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Mile 397: ROCKY MOUNTAIN LODGE (250) 774-7001

MacDonald Valley

Located in the heart of the MacDonald River Valley, just a mile from the entrance to Stone Mountain Provincial Park. RV and tent camping, rooms, meals, gas and diesel, store, hiking, wildlife. Link to web page above for more info. Chris Winkelmeyer E-mail

Mile 402: 115 Creek Provincial Campground

Mile 422: TOAD RIVER LODGE (250) 232-5401

Toad River Valley

Hang your hat where it's at! Toad River Lodge is located in a picturesque valley, 404 road miles from Dawson Creek. There are six sites with full hookups, and a sanidump. Look for the lodge on the south side of the highway. Tent sites, cafe, showers, laundry, sanidump, gas, motel, rooms, cabins, tire repair, propane, post office, towing, minor mechanical repairs. Fish the nearby Toad River for grayling and Dolly Varden. At last count, there were over 6,000 hats stapled on the walls and ceiling of the lodge. Add yours to the collection. Box 7780, Toad River, BC V0C 2X0 Link above. GoodSam

Mile 426: THE POPLARS CAMPGROUND (250) 232-5465

"A Rocky Mountain Paradise" at historical mile 426, four miles west of Toad River. We have thirty RV sites in our well-kept RV park, some with full or partial hookups. Level, treed pull-throughs, showers, water, tent sites, sewer dump. Our beautiful new log cabins are comfortable and reasonable in price. Also stop for gas, diesel, propane, welding, tire repair, jade, gold nuggets, souvenirs, and gifts. The Poplars is located just inside the boundary of Muncho Lake Provincial Park between an area of bare rocky peaks at Summit (4,250'), and the magnificent scenery surrounding Muncho Lake. Plan to spend some time exploring this unique land. Dan and Vicky Clements welcome you. Box 30, mile 426, Alaska Hwy, BC V0C 2X0 The Poplars is open for camping/RV sites/cabins. Cafe and gift shop were closed in 2010

Webmaster's note: Try the Poplar's cinnamon buns!

MUNCHO LAKE AREA Three of the four RV parks have closed or stopped offering camping in recent years, putting heavy pressure on the two provincial campgrounds. Plan to stop early, especially on Fridays.

May, 2003 ice

(250) 776-3411 Located on the right near the south end of Muncho Lake. Double "G" is at the gateway to some of the most incredible lake and mountain scenery in North America. Stay overnight at the motel or campground, have your vehicle fueled, enjoy home made bread, fudge, and pastries, hearty soups, chili, and stews. There is a full grocery store, playground for the kids, and excellent hiking right out the back door. Relax on the MV Sandpiper as you tour Muncho Lake. Fifteen RV dry sites, showers. Muncho Lake is a mile wide, seven miles long, and known for its striking deep blue and green colours. Fish for Dolly Varden, whitefish, grayling, lake and rainbow trout. Surrounded by 7,000 foot mountains.
Box 36, Mile 456 Alaska Hwy, Muncho Lake, BC V0C 1Z0 NOTE: In 2007 we were informed that the closure of J&H deprived GG of their cruise boat landing. An alternate site was being sought.

Mile 457: Strawberry Flats Provincial Campground

Mile 462: NORTHERN ROCKIES LODGE 250-776-3481

The Northern Rockies Lodge on beautiful Muncho Lake at Mile 462 of the Alaska Hwy is the ideal overnight stop halfway between Dawson Creek / Fort St. John and Whitehorse. We offer a total of 21 cozy guest rooms in our modern lodge with a licensed dining room. In the summer we also have chalets available which gives us a total of 45 guest rooms. Our RV Campground along Muncho Lake has 35 sites with water, electric (20 AMP’s) and sewage. From our lodge we offer daily fly-in fishing trips, wildlife viewing safari tours, hiking and outpost cabin vacations in the stunning beauty of the Northern Rocky Mts. With our float and wheel equipped airplanes we service the Muskwa/Kechika as well as Nahanni National Park and Virginia Falls in the N.W.T. Our bases are at Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake. Complete packages incl. airfare available from Edmonton and Vancouver. The Northern Rockies Lodge is open-year round. Fuel discount for registered Hotel and RV guests. Internet access and printer for house guests located in lobby (modest fee).

Northern Rockies Lodge Mile 462 Alaska Hwy Box 8
Muncho Lake, B.C. VOC 1ZO Toll free: 1-800-663-5269
FAX: 250-776-3482


Mile 463: MacDonald Provincial Campground. Provincial campgrounds fill early on Fridays as "locals" come in to fish for lake trout.


WAS CLOSED IN 2003 DUE TO DEATH OF OWNERS. Reopened in 2010 as Muncho Lake Lodge and RV Park.




salt lick


Hike down to the salt licks for wildlife viewing. Best in evening. Nine miles north of scenic view.




Mile 496: Liard River Hotsprings. Moose below crossed boardwalk. The Provincial Campground fills up early and has little daily turnover; plan ahead. $5 fee to swim, free to just look. Marmot at right was within a few feet of boardwalk; busy with his hole.

Moose by Liard H.S. boardwalk

Mile 497: LIARD HOTSPRINGS LODGE (250) 776-7349

lhs lodge

Located across the highway from the famous hot springs. Short walk to springs. Modern lodging units with private bath, handicap suite available. Partial hookups, pull-throughs, tenting, showers, laundry, dump station, gas, diesel, tire repairs, propane, heliport. Cafe features home baking and home cooked meals. Ice available. Souvenir shop. New conference room. Open year round. New manager in 2007. Write: Mile 497, Alaska Highway, BC V1G 4J8 E-mail

Mile 533: COAL RIVER LODGE (250) 776-7306

Established at the site of a WWII refueling depot, Coal River Lodge has an RV park with full hookups, dump station, tent camping, showers, laundromat. There is a gas station, minor repairs, hoist, licensed restaurant, motel, and souvenir shop. Try our Berry Delightful Chocolates and Jams! Buffalo burgers and buffalo gift shop. Nestled at the scenic junction of the Coal and Liard Rivers, just 30 minutes west of the hot springs, we're a good spot to put in your canoe to explore the Liard River between the Cranberry Rapids and Whirlpool Canyon. Gateway to the Kechika and Turnagain Valleys, part of BC's newest Wilderness Management Area. Drop in a line at the bridge and see what you catch! Kayak on the Coal River, a level 5 stream. Bus tours welcome. E-mail us. Winter phone: 785-8775. Your Host: Donna Rogers. Write: 9515-95th Ave., Fort St. John, BC V1J 1H7

Mile 538: Whirlpool Canyon rustic campsite. No toilets

Mile 543: FIRESIDE CAR/TRUCK STOP (250) 776-7302

Located at historic Fireside, site of a huge fireplace that burned day and night to warm passing soldiers and construction workers during the construction of the pioneer road in 1942. An officer's billet was also located here. Forty years later, on 29 July, 1982, the second largest fire in BC history swept through the tiny settlement. People had just two hours to pack up and leave. The "Eg Burn" destroyed the old lodge along with half of the town. Omer and Bev Leveque are proud to announce the opening of their new motel unit, certainly the best accommodations on the Highway. Dora's Cafe features home cooking, a full range of cream pies, ice cream. The RV park has large pull-throughs and full hookups. Stop and see the Cranberry Rapids. ATM.
Write to the Leveques at Fireside, BC V0C 1P0. Click name above for more info. FIRESIDE IS FOR SALE. CONTACT OWNERS. Did not open in2010 status unknown

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