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Blue River Campground

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  • Riverside campground in Blue River, BC, just off Highway 5
  • 45 minutes' drive from Murtle Lake, only accessible by canoe
  • Bike, canoe, paddleboard and fishing gear rental on site

A river, of course (well, two actually – the Blue and the North Thompson). But also lakes, forests and mountains, with all the promise of days spent hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing and horseback riding, all the while keeping peepers peeled for the area’s wilder residents – moose, deer, eagles and bears among them.

Yup, this is a pretty great place for outdoorsy folks – with the added bonus of being stonkingly easily accessible. Blue River Campground is in the little town of Blue River, just off Highway 5 halfway between Kamloops and Jasper (thus making it also a handy place for those seeking a stopover on a long journey).

Don’t feel you have to turn up here with heaps of kit – the park has plenty to rent, including fishing gear, bikes, canoes and gold pans for prospective prospectors. Picnic tables and fireboxes are provided, along with a cooking shelter set up with barbecue and fridge. Facilities for kids include a sand play area with all manner of toys and games for the tiddlers, with basketball hoops, badminton area and a soccer net for the older ones.

Surrounded by nature you may well be, but also within easy reach of all the amenities of Blue River – a grocery store, gas stations and restaurants are a couple of minutes’ drive from the campground.

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets


Shower available

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams




Gastronomic delight

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby


Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for caravans


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  • 991 West Frontage Road, Murtle Lake Road and Highway 5, Blue River, British Columbia, Canada, V0E 1J0
  • Timezone America/Vancouver PDT (GMT-07:00)   GPS 52.1155°N 119.3061°W


Turn by the Saddle Mountain Restaurant onto Frontage Road West.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

This is a mighty fine area for fresh-air frolics – bring your hiking boots to head out on local trails, some of which start just behind the campground, or explore the area on a jeep or boat safari in the summer months. Mountain bike trails and ATV routes run through the forests and meadows, too.

There’s also great fishing nearby – the local rivers and lakes are full of rainbow and lake trout, kokanee and dolly varden. If you’d rather get on the water, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards are available for hire at the campground. Nearby Murtle Lake, the largest canoe-only lake in North America, can be accessed from a parking lot around 45 minutes’ drive away.

Need somewhere to kick back and relax for a bit? Hit the beach at Eleanor Lake, a 10-minute walk away to chill out on the sands, leap from the diving tower or swim from the rafts. A volleyball court, playground and firepits are also provided for those who’d like to make a day of it.


Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Blue River Campground cancelation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a $1.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Blue River Campground will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.


Sales tax (exclusive) 5%

Payment methods accepted at the park

American Express

Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Blue River Campground have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Blue River Campground dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Blue River Campground? This is a mighty fine area for fresh-air frolics – bring your hiking boots to head out on local trails, some of which start just behind the campground, or explore the area … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Blue River Campground?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more


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