12 Parks near Clearwater, British Columbia
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Great park - beautiful setting.
Definitely off the beaten path: about 20 miles from the major highway. 70% compressed dirt/gravel, about 30% of it was paved albeit bumpy. The unimproved road was fine. Travelling in 45' MH road was plenty wide for 2 wide including encountering a big truck.
The sites are huge! Long pull throughs with 30 amps. It wasn't warm enough to need AC. Plenty of room to park car and spread out.
Theres a nice group area, restaurant at the lake and amenities on the lake. Free Canoes, boats and other playground area for kids well away from the camping area.
Theres about 25 chalets that are also for rent. The campground is about a 5 minute walk from the lake. But its a scenic lit path.
If you're in a big rig, suggest you come thru Clearwater as the entry from the south is even longer dirt path. Took about 30 minutes. There is a bridge and RR tracks but both very improved so no worry about bottoming out on RR tracks in this very rural setting, and no problem with height on the bridge. Also, all trees on dirt road were well away from the road
Even got Direct Satellite here, but didn't use it often as the scenery was so great. Would come back again for sure. - Big Rigger
Aug 2014 - $41.00
This is the finest park we've ever stayed in. It is primarily an up-scale Resort, with 28 log cabins situated on a private lake in deep woodlands near Clearwater, BC. They also have a top-notch RV park, with ten looong paved pull-throughs and eight big gravel back-ins. All sites are dead-level, surrounded by expansive perfect lawns and a few trees. All roads are paved, and all sites are full-service. The one pair of bathroom are great, with free hot showers. Amenities include a single restaurant ($$$), free boat and canoe usage, kids' playground, fishing, covered picnic areas, self-serve BBQs, and hiking trails. No cell service, but the free WiFi signal is strong everywhere (although the satellite Internet connection can be slow). Views of the surrounding mountains are also free. Now the only downside: the location is 13 miles from town, half of it rough pavement, and half graded dirt. It is also up a couple thousand feet of steep climbing, which might heat up your transmission if you haul a big rig. I wouldn't recommend this as an overnight stop if you are traveling through, but if you plan to stay put and enjoy the wonderful amenities in this quiet, beautifully-maintained park, then I highly recommend it. - Doug Atterbury
Jun 2014 - $30.00
We did not stay here after all. We found this campground from their beautiful interactive website and made a reservation. What a disappointment when we got there. First there was no signage so it was hard to find. At the entrance to the camp there was a small hand painted sign, so we had to make a rapid turn in. Down an awful road we came to the camp. Grass hadn't been cut, junk everywhere, and not a soul around. We walked around, looked at the supposed campsites and decided to look elsewhere for accommodation. Sad that this place is portrayed so beautifully on the web it puts expectations high which makes reality even more of a disappointment. - agility mom
Apr 2011 - $29.00
I tried to get into other campgrounds/RV Parks in the area but they were closed until May. I found this one, the guy that was on site, was happy to help us, and found a great spot looking across the mountains. The river walk was great which there was two different ones, they had a few things to buy, food, drinks on site, plus if you walk 5 minutes you can go to the General store for all the stuff you need, GAS, which was very handy, and the prices where excellent too. I was surprised to find WI-Fi here too being in the middle of nowhere. I will definitely stay here again. They seem happy enough to let your dog off leach as long as its out the main area of the campground, What I also liked about the place is, and also explained to us is that its in a banana belt, so they get less rain/wind/snow, and more sun, as the clouds slip off around that area of the campground, crazy eh! - Tracey M Issio
Aug 2016 - $25.00
This is really a nice little campground. We've often found that RV parks associated with golf courses are quite nice and this one is no exception and the price can't be beat. There are no showers but two sites have full hookup and there is a sani station as well. There are 40 or 50 sites and when we were there only about 5 were occupied, so there was plenty of 'elbow room'. There are sites in the shade and ones more open. there is free Wi-Fi which actually worked, that can't be said for lots of RV parks. When you arrive you register at the clubhouse then drive a good gravel road through the golf course to the campground. Kind of strange but it works. There is some road noise, but not bad and a train goes by not too far away about every 4 hours during the day. We would stay here again. - cachencouple
Aug 2014 - $25.00
Only two sites had sewer hookups and they were already booked. Excellent combination golf and camping rate. They have a nine hole course but we had unlimited all day play on it for 2 people, with cart, and overnight camping for $100.00. Additional night camping was $25.00. Ate dinner in the clubhouse. New owners are very friendly and customer focused. - User3508
Jul 2014 - $25.00
Nestled in wooded area adjacent to golf course which is in excellent condition. Dump station. Great clubhouse with great food. Very friendly staff. - Mozon
Aug 2014 - $0.00
This campground appears to be closed. There was a chain across the driveway and a "For Sale" sign up when we passed by. - Doug Atterbury
Aug 2013 - $25.00
The road to the pull-through sites is difficult to negotiate with a big rig. Sites are fairly level, treed but dirt surface. They would probably be muddy in the rain. Dump station by the showers. If you want a place that's away from it all, this will do. They also offer horseback rides. - Thedogsma
Jul 2015 - $42.00
This park has extremely long level sites, but is the most expensive so fr on our trip (3 months so far) @ $42 Cdn for full hookup. RV park is in the tree which is nice on those hot (37C) days.
Bathrooms / showers were free and okay. They need to be cleaned more than once a day. Didnt use the pool.
I would stay here again as on other park in the area was "cheek by jowel". - DCM/JMB
May 2016 - $42.00
The owner at the front desk was very friendly during our check-in. The maintenance staff throughout the park are very friendly as well. The park is in dire need of some pavement as the gravel roads make for very dusty conditions. The laundry is an absolute disgrace, dirty machines, many machines out of service. The playground was well enjoyed by my 4 year old. The pool wasn't open yet in mid-May. I would stay here again as there is no other choice for 50 amp pull-through sites near Clearwater. However, the Wells-Gray Provincial park is absolutely stunning and this park has easy access. - MattfromAB
Aug 2013 - $41.00
We stayed here two separate times, about two weeks apart when passing through, but mainly because of the paucity of reasonable competition. If this park were not helped by KOA affiliation and in a popular area I feel it would be somewhat empty. It was expensive for the level of amenities, and I was less than impressed to have neither cable nor usable WiFi. Sites are basic, not well laid out, and vary greatly in quality from average to poor. No pavement and dirty gravel at sites. The laundry was not clean nor well maintained. There was no supervision of the inconsiderate and noisy campers. I see another person has commented on the "bear fence" and believe it not to be electrified nor capable of keeping out any healthy bruin. It might make the European RVers feel better. I would stay here again as there is no other choice for a quick overnight stay at Clearwater. - BMonk
Jun 2013 - $39.00
The KOA at Clearwater is a very versatile “campground”. It has lots of places for RV’s, trailers, cabins, and Condo units. WiFi was OK, not great. Most sites were separated by shade trees and bushes and fairly level. They have a decent supply store, and a restaurant. The perimeter has a safety electric fence keeping bears out. The entrance gate is closed at 10pm, also keeping bears out. Staff were friendly and helpful. A good place to stay for white water rafting, and touring Wells Gray Park – a must to visit in this area. - Funpro
Jun 2016 - $17.00
Park roads and sites gravel. Other than one pull-through, all sites were back-in. A couple of small cabins were available for rent. Our site was long enough for a big rig, but most sites were not. The picnic tables had recently been refinished. At the south end of the campground was a Nature House, but it was closed. The bridge over Falls Creek was gone which meant the trail was cut between this campground and the Falls Creek campground. There is a seasonal store at the entrance to the campground, but it was closed during our stay. There were showers (cost $2) in the back of the building. Bear proof garbage and recycle containers which are the norm for most BC parks. A viewing platform on the river a good place for fishing, but strictly catch and release now. A trail across the road from the campground climbed up to a lookout. We would stay here again if in the area. - Onemoretrail
Aug 2008 - $15.00
This is the first (and last) campground from Clearwater with paved road access. Sites are large (many double sites), well groomed, and very private. Pit toilets, no running water (hard to use hand pump). Very nice park, with many beautiful falls nearby. Few mosquitoes. We would camp there again in a trailer for a few days. The park is remote, but worth the trip. - jboyer
Jun 2015 - $22.00
Campground was most attractive (adjacent to a golf course) and we had a W&E only site right next to a rapidly flowing (and rather full) small river. Our spot was in full sun, but many of the other campsites where among large trees that provided nice shade. Our mid-June visit also coincided with arrival of a substantial mosquito population! (Be forewarned.) This park is about 21 miles north of Clearwater from the junction Clearwater Valley Road with the main highway. Both Google Maps and My GPS gave seriously wrong locations based on the street address (but the Lat. and Long. coordinates are correct). Note that this RV Park is just outside the gateway/border("Boundary Road") of Wells Gray Provincial Park. While this location added some travel time off our main route, it was well worth the side trip. The staff was pleasant and gave suggestions about local attractions. - Pete_by_the_river
Aug 2009 - $28.00
Park is adjacent to golf course and has special 'Stay and Play' rates. Next to Wells Gray Park about 35 km north of Clearwater. Very relaxed atmosphere and challenging golf course. Great place for a 3 day stay. - lrp374
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This campground is a popular one-night stay for rental campers on their way to Jasper. Despite the daily changes, we found this campground to be very clean, spacious and accommodating. Our site was in the interior and had lots of space to spread out. The interior sites don't have sewer hook-ups but there was a free dump station that was easily accessible. There was a row that had full hook ups, but the sites were much closer together and seemed to be used primarily for the small rental motorhomes. The lake is small but great for canoeing or kayaking. Clearwater is popular as a base camp while exploring the great hikes and fabulous waterfalls of Wells Gray Provincial Park. The Painted Turtle Restaurant in the campground was great but avoid it while the bus tours are there. We were quite impressed with the new grocery store on the highway near the traffic circle and the staff at the Info Center were very helpful. We would camp here again. - HowieS82
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Certainly felt like a minority, park seems to cater to European's in rentals. This was no problem, I enjoy meeting people but sometimes these visitors tend to keep to themselves. Hosts are very friendly, washrooms were clean but could use some updating. Had to pick the right spot on the site to find level or as close to level as possible. I would return here if I was in this area again. - dajracer
Aug 2016 - $30.00
This park has its own access to Dutch Lake and a dock and float for swimming in the warm weed free lake. Sites very close to the lake but even the ones up the hill are only 100 yards from the swim dock. Close to Well Grey park and to the small town for supplies. - User3527