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.

Mahood Lake

Mahood Lake Park can be reached by several different routes, the most common one being from 100 Mile House via Forest Grove and the South Canim Lake Road. It’s an 88 km drive, mostly on pavement.

You can also access the park off Highway 24 near Interlakes Corner, just follow the signs, the distance is roughly the same. A third route can be taken from Clearwater on Road 2, but as part of this route passes through private property, access may be restricted.

Mahood Lake offers a family friendly camping experience, with picnic tables and fire rings at every campsite, as well as outhouses, clean running water and other facilities.

Both regular site and group site fees have been increased for 2016. The regular fee for one night is now $23.00 per night tax inclusive, up from $18 dollars last year. Group rates are dependent on your group size.

It has a large mowed field, a beach with swimming area, and a large playground.

Go Fishing!
Mahood Lake has one of Wells Gray’s more diverse fish populations, with rainbow and lake trout, burbot and kokanee. Remember to check your fishing regulations for all the rules.

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Driving Directions
Mahood Lake Access Map

Campground Map
Mahood Lake Campground Map

  • 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.
  • Need To Know - Mahood Lake

    New!Mosquito control system now in use!

    37, plus 2 group sites

    camping fees
    $23 per vehicle per night

    Running filtered water, outhouses, boat launch, playground, beach, swimming area

    Average Use
    10 units May, June, and September; 18 July and August

    What to see
    Canim Falls, Whale Lake, Deception Falls, Sylvia Falls, fishing

    Campsites are patrolled and maintained daily

    $7 per large tub

    They won't work.
    The nearest payphone is 10 km down the road; emergency Internet access is available. Ask a staff member.

    CHNL at 610 AM or CKBX at 860 AM, but the signal is weak

    The nearest stores, gas, and other services are at Forest Grove and 100 Mile House, though a local store is sometimes open, ask PFO staff for info.


  • 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.