya Lake
Cassiar Highway north of Boya Lake, northbound at km 665

At km 720, travellers are advised they are leaving British Columbia.

BC & Yukon border on the Cassiar Highway
Cassiar Highway at the Yukon & BC border 

A few miles later, drivers have two choices at the Alaska Highway. We decided to drive to Watson Lake to fill up with fuel.

Alaska Highway sign, Cassiar Highway
Sign at the north end of the Cassiar giving directions on the Alaska Highway

A must see for many is the sign forest in Watson Lake. 

Watson Lake sign forest
Sign forest at Watson Lake, Yukon

Back on the Alaska Highway, heading north.

Northbound on the Alaska Highway north of Watson Lake
Northbound on the Alaska Highway, north of Watson Lake

Northbound on the Alaska Highway north of Watson Lake
Northbound on the Alaska Highway

Northbound on the Alaska Highway north of Watson Lake
Northbound on the Alaska Highway

We checked out a couple of spots for camping. Just before the first crossing into the Yukon, there is a British Columbia rec site beside Morley Lake. The road is steep, one-lane, a little overgrown and rough. We slowly inched our way to a quiet camp spot beside the lake.

Campsite at Morley  Lake Recreation Site
Drycamping at Morley Lake Recreation Site along the Alaska Highway

As always, Jake and Tazz were happy to get out of the truck. Not happy about the leashes though!

Jake & Tazz at Morley Lake Recreation Site, BC
Jake and Tazz at Morley Lake campsite

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