CLAYHURST, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District is introducing a reservation system and fees for those looking to take advantage of camping at Blackfoot Regional Park.

In a study conducted back in 2018, the District asked residents and community members for their thoughts on the park’s future and paying to camp.

The study showed that park visitors wanted enhanced amenities like sites with electrical hook-ups and walking trails, and would be willing to pay a fee to have access to those services.

District board chair, Brad Sperling, says, “Blackfoot Regional Park is a beautiful area of the Peace region. These changes and improvements we’re making there are in response to residents’ and park users’ wishes to see improvements at the park and to know that they can book some campsites in advance to be assured of having a spot.”

New amenities added to Blackfoot Regional Park are walking trails, a park caretaker, on-site wood purchase, new campsites with and without electrical hookups, updated park buildings and outhouses, and updated picnic tables, fire pits, and signage.

Starting May 27th, those wishing to book a reservation will be charged $26.25 per night for electrical hook-ups, $21 per night for sites without electricity, and $10.50 per night for tent sites. If there are more than two additional ‘non-camping’ vehicles parked at a campsite, it’s a fee of $5.25 per vehicle per night.

According to the District release, the fees are to be paid in cash at check-in.

Residents wishing to make a reservation can call the park caretaker at 250-759-4008, leave a voicemail, and the caretaker will get back to you.