Government Hill Campground, Barkerville, British Columbia

View of Barkerville

As we headed south along the Cassiar Highway we had quite a few detours to our trip. Traveling by RV affords you the opportunity to meet fellow travelers along the way, share favorite stops, and adjust your itinerary as a result. Through internet searches I found that Barkerville was a pretty lively historic mining town that also has four campgrounds within a mile or so of the entrance. This was our kind of place with camping so close and history to explore and learn. This place is quite a ways off the Cassiar, a good hour or so. As you meander through the mountains, past homes, businesses, and a lake, you will work your way towards Barkerville. With four campgrounds to choose from, all offering different amenities, we opted for Government Hill because it was the closest to the town. Situated adjacent to a cemetary and up a small hill, this campground is within walking distance of the town's entrance. For a fee, you can enter Barkerville
and all it has to offer. We only had one night here, so I never actually
Barkerville Main Street
got a picture of our campsite, but it was small and a "buddy site" with a neighbor. The campground is wooded and sites are smaller in Government Hill. Bigger rigs (over 30 feet) should use the other campgrounds further out from town. Firewood was for sale at our campground, but there are no hookps or other amenities. Cabins are also available in the campground. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially on weekends. If you plan to stay elsewhere, the Barkerville parking lot is large and level and many rigs were parked there for the day. The town and campground are nestled in the hills, so it is wooded and quiet here. With a myriad of things to do to discover and explore life in the boom era of the 1800's, this place is a must see for all ages.

Best Sites: 167-169
Poor Sites: 155, 156
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes, shared by all four campgrounds in area