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“Squakum Campsite is a Noisy, Filthy, Health Hazard”

Nahatlatch Provincial Park & Protected Area
BC
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“Squakum Campsite is a Noisy, Filthy, Health Hazard”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

As of July 2013 the Squakum campsite is a filthy blight on a beautiful lake. Only camp here if you like camping in the middle of a toilet. There is one working pit toilet at one end of the camp ground, consequently, people have pissed all over the place, there is toilet paper strewn all through the bushes. There is one "condemned" pit toilet still standing, and three others that have been "decommissioned" by collapsing the structure onto the cess pool. When the wind blows towards the lake the stench is impressive.

There is no supervision at the camp ground, so there are quads driving around all the time (though supposedly not allowed in the park), and there was even a dance party, with a DJ.

It's a lovely place, well worth visiting, but the camp grounds are a disgrace. They are not like any other provincial park we've ever been to. At least no one came and tried to extract a fee from us, probably too ashamed to do so.

Visited July 2013
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English first
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74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Camping & Fishing Paradise”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

This area was a little scary for me as there are at times grizzly in the area. I would recommend avoiding tenting and stick to your camper or RV. The temperatures range here...it can get a little chilly at night. Dress appropriately for the conditions and remove all your garbage.

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
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“Reo Rafting, Nahatlatch River, B.C.”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

This was the most fun I've had in 20 years! Just over the Fraser River from Boston Bar, B.C. is the beautiful Nahatlatch River. Three friends and I spent two nights at Reo's lodge on the river, sleeping soundly with the lovely sound of the river running close by our tents. I recommend staying in the "cabin/tents", as a bed after a day of rafting is most welcome! Showers, washrooms, great food and a warm campfire were also welcome. However, the white water rafting was what we were there for! Great guides taught well what we needed to know, then we donned wet suits, helmets and a very good attitude and off we went into the wild water! We loved it so much, we did it Saturday and Sunday mornings. This is a MUST for everyone's bucket lists. I intend to go again - soon! Great for couples, family, business groups, friends or solo!

Visited July 2012
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British Columbia, Canada
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134 reviews
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“Camping in the Wilderness”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

We decide to try Nahatlatch because the BC government has turned the free forestry campsites into a Provincial Park. What does this mean? Well it should mean that now there is a fee, one can expect service. Well sorry to disappoint. Service means pay only. The BC government have given the duties of looking after the park to the local native band. There is no service. No useable pit toilets, no water. We took our tents to the lakeside and found plenty of room in the gladed forest area. The views were fantastic. There is a beach that id sandy where you can swim in the clear glacial lake water. We found someone in the prime spot already claiming 2 spots for their travel trailer. There were pit toilets there but had a streamer around them with "condemned" written all over. We cut through the tape and carefully cleaned them up for emergency use. Hmm. When the park service attendants came, they expressly forbade us use them anyway. We paid the $22 fee with reluctance. There are other campsites along the Nahatlatch river, which used to be free, but the Rafting companys have commandeered them all. The river is very rough and good only for experts to kayak. Take water with you and take waste out. Hugely pretty and worth a visit for the hardy. If you copy and paste this link you will see the pics I took for the BC Parks http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/nahatlatch/photos/ . There are a few places that have cabins to rent outside the park boundary.

Visited July 2011
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