Edit — Camp Dechinta

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General Information
Camp Dechinta
20 ha (49 acres)
Prelude Main, Ingraham Trail, Yellowknife, NT (Map may be inaccurate)
28 km east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
85I/12: Prelude Lake
Girl Guides of Canada, Alberta, NWT, Yukon Council
+1 780 424 5510
Camp Dechinta is located just outside the Prelude Lake Territorial Park. The camp is owned by the Yellowknife District Girl Guides. Administration (booking) for the camp is managed through Alberta Council Girl Guides. Scouting and other non-Guiding groups may be able to book the camp.

One two-room cabin with propane heat and lights. Open sleeping area for up to 20. Propane griddle, stove and fridge. Large screened porch with picnic table seating for approximately 25. Picnic tables inside for dining area. The second room is used for storage of camping equipment.

Small selection of snack foods available at nearby lodge during summer months, but most necessities need to be brought in from Yellowknife.

Boat rentals on Prelude Lake available. Fishing is great. Canoes available from Yellowknife Scouts. Nature trail, about 45 minute loop close to camp.

The camp formerly was under joint ownership of the Guides and Scouts Canada, Yellowknife.

Rocky beach. Water is cold even for northerners. PFDs are a must.
Prelude Lake Nature Trail (3 km loop), Prelude Lake Scenic Overlook Trail (1 km out and back). Close driving distance to Cameron Falls and Cameron River Ramparts trails.
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: No
Villages: No
Cabins: Yes
Drinking water: No
Emergency phone: No
Mobile phone coverage: Yes
Electric vehicle charging: No
Picnic tables: Yes
Cooking shelters: No
Appliances in cabins: Yes
On-site store: No
Shopping nearby: No
Showers: No
Indoor washrooms: No
Wheelchair washroom: No
Hiking trails: Yes
Formal campfire circle: Yes
Chapel: No
Compass course: No
Obstacle course: No
Pioneering supplies: No
Archery: No
Riflery: No
Sledding: No
Snowshoes available: No
Skis available: No
Low ropes course: No
High ropes course: No
Bouldering: No
Rock climbing: No
Rappelling: No
Mountain bike trail: No
Mountain bikes available: No
Skating rink: No
Volleyball: No
Sports field: No
Fishing: Yes
Snorkeling equipment: No
Sailboats available: No
Lake frontage: No
Canoeable water: Yes
Canoes available: No
Kayaks available: No
Section summer camp program: No

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