First Come or Reserve
Location: West side of the Chief Mountain highway 26kms east of Waterton. Waterton National Park.
Description: Belly River Campground contains 24 well treed primitive campsites for both RV’s and tents and is the most secluded of the three campgrounds 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 thick berries bushes and deciduous trees. 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 fishing 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 dates.