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.

North Thompson Park

Your Base Camp for adventure!
North Thompson Park is located off Highway 5 just south of Clearwater. North Thompson offers a family-friendly camping experience, with picnic tables and fire rings at every site, as well as outhouses, clean running water, and other facilities. There are several playing fields and a large playground. Campsites are patrolled and maintained several times each day. Stores, gas stations, Internet access and other services are close at hand in Clearwater. There is cell phone coverage; however, there are a lot of blackout areas.

Here’s just some of the things you can do within a half hour drive:

  • Trophy Mountain and Raft Peak hiking
  • White-water rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Guided or unguided fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Clearwater Valley trail trekking
  • Golfing
  • Swimming
  • Mountain Biking

You can also see:

  • Silvertip Falls
  • Clearwater River features like the Kettle
  • Dutch Lake
  • Spahats Falls
  • The Shaden
  • Moul Falls
  • Raft River

…And that’s just the beginning.

Campground Map
North Thompson Park 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 - NTP


    FacilitiesSani-station, outhouses, clean running water, picnic site, First Nations Heritage site, river access

    Average Use
    20 units May, June, and September; 50 units July and August

    What to see
    First Nations pit houses, trails, North Thompson River, viewpoint

    Campsites are patrolled and maintained several times daily.

    North Thompson Park is located off Highway 5 just south of Clearwater.

    camping fees
    Sites are $23 per vehicle per night.
    Special conditions may apply (BC Senior's rates, second vehicles, etc). See the signs at the parks for exact details on what you're required to pay.

    You can also choose to reserve your camping spot and prepay your fees at discovercamping.ca. If you have questions about your reservation call 1-800-689-9025.

    $7 per large tub.

    North Thompson Park also has a Sani-station for RV septic dumping.
    Fee is 5 dollars in Loonies, Toonies, or Quarters per dump. Sorry, change is not available on-site.

    CELLPHONES work, but there are lots of blackout areas. The nearest pay phone is at the Flour Meadow Bakery 9 km away (for Spahats), or across from the sani-station (in North Thompson Park).

    Local information Radio is CHNL at either 610 or 1400 on the AM dial.

    Stores, gas, internet and other services are close at hand in Clearwater.


  • 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.