Fred Henne Territorial Park in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada is one of the busiest campgrounds and day use parks in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The campground park is located only 3 kilometres from the downtown core of the capital city of Yellowknife, N.W.T.
The white sandy beach in the Fred Henne Day Use Area of the park is THE gathering spot during the summer months in Yellowknife. There is a playground, change rooms, washrooms, picnic tables, a group picnic shelter, sitting benches, boat launch, firewood, fresh water taps, grass lawns and Long Lake Beach. And there are two large parking lots for day use visitors.
Long Lake in the Fred Henne Territorial Day Use Park is popular for many summer activities. Some of the more popular activities include picnicking, swimming, water skiing, sailing, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and jet skiing.
The campground and day use entrances are separated. The campground, one of the busiest, includes over 100 campsites and provides services including showers, information centre, kitchen picnic shelters, interpretive billboards, washrooms, sani station and campsites with picnic tables, firewood and fire pits.
There are also hiking trails accessed from the Fred Henne Territorial Park. The Prospectors Trail starts and ends in the Fred Henne Territorial Park. And across the highway (Hwy #3) is a trailhead which connects to the Bristol Air Freighter and the Frame Lake Trail.
The Prospector's Trail is an interpretive trail exploring the geography and history of rocks and the ice age. It is a 4 kilometre loop trail with trailheads in the campground and near Long Beach. There are self guided leaflets available in the campground identifying key points on the trail. The trail discusses and identifies igneous, volcanic, plutonic and metamorphic rocks.