A lovely campground situated at the confluence of the Clearwater and North Thompson Rivers. Popular with travellers on Hwy #5, with young families, or as a base camp for visitors exploring Wells Gray Park and the Clearwater area.
All campsite reservations must be made through the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
This park offers vehicle-accessible campsites. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
This park has a day-use/picnic area.
This park only has pit toilets; no flush toilets.
Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
Excellent adventure playground for small children.
A sani-station/dump is available during the collecting season.
While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act ). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
There are four easy, short trails within the park:
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
For anglers who enjoy river fishing, there are several vantage points easily accessible within the park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within North Thompson River Provincial Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.
This park is located 5 km south of Clearwater, just off Hwy #5.
This park proudly operated by:
Shuswap Adams Parks Ltd.
BC Visitor Information Centre (Clearwater)
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.