N'kwala Recreation Site

Provincial Recreation Site

2 Reviews
Nicola Highway Thompson-Nicola N, BC, Canada Official Website

GPS: 50.1595, -121.0467

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Overview of N'kwala Recreation Site

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 20

Tent Camping Yes

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Hutch
Abbotsford, BC, Canada 35' Grand Designs Imagine 2950RL 2017 GMC 2500HD
3 reviews
“Beautiful Location”

Reviewed 4/17/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Overall Rating

I spent 3 nights here with my little trailer this spring while scouting out places to bring my big trailer. It is a lovely little campsite and I got a private site right next to the river. Though it was still early in the year I was not alone as there were half a dozen other campers. I suspect that in nicer weather it gets pretty busy as there are not many free campsites like this so close to paved roads and towns. It would be great for tents trucks and small to medium sided trailers. There are a few sights that would accommodate a large trailer but I wouldn't want to pull there and find out they were taken. Don't count on cell service at the campsite. I was able to wander around and pick up the random 3G signal but very spotty. There was lots of drift wood on the river to collect for fires and each site had a stone firepit and picnic table. I think it would be a great place to start or end the camping season and will return.

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Hutch would stay here again

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Meant For Adventure
TX Airstream Sovereign Ford F-250
46 reviews
“Free riverside boondocking in BC”

Reviewed 7/5/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
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N’kwala is a user-maintained free site in the BC Recreation Sites and Trails system. It’s a great location in an arid forest next to a river. Great sites are available next to the river, but if you get there on a holiday weekend, it will be pretty full. We arrived on arguable the busiest holiday weekend of the year - Canada Day. Even though we arrived late in the day on a Saturday, we still snagged the last remaining site. There are some unofficial sites to the left of the developed area. I’m not sure what the legality of camping in those is. There are some pit toilets available. Most sites have a fire ring and picnic table. Overall, a pretty nice quiet boondocking spot in a convenient location on the way to or from Banff.

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Meant For Adventure would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
Pets
  • pets

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