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Cariboo Joy Campground

Wells, British Columbia


12566 Barkerville Hwy
Wells, British Columbia V0K 2R0
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 29
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 53.10267
Longitude: -121.56488

Elevation: 3935' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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7 Reviews

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. Stayed there a couple of days while visiting Barkerville. Very friendly owner. Only a few big rig sites. Ours was convenient to get in and out of and level. Have stayed in public campground closer to Barkerville in the past but due to bad information from the public campground operator, we were told no spaces were available. Actually, the park was nearly empty. We camped at Cariboo Joy Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Hostess was very friendly and helpful. Lots of suggestions for things to do and see. $39 rate is in Canadian dollars. Limited big rig access and pull-thrus. Has expanded her sites for sewer connections. Close to Bakerville and services in Wells. Be prepared for mosquitoes. Some sites would be a little tight. Would stay there again. We camped at Cariboo Joy Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The owner has a placer claim nearby that easily accessable and fun to try. I had no luck...

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This is an eclectic park and the owner lives on-site. Her hospitality is wonderful and she is quite interesting to talk to about her mining in the area. The sites are gravel, rather big with fire ring and table. They are fairly private as she has put fencing in places, along with the trees, to give each site seclusion. There is no satellite or Wifi or Verizon phone service, but that didn't really surprise us as you're in the middle of the mountains. The 30 amp power worked fine. The road noise wasn't an issue at all. Barkerville is only minutes away. We camped at Cariboo Joy Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Barkerville is only a few minutes further down the road and is an absolute must see. Go early as there are enough things to keep you busy all day. We ate at the Jack O Clubs restaurant in Wells and the nachos were very good.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The primary purpose in visiting Wells is to see Barkerville, a short 8km drive down the road. Although the campground lacks services found in other parks the owner has done a good job of maintaining cleanliness and providing privacy among guests. This is perhaps the best park for the area and purpose of the journey. We camped at Cariboo Joy Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If coming to Wells ensure you have adequate staples and groceries as the availability in Wells is very scarce. Gas and diesel is available in Wells and the road in is paved. Restaurants provide only limited choices in Wells or Barkerville.

Barkerville itself offers guided tours along with self guided walks which can be done in one day, but the fee to enter Barkerville is valid for two days.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here 3 nights for the 1st time. This is a nice little park in a perfect setting. Not too many full hookup sites so if you need full service, book early. Owner is a great host and has done an awesome job of putting this campground together from scratch. Gold panning is part of the deal an fits right in with the area. Will come back to do more exploring of this interesting area of BC. We camped at Cariboo Joy Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Quirky little campground in Wells. Joy's campground fits right in with the atmosphere of Barkerville and the gold rush. She is very friendly and always ready with a story about the area. She makes everyone feel welcome and at home. We stay every year. We camped at Cariboo Joy Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

This is an interesting park. Not all the sites are full service and some are quite tight because of the trees and bushes. The sites have a table and fire pit and there are gazebos around the property for anyone to use. There is also a TV on the deck with satellite that anyone can use. The owner is very accommodating and friendly. She also leads gold panning lessons and explorations. This is one of only two in town that have services and close to Barkerville, the 1930s gold rush town which is the reason to be here in the first place. Be aware that when you leave Quesnel and head toward Wells and Barkerville that you will be leaving cell service, Internet service, and mostly satellite service behind. My GPS wouldn't work there either because of the heavy tree cover. There are pay phones so you can call out if necessary and a Government run Internet site in town for $2 for 30 minutes. We camped at Cariboo Joy Campground in a Motorhome.

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