Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park Campground, Northern Rockies, British Columbia

This beautiful provincial park is a great place to stay for a couple of days! The campground is just off the Alaskan Highway, making it a great and popular spot to stop for a night or two. The campground has just over 50 sites, with just about 20 of those reserveable (advised). The campground is heavily wooded and wildlife viewing is common here. Bison, black bears, moose, and birds are commonly seen. The campground is situated adjacent to a swampy area, which can be crossed via a boardwalk. This is where moose are often found feeding on swampy grasses. The boardwalk will lead you 1/2 a mile to the river, where a lovely hot spring is located. Just past the hot spring, the boardwalk leads you up a steep hillside where you can see the water trickling down the side of the mountain and some beautiful wildflowers. These hot springs are a popular stop for day use and campers. We spent several hours
soaking in these natural springs. Unlike some other hot springs, these are in a natural setting. The river has been dammed slightly to create pools, but the bottom and sides are natural with logs, dirt, and flowers. A bath house with toilets and changing areas is adjacent to the pools. Benches have also been built within the pools for relaxing. The pools are rejuvenating and are a wonderful place to relax your muscles after a long day's drive or hike. Within the campground you will find private, spacious wooded sites that have level, gravel pads, fire pits, and picnic tables. Interior roads are paved. Come prepared as this is dry camping country with no hookups and only hand pumped water available for cooking/filling. There is a day use parking area with a playground. There is a small camp store with meager supplies and a book exchange at the check-in kiosk. Firewood can be purchased and is delivered to your campsite. On our drive North from the park, we saw many bears along the highway. Drive safely. Tip: Remove all jewelry before soaking in the hot springs; the sulfur can cause discoloration.

Best Sites: All
Worst Sites: 1 (backs up to day use parking)
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Hand pump only
Dump Within Facility: No