Buckinghorse River Wayside Provincial Park
About This Park
A scenic campground for those traveling the Alaska Highway, Buckinghorse River Provincial Park provides visitors with a chance to view moose or fish for arctic grayling.
Please note: This park is cooperatively managed by a community, society or other partner. Services and facilities may differ from those offered in other BC Parks.
Established Date: April 13, 1970
Park Size: 55 ha
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
|Campground is generally open on the Wednesday before the May long weekend to the end of September. This is may change with earlier opening dates or later closing dates depending on weather.
(gate is closed during the off-season)
|Campground Reservable Dates:
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.
Location and Maps
Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Located approximately 200 km northwest of Fort St. John at kilometre 278 of the Alaska Highway (Hwy 97).
Nature and Culture
- Conservation: Buckinghorse River Provincial Park lies just east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the Muskwa Plateau ecosection.
Activities Available at this Park
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Anglers can try their luck along Buckinghorse River for arctic grayling. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence
Visitors can hike around the area but there are no developed trails at this park.
Pets on Leash
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.
There are swimming opportunities in the river. There are no lifeguards at provincial parks.
There are wildlife viewing opportunities. Moose, caribou, black bears and grizzly bears frequent the surrounding area.
Facilities Available at this Park
There is a small boat launch at the park.
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.
Hand pump at entrance. Boil water advisory in effect. Hand pumps are shut off during the off-season.
This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis; campsite reservations are not accepted.
The sites are able to accommodate an RV of up to 32 feet in length, with no height restriction.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $20.00 per party/night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.00 per senior party/
night. Read the User Fees Policy
for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Long stay camping
Full season. Please contact the Park Operator
for information and to book one of these sites.
Long-stay camping available. $90/week
Information on other parks participating in this program, or a link to the Long Stay Policy document, is
available on the Frontcountry Camping Policies and Fees
There are some wheelchair accessible facilities at this park.