Wells Gray Park 2018 - Regular park services start beginning of May! North Thompson and Pyramid now accessible. Clearwater Lake/ Clearwater Marine -May 15 opening. Mahood -May 15 opening. Murtle Lake estimated opening- May 21 Please check back for updates as there is a heavy snow load.


We may look after one of the largest green spaces in the province, but that doesn’t mean we take it easy on being green.
Blackwell Park Operations is committed to trying to do business in an environmentally friendly way, while still offering you a clean, safe, and enjoyable camping, canoeing, and hiking experience.

Some of ways we try to be Green:
  • By using solar and wind power to supply electricity (instead of generators) at our remote locations
  • By using a micro-hydro system at Clearwater Lake
  • By using less polluting Honda four-stroke outboard motors and landscaping equipment
  • By using a natural solution of vinegar, salt and biodegradable soap to control weeds, avoiding chemicals altogether and reducing the need for gas powered landscaping equipment
  • By using environmentally friendly cleaning products, such as AIO and Apriza from Zep Manufacturing
  • We use waste reduction enzymes and bacterial products, like Sanizyme and BioBathroom from Zep Manufacturing, that reduce the need to remove sewage from the park and dump it in landfills
  • By using paper products that contain a percentage of recycled material
  • By using office supplies from Frogfile - the green office supply
  • By offering you more opportunities to recycle. This year we will double the availability of recycling bins, next year we will add even more
  • By running modern, well serviced vehicles, and running them less. Newer vehicles pollute less than comparable ones manufactured even just 10 years ago. We are exploring the use of electric and hybrid vehicles for some duties - hopefully we can have them on the road in the next year or so
How can you help us go greener?
  • Recycle what you bring with you - we still remove about 60% of the refundable containers disposed of in the park from trash cans
  • Bring less, and take it home when you go. The more garbage you bring into the park, the more we have to deposit in landfills - buy smart, pack smart, and take all your recyclables back to your local community recycling program
  • Hike and canoe more, drive and powerboat less - it’s that simple
  • Get rid of your old generators and switch your RV to solar – you’ll annoy your neighbours less and go greener
  • Don’t litter - and pick up other people’s when you see it
  • Have smaller campfires, and have them less often
And most important of all

“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.”

If you have any questions about our green policies, or would like to make suggestions to make things even better – drop us an email at [email protected].

  • Clearwater Lake Cabins

    The cabins have been removed. Sorry! :)
    Click here for more info.

  • Clearwater Lake

    New! There is now a small store at Clearwater Lake Campground with pay per use showers, and two cabins for rent. Ice, basic groceries, and some camping type stuff is available.
  • Good To Know

    There are several picnic stops along the Clearwater River, including Red Springs and Deer Creek.

  • About Clearwater

    About an hour and 20 minute drive north of Kamloops, Clearwater has one or two of everything; a small supermarket(Safety Mart), a hospital, a library, a couple of hardware stores, several auto mechanics, fine dining, and lots of excellent hotels, B and B's, and motels.

    The town is also a hive of outdoor adventure. You can try just about every outdoor activity imaginable, including:

    • Whitewater rafting & kayaking
    • Dog sledding
    • Horseback riding
    • Guided fly fishing
    • Guided canoe adventures
    • Cross country skiing
    • Hiking
  • Blue River

    Blue River is a good place for a pit stop, but don't look for much in the way of facilities. There are several motels and restaurants, a couple gas stations, two general stores, and a medical station. That’s about it. There's no bank, so if you need cash get it in Clearwater or Valemount. The same goes for most groceries and camping supplies.