Camping in Wells Gray Canada

Sep 15, 2017

Just past the quaint mountain town gateway of Clearwater is one of the best outdoor expanses in the world. Wells Gray Provincial Park is over one million acres of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and forest. A place so beautiful and majestic it has been nicknamed “Canada’s Waterfall Park.”

Wells Gray is the home of the Clearwater, Thompson, and Murtle Rivers. These raging rivers carry 39 waterfalls including Helmcken Falls, the fourth highest waterfall in all of Canada. Enjoy some of the most breathtaking hikes and adventure packed activities in a place that is rarely crowded. You truly can get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life here while finding activities to please nearly every person in your party.

Choose your adventure, whether looking for something serene and resetting or extreme and death defying you will find an activity to meet your needs. Take a quiet, peaceful, tranquil canoe ride on Murtle Lake, take a hike or hang out in the observation area at Helmcken Falls and snap pictures you will want to display on your walls at home, go whitewater rafting, or hike high atop the mountain ridges.

Some of the most popular activities at Wells Gray Provincial Park include:

  • Horseback RidingCamping in Wells Gray Canada
  • Tandem Paragliding
  • Hiking
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Boat Tours and Water Taxi
  • Guided Tours and Hikes
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Ice fishing
  • Downhill Skiiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Swimming
  • Snowshoeing

RV Camping Spots in Wells Gray

There are around twenty or more different RV camping options to choose from with a variety of amenities at each one. You can choose from boondocking to resort glamping. Most campsites are located in and around the town of Clearwater so you are never too far away from a store to replenish supplies or purchase items that you may have forgotten. Slip into town and take a break from cooking while enjoying one of the great local restaurants.

Some of our favorite and most characteristic camping spots include Wells Gray Golf and RV Park, Mahood Lake Campgrounds, Star Lake Resort Campground, and Clearwater Lake and Falls Creek Campground.

Wells Gray Golf and RV Park-30 minutes outside of Clearwater on the shores of Hemp Creek. There are 30 full service camp sites and a dump station. Individual and group campsites are available. Enjoy being in the wilderness but with the modern comforts of a coin operated laundromat, showers, and a challenging nine hole golf course.

Mahood Lake Campgrounds- Great for anyone interested in a more rustic camping experience without completely boondocking. This Campground hosts individual and group campsites with picnic tables and fire pits at every site. Public restrooms are outhouses and running water is available. This is a great fishing spot and there is a nice beach with swimming spot on Mahood Lake.

Star Lake Resort Campground- A smaller Campground with just 10 sites on the lake. Rent a boat and catch your limit of the famous Kamloops trout.

Clearwater Lake and Falls Creek Campground- A larger campground with 80 campsites. This is a great place for campers that like to have a mix of both glamping and rustic camping. There is a dump station, outhouses, running water, fire pits, store, pay showers, and boat launch.

It goes without saying that the massive Wells Gray Provincial Park has a camping experience to meet all needs. The best part is you can camp at Wells Gray year round. So go rent an RV and start enjoying Wells Gray in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

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