The best camping near Wells Gray Provincial Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Wells Gray Provincial Park adventure.

From waterfall watching to wilderness camping, adventures abound in this vast BC park.  

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Wells Gray Golf & RV Resort

51 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Clearwater, BC
Welcome to Wells Gray Golf & RV Resort, a beautiful spot for your family getaway in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Located 35km from Clearwater in Central Interior BC, Wells Gray Golf & RV Resort has every style of camping to fit your needs, from full service RV camping and tenting to rustic cabins. We are horse and dog friendly, and have corrals for guests that like to travel with their horses. If you are looking for an affordable, nature inspired holiday close to many natural attractions, you have found the right place. We border Hemp Creek as well as acres of pristine wilderness, and various kinds of wildlife can ofen be seen at the resort. With ample green space, we have the advantage of being close to some of the world’s best outdoor recreational activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fly-fishing, hiking, camping, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. We host a challenging 9 hole par 72 golf course and offer some incredible Stay and Play packages. As the topping on your getaway, we have a private mineral swimming lake available exclusively to our guests and their visitors. This resort has been built and managed as a family business from its birth in 1998. We are all proud to share the beauty of nature with our guests! Make yourself at home at Wells Gray Golf & RV Resort. If you are looking for a peaceful, friendly, and family oriented place to stay, then this is the place for you. You will enjoy the variety of natural wonders within Wells Gray Park. Be sure to bring your camera!
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Fuzzy Buddy Ranch

16 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · BC
Imagine crystal clear blue skies, snow-capped peaks, refreshing lakes and rivers, and a lush valley. Fuzzy Buddy Ranch is the perfect spot to camp! We have large area for RVs, trailers, tents or camper van dispersed camping sites. The ranch also has a canvas bell tent set up with a queen bed. Views of mountains in every direction with lots of wild birds in the area. We have horses, cows, sheep, chickens, ducks, dogs and cats at the ranch. The small working ranch has plenty of wild berries and a greenhouse with fresh vegetables. Nearby activities include hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, paddling. The site is 20 minutes from Mount Robson Provincial Park (Berg Lake trailhead) and just over an hour to Jasper National Park. Valemount townsite is 15 minutes away and is home to a renowned mountain bike park, Three Ranges brewery and excellent restaurants such as the Cariboo Grill. We look forward to hosting you!
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Whiskeyfill Farm

4 sites · RVs40 acres · Valemount, BC
Whiskeyfill Farm is a small hobby farm located just outside of the village limits in Valemount BC. Surround yourself with 40 acres of trees, park like field trails and Mountain Views. Take a walk through the farm and enjoy the old buildings and uncle Tom’s Rustic cabin, a perfect photo location or morning coffee spot. Play with the goats or purchase farm fresh eggs for breakfast. At night you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere or pop by the party barn for a covered area perfect for BBQing, dancing or yard games! check our schedule, as we do rent this out for events. Interested in reserving the Party Barn? send us a message! Take a drive or short bike ride to town to visit the local community and restaurants or brewery, or down the forest service road to check out the lake! Whiskeyfill farm is a rural farm experience like no other, and being close to town means you have all of the amenities and activities at your doorstep with the space and freedom to sit back and relax in nature.
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The best camping near Wells Gray Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

This expansive provincial park in the Cariboo Mountains of north-central British Columbia is known for its waterfalls. Wells Gray Provincial Park has more than 40 rushing cascades, many of which are easy to reach with short hikes from the park’s main corridor road, which is also where three of the park’s four frontcountry campgrounds are located: Pyramid, Clearwater Lake, and Falls Creek. The fourth, Mahood Lake Campground, which has the park’s warmest swimming area, is in Wells Gray’s southwestern corner. The park’s best known waterfall, Helmcken Falls, is the fourth highest in Canada. Two long adjacent glacier-fed lakes, Clearwater and Azure Lakes, are beautiful canoeing destinations with wilderness campsites around the water. More canoe-accessible backcountry campsites are set around Murtle Lake, on the park’s east side.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for nearby waterfall viewing: Pyramid Campground
  • Best for combining lakes, waterfalls, and hikes: Clearwater Lake Campground
  • Best for warm(ish) lake swims: Mahood Lake Campground

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Online reservations for Wells Gray’s Pyramid, Clearwater Lake, Falls Creek, and Mahood Lake campgrounds are normally accepted up to four months in advance through BC Parks’ Discover Camping website.
  2. You can choose from more than 100 of the park’s 164 vehicle-accessible sites that are reservable throughout the park’s main camping season; the rest are first-come, first-served. Try to arrive early in the day if you don’t have a campsite reservation.
  3. Reservations aren’t accepted for the park’s 126 wilderness, water-access campsites.

When to go

The main camping season runs from mid-May through September. Spring can be unsettled and often rainy, although by June, the weather usually warms. July and August can be surprisingly hot, while September has some of the park’s most comfortable conditions, with little rain and mild temperatures. In winter, the park can be chilly and wet, similar to the Pacific Coast, or frigid and snowy—be prepared. The Pyramid and Mahood Lake campgrounds stay open during the winter but have no water or other services.

Know before you go

  • The main entrance to Wells Gray Provincial Park is off Highway 5 at the town of Clearwater, between Kamloops (which also has the closest airport) and Valemount, along the most direct route between Vancouver and Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Wells Gray is vast, and there are limited services within the park boundaries. You can buy food and other supplies in Clearwater, at the park’s southern end. If you’re coming from Vancouver or the Pacific Coast, another good place to stock up is in the city of Kamloops, at the junction of Highways 1 and 5.
  • Only the Spahats Creek day-use area, where it's a short walk to Spahats Falls, has flush toilets. The campgrounds and other park locations have only pit toilets. Spahats Creek is 10 kilometres (six miles) north of Clearwater, along the park’s main corridor road.
  • You can’t reach Mahood Lake Campground, in Wells Gray’s southwestern corner, from the corridor road. Access is from Highway 97, near the town of 100 Mile House.

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