Front Country Camping

Camp Barnard Front Country CampingA little more rustic than the cabin circles, these tenting areas have nearby water standpipes, some grey water pits, campfire circles, some picnic tables or benches, and either outhouses or washroom blocks are accessible.

 

RV and all vehicle parking is limited to designated parking areas unless approved by the Camp Ranger. Roads within camp are designated fire lanes and vehicles parked illegally can be towed at the owner’s expense.

Images on Google Street view: Lower 40, Thompson Field, Creekside, Trailhead to Mt. Bluff.

Front country areas are for tenting only. Leave-no-trace and back country requirements for food storage, preparation, and grey water disposal need to be adhered to when using these sites. Front country camp sites include:

 

Netsepoye

This small and cosy site is located just past the first bridge into camp and provides limited amenities, with only a campfire circle, level areas for tenting, and a new outhouse. Water needs to be carried in and all garbage carried out. Leave-no-trace and back country requirements for food storage, preparation, and grey water disposal need to be adhered to when using this site.

 

Lower 40

Located at the base of Lodge Hill Road across from Young Lake, this is a good site for small groups or overflow tents from Kaa and Sona cabin circles.  Leave-no-trace and back country requirements for food storage, preparation, and grey water disposal need to be adhered to when using this site.

 

Thompson Field

The largest tenting area in the centre part of camp has a number of individual tenting areas with lots of trees for tarping, campfire circles, adjacent water standpipes, grey water pits, washroom block, and, if booked in advance, the use of Thompson Field Shelter, a 30x20 kitchen shelter with counters, wood burning stove, and tables. No vehicles are permitted in Thompson Field.

Creekside

Located just below Thompson Field, this private camp site makes a cosy location for small to medium size groups. With a campfire circle and lots of areas for tents, it shares the Thompson Field washroom block and water standpipes on the main road. Water needs to be carried in and all garbage carried out. Leave-no-trace and back country requirements for food storage, preparation, and grey water disposal need to be adhered to when using this site.

Trailhead to Mount Bluff

This is an open area along the main road through camp at the Mount Bluff trailhead.  It is an excellent spot for overflow tent camping from Mang and Rama cabin circles or for small groups. Trebuchet adjacent, there is a small campfire circle, water standpipe on the road and Thompson Field washroom is easily accessible. Leave-no-trace and back country requirements for food storage, preparation, and grey water disposal need to be adhered to when using this site. Some overflow parking is permitted in this area.