Buckinghorse River Wayside Provincial Park

 

Buckinghorse River Wayside Provincial Park offers 33 scenic campsites on the bank of Buckinghorse River and is a popular overnight camping stop for those travelling on the Alaska Highway. Buckinghorse River contains arctic grayling and mountain whitefish, and fishing can be enjoyed from the shore at this campground. Although there are few recreational pursuits at the park itself, there are several multi-use trails suitable for hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and ATV use in the Rocky Mountain foothills nearby. This park is managed by the local community, and facilities and services can differ from those offered at other BC Parks.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - Picnic Areas Campfires - Pit Toilets - Drinking Water - - - Boat Launch Wheel Chair Accessibility - Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - - - - - - Mountain Biking ATV / Motorized Trails - - - Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 33, reservable: 0, nearest town: Fort Nelson (177 km), Fort St. John (202 km)

Additional Information

Location

This park is located at kilometre 278 of highway 97 (the Alaska Highway), 200 km north of Fort St. John.

Contact Information

Buckinghorse Lodge
Ph: 250 773-6468

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $15.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $7.50 per senior couple/night.   

Operation Dates

Campground opening and closing dates: May – September 30 (campground gate is closed in the off-season).

Campground dates with full fees and services: May – September 30.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing for arctic grayling and mountain whitefish can be enjoyed in Buckinghorse River.

Hiking

Hiking

Visitors can hike around the area but there are no developed trails at this park.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is possible in the pools in Buckinghorse River.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

Moose, caribou, black and grizzly bears can occasionally be seen at the park.

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