West side of the
Chief Mountain highway 26kms east of Waterton. Waterton National Park.
Belly River Campground contains 24 well treed primitive campsites for both RV's and tents
and is the most secluded of the three in Waterton National Park. Amenities include,
dry toilets, kitchen
shelters, food storage, picnic tables and fire pits.
Fire wood is available when purchasing a fire permit. Note there is no
water here other than the Belly River itself. You can fill up with
water in the town of Waterton 30 minutes away. Hikers and fisherman will find a trailhead
located at the south east end of the large group camp that follows the Belly
River south towards the US border located only a a few kilometers away. The
river valley is perfect bear habitat with lots of berries, deciduous trees and
thick bush. Make lots of noise if you're hiking or fishing. Belly River
runs crystal clear and holds Brown Trout as seen in the picture below, you'll
need a National Park
license to try your luck.
Reservations for the Belly River Group Camp area is for groups of 25 or
more. National Park campgrounds tend to fill quickly and are usually full for
the night by early afternoon. Gas (No diesel fuel located within the park) and
limited groceries can be obtained in the Town of Waterton. Night skies here rank #
1 on the
Bortle Scale. See the official web site
link below for fees, opening and closing
Local campgrounds include
Canyon, Rowe Lakes and
Wall Lake are
also located in this area.
food and food related items must be