Located at the very south end of Clearwater Lake, these two adjoining campgrounds have 80 campsites, a Sani dump, a store, running water, summer Naturalist programs, boat tours, canoe rentals, a small café and pay per use showers.
The Clearwater Lake campground is 50% reservable and Falls Creek is 100% reservable through the Discover camping reservation system. Though neither campground is actually on the lake, there is a trail to a picnic area that gives you a view of Osprey Falls and the south end of the lake.
Current fees are 16 dollars per night for camping, 5 dollars for sani dumping, 6 dollars per tub for firewood, and 2 dollars per 3 minutes shower time. Occupancy is very low in May, June, and September, moderate in July, and high in August. Because of the distance in from the highway, reservations are recommended for July and August, reservations can be made through www.discovercamping.ca
Several trails start at or near the campground including the misnamed Chain Meadows trail, which meanders through about 17 km of trees and hills, as well as the Norman’s Eddy trail that leads to a catch and release fishing area on the Clearwater River.
2012 Naturalist Program Schedule – all shows 7 p.m. at the Clearwater Lake Nature House (Clearwater Lake campground)
Wednesday – “Bogs, Bugs, and Bats,” this show looks at these three topics both specific to Wells Gray Park as well as interesting related facts from other regions or species.
Thursday – “Wildlife,” this show discusses some of the major groups and species of plants and animals found in Wells Gray.
Friday – “Introduction to Wells Gray Provincial Park,” this show covers the founding of the park, the geological history, some of the attractions and landforms, as well as human history in the area.
Saturday – “Bears,” this show covers black bears and grizzly bears and their biology and social habits, as well as bear safety and conservation.
Sunday – This is a day of rotating shows, they may be on topics including animal scat and footprints, caribou/moose/wolves and food chain connections, medicinal plants and First Nations in Wells Gray region, etc.