HALFWAY HOT SPRINGS

Nakups, British Columbia, Canada

There's no place, like this place, near this place

HALFWAY HOT SPRINGS

Nakups, British Columbia, Canada

Halfway Hot Springs is an all natural off the grid hot spring destination that will take your breath away.  Located between the town of Nakusp and the famed Halcyon Hot Springs Resort this back country getaway is nothing short of magical.  With an on site BC Forestry camp ground, numerous clean and regularly maintained hot pools, gorgeous scenery, hiking and plenty of wild life, it won't be hard to see why this is a favorite among visitors from both near and far.

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Main Pools

Located right near the base of the main trail down to the springs are the three main pools complete with an off grid sheltered semi-private change area.  

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The River Pools

A mere 50 yards from the main area are the river pools; an assortment of small to medium sized pools ranging in temperature situated right on the banks of Halfway River.

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The Gorge Pools

A 7 minute semi-treacherous hike down river will bring you to the Gorge Pools; a handful of perfectly situated pools at the mouth of a rock walled gorge just above the Halfway Waterfalls. 

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The Waterfall Pools

Down below The Gorge are the Waterfall Pools - sitting right where you'd want them to be. Temperatures can be hit and miss here depending on water level but the views are worth the trek.*

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Halfway River

Halfway River is teeming with a number of species of fish.  Her clear, clean and cold waters are perfect for taking a refreshing frigid plunge in after a hot soak in the springs.

CAMPING AT HALFWAY HOT SPRINGS

Nakups, British Columbia, Canada

Halfway Hot Springs is a forestry recreation site maintained by BC Parks.  Camping is permitted on a first come, first-served basis from May 1 until Oct 31 at any one of the the 20 vehicle accessible sites or 10 hike-in tent sites dispersed throughout the grounds.

Bob, the Site Operator, has obtained near legendary status around these parts for his incredible workmanship and hard work in making this a place everyone can enjoy.  Before he came on the scene, unfortunately this beautiful place was frequently trashed.  In light of that, we ask that you show him the appreciation he more than deserves for his work and dedication and treat the area the way it likewise deserves to be treated.  Always pack out what you pack in to help everyone to ensure this place remains pristine and beautiful for many years to come.

For more information check out the official information on the BC Recreation & Trails website by clicking here.

Camping Rates & Rules

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A camping fee of $15 per night (6 adults max per site) is collected from May 1 - Oct 31

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A discounted rate of $7.50 per night is available for seniors (65+) and individuals with disabilities

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Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no reservations available either through the camp host or through this site

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Maximum 1 vehicle per site. One additional vehicle can be added for $7.50 per day

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Checkout time is 12 noon PST

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Maximum stay allowed is 14 consecutive days

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Quiet time is from 11pm until 7am

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The Site Operator is on site from May 1st until Oct 31st

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The speed limit within the site is 20 km/hr

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There are no garbage disposal facilities of any kind at Halfway. You must pack out everything you packed in. Failure to do so can result in a permanent ban and/or fines.

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No camping within 100 meters of the springs

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Camp fires must be in designated areas only and in accordance with local fire restrictions

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20 Vehicle Accessible Sites

Pull in and set up camp at any one of the sites that are accessible by vehicle.  There is also overflow camping available outside the regular grounds

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10 Hike In Tent Sites

Scattered throughout Halfway are 10 hike in only sites varying in difficulty to access.

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Facilities

Halfway has numerous maintained outhouses at both the camping areas and down at the hot spring area as well as a sheltered change area.  There is no garbage disposal here so visitors are responsible for packing out everything they pack in.

HALFWAY HOT SPRINGS

Nakups, British Columbia, Canada