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Telkwa, British Columbia

Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground

Telkwa, British Columbia



11939 Hwy 16
Telkwa, British Columbia V0J 2X0
Phone: (250) 846-5012

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $36 8/2016

Latitude: 54.691419868743
Longitude: -127.04483606668

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.75 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.75
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash yes
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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26 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

REALLY nice folks - owners/operators. We chose "pull-in" site - overlooking Bulkley River - about 40' below. We had a "pull-in" so we could see out the front - out-freakin'-standing!!! Clean. Neat. Friendly. Would stay here all summer, if we had something to do (owner sure could use some competent Work-Camper help). Walk down along the river, or into town of Telkwa for ice cream. Smithers - town of about 5000 - only 6 miles away. This is landscape you would expect to see in Amish Country in Pennsylvania - only with bigger mountains. We planned on an over-nite, but ended up staying an extra day, just because... Laundry is at the low-end of the price scale, and they have a DIY high-pressure wash to get the bugs off your camper (included in price). Campground is secure - quiet - and well-maintained. Tempted to drive the 2500 miles back next summer to do a stint as Work-Camper/Campground Host; these are the kind of folks that you work "with," instead of "for." Would DEFINITELY recommend this as "planned" stopping location if you're going back to lower-48, by way of the Cassiar/Yellowhead. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
level 4 - site 30
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

"Stores" available in Smithers - about 6 miles NW from campground on Yellowhead Highway (Rt 16) - NICE drive in the TOAD. Pretty near everything you need in Smithers - Safeway store has it all - tire/vehicle repair locally available - liquor store next to Safeway - really nice town, complete with anything one "needs." Firewood available at campground - $7/CA.

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Review Count: 182
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground in a beautiful location overlooking the river. Back-ins are easy in/out with a very wide travel lane. Sites are level gravel & big rig suitable at 60'+ long with 15'+ between sites. Some sites are shared pedestals so a coach might nose in & back out, which is okay as you can see the river better that way. Expect some highway noise as Hwy 16 goes right beside the campground. There is also a train track with frequent traffic just across the river. The campground has a free RV/vehicle wash which is a very nice touch. Their lower level bathrooms are a work in progress & barely suitable for use (e.g. showers plumbed but not functioning). I didn't get a chance to visit bathrooms in the main building but I'd guess they were fine. Wifi advertised as free & unlimited. Cable TV worked. TELUS had a good cell signal. Satellite reception was iffy due to trees along edge of campground. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This has to be the best RV park in British Columbia. We are traveling back to the US after visiting Alaska. All parks thus far, have metered and lousy WiFi service. This RV park not only has free vehicle wash, but an outstanding WiFi and free HD TV reception. The only reason this park is not getting a 10 is due to proximity to Canada hwy 16 and the noise. The sites back up to the Telkwa River and provides beautiful relaxing surroundings. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is between the highway and the river. The sites are large and easy to get into. There are 2 sewer connections at each site so will accommodate a variety of RV types. They offer 30 and 50 amp and include sewer, water, cable & wifi. There is a free high power pressure wash for vehicles. We used the laundry room and it was spotless. The sites overlook the river: beautiful. The owners are welcoming and very friendly. Note: coming from the east, there is no turn lane so you must cross the highway which can be difficult if lots of traffic. We stayed here twice: on the way to Prince Rupert and also on the way back from Prince Rupert. Would recommend to others. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Pros: level sites, super clean bath and laundry, outstanding cable TV & Wi-Fi, majority of sites back up to scenic river view, free power wash available for vehicles.

Cons: sites could use a fresh layer of gravel. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to travel to Smithers. Quaint town with shops, restaurant's & groceries. Also take in sites of twin falls, house made like a shoe, fish hatchery, and tribal Indians fishing for salmon in a raging gorge using nets. Inquire about locations at Smithers visitor center.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We made a same day reservation after having to divert up the Cassiar Highway due to flooding near Chetwynd. Check-in was a pleasant process and we had a choice of sites to choose from. We selected a site on the upper terrace to be closer to the showers for my elderly mother. We were going to stay just one night but the site overlooking the river and the superb wi-fi made us decide to stay two nights. No extra charge for showers and they were clean. Firewood available for purchase and you had your own firepit at the back of the site. Close to the town of Smithers for shopping. Friendly owner and we would most definitely stay here again. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Upper Terrace
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hiking trails available. Select a site on the upper terrace if being close to the restrooms/showers are important to you.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Check in was friendly and efficient. Easy access to site backed onto River. Nice trail for hiking along the river. Husband liked that he could wash the rig on site. There is also a dedicated RV wash. I liked great unlimited WiFi and cable TV. Not busy on a Saturday. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Located on the Bulkley River. Easy access from the road. Spacious enough to maneuver MH and Toad. 50 amp, WiFi, Cable water and sewer worked perfect. Camp hosts, were very nice and helpful. Slight road noise. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Great location for visiting both Telkwa and Smithers.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is reflective of great exchange rate! Good place for an overnight, if you're not a fisher, GREAT place if you are. The Bulkley river is steps away. Several pull IN sites, versus back in, which was a new experience. Great wifi and good cable. Plenty of space and reasonable prices on laundry, which took US and Canadian quarters. Very friendly owners. Showers were spacious and included in cost. There are trains traveling during the night across the river, so some whistles. Also, right on highway 16 so some road noise on level 4, which is pretty parallel to the road. We would stay there again. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32_level 4
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Tips for other Campers:

Several of the fishermen return to this park every year for the steelhead fishing in the fall.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

located between highway and river, we've stayed at Fort Telkwa twice now on our journey along the Yellowhead Highway - about 200 miles (350ish km) west of Prince George. Most sites are backins with picnic tables and grass between sites. Campground roads are dirt. They offer free wifi (pretty strong signal although it went down several times while we were there, but it was raining a lot so maybe...) They offer full hookup or tent sites (including tent rental). Bathrooms are ensuite - large and comfy. nice water pressure - only complaint about shower is height of shower head - I'm 5'9" and I HAD to stoop to get under it. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

A great little RV park. Newly upgraded WiFi provides solid and fast Internet connection. Mostly back in sites but two pull-thru sites have been added along the campsites roadway. Back-in sites offered lots of maneuvering room, even for big rigs like our 43ft. Free on-site high-pressure car wash will be appreciated by many. We planned on staying 2 nights but stayed 3. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Fishing in the Bulkley River is just steps away.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice RV park. The park had strong wifi signal and about 60 channels. Back-in sites were large both length and width. Plenty of room to stay hooked up for the night and put out slides and awning. Very clean restrooms and showers. Laundry room on site. A short walk from the site down to the river. Free RV wash available. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park with the exception of traffic and train noise. Staff was excellent and the free RV pressure wash was a great addition and attraction. All utilities worked good with an extensive cable TV lineup. DirecTV was accessible from our site. Will definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 369
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice location, a little noisy with Trans Canada Highway outside your door. Bath house one of the nicest we saw on our 3 month Alaska trip. About 30 feet above river, not on the river. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff was very friendly and willing to share information about the local area. The restrooms were extra clean. The back-ins were on the correct side, very wide and easy to back in. The hook-ups were located mid way on the site. The Wi-Fi was very strong right at the site. There is also a free power wash which worked great. We would stay here again. We camped at Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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