Gravel road #40.
70kms east of
Hinton, 340kms west of Edmonton Alberta. Note 38km gravel road access.
Watson Creek campground contains 38 campsites suited for both RV's and
tents with a few choice sites located next to the McLeod River. Most of the
campsites are nicely surrounded by mature spruce tress providing good privacy. Amenities include
water, picnic tables and dry toilets. Firewood is available for sale.
Watson Creek has good Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout and Brook Trout fishing. Check
for catch and release regulations and you'll need a fishing
license to try your luck.
Watson Creek Campground has a remote feel, not many venture this far over gravel
roads. The campground makes an excellent base camp if you want to explore the Cadomin area.
Mines and ghost town is an
interesting place to visit,
located only 10 minutes west of
here. The ghost towns general
store contains interesting historical
information. Several of the old
miners houses are still standing. If
you like to look at large modern
mining equipment you'll find lots of
it here. Cadomin Cave
is also located nearby. I did see
fish jumping in the ponds located near the
entrance to the town of Cadomin. Night skies here rank #3 on the
Bortle Scale. See the official web site
link below for fees, opening and closing
dates. This is bear country,
food and food related items must be stored properly.
Near Here: Local campgrounds include