Of course we’re staying at Sasquatch Provincial Park, it was Deke’s last chance to spot the creature and this had to be the place, right?. Unfortunately, everyone else within 100 miles also was on the lookout, so the place was packed, but we managed to find a spot in Bench Campground — our third choice and the only First Come, First Served section.
The park has three large lakes for boating and fishing, huge spots:
and a variety of hook up options. It’s basically in the middle of nowhere, but the drive is beautiful.
The nearest towns are Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz — both very different (Harrison Hot Springs is a lot of rv parks and old condos– a bit Spring Break-ish, and Agassiz is very cute and 4H-ish). We seemed to have, unknowingly, driven right through a movie set being built around downtown in Agassiz —
The Bench Campground was $18 (Canadian) and is the only no hook up campground in the park, plus the only one without a lake, but it was still really crowded — a little bit redneck, some hip hop, a few screaming children and several kennels full of dogs. Luckily everyone seemed to follow the quiet hours rules when they went into effect.
The reason we probably wouldn’t return here is simple (even though it’s in Canada, it’s only about 90 minutes from home) — the road. The road from town to the park is unpaved. We knew that ahead of time and didn’t have a problem with it in theory — then we saw the road. The campgrounds are 6km-8km away from the main entrance and it’s definitely the bumpiest road we’ve ever been on with the Airstream. Here are a few shots:
We really wanted to video the drive except I needed both hands to hold on. True story.