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Welcome to Buckinghorse River campsite! Available during the summer months.

All sites have a picnic table and fire pit and there are two outhouses on site. The campsites are in a 10-acre open area.

Only a 3-minute walk to the river to fish for grayling & bull trout. 

5-minute walk to the family-run restaurant, showers or laundry. 

Gas, diesel and prop

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Welcome to Buckinghorse River campsite! Available during the summer months.

All sites have a picnic table and fire pit and there are two outhouses on site. The campsites are in a 10-acre open area.

Only a 3-minute walk to the river to fish for grayling & bull trout. 

5-minute walk to the family-run restaurant, showers or laundry. 

Gas, diesel and propane are available at the lodge.

Wildlife viewing anytime - please be bear aware! Other activities include fishing, hiking, gold panning, and ATVing.

The closest large cities are Fort St. John (south) and Fort Nelson (north). 200 KM each way.

History:

Buckinghorse was just a river crossing along the original pack trail from Fort St. John to Fort Nelson in the 1800s to 1900s.  Some even used this trail to get to the goldfields in the Northwest Territories.  The rumour is that Buckinghorse River got its name from an unlucky pack freighter whose horses and mules were "spooked" while crossing the river. The horses and mules all started bucking, consequently, most of the packs were thrown off and the freighter's goods scattered all over. Hence the Buckinghorse River.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
21 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No kitchen
No wifi
Have a question? Send Howard a message!
  • Check in: After 12AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Hipcamper Chris
Chris E.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 8th, 2022

Right by the river. Interesting mass-wasting processes. Moderately busy.

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Hipcamper Christin
Christin H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 13)
August 17th, 2021

Big, grassy sites. Clean outhouses. Friendly owner and staff at the restaurant. They do have showers but we were told they were not working at the moment. Would definitely camp here again.

Buckinghorse River Campsite
Property
Buckinghorse River Campsite
State
British Columbia
Country
Canada
CA$15/night
21 Sites