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Re: TM Backpackers Camp

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TM Backpackers Camp
August 02, 2017 11:34AM
Does the TM BP's camp typically fill by mid-afternoon? I need to secure a spot for our party.

Thanks in advance.
avatar Re: TM Backpackers Camp
August 02, 2017 01:50PM
I don't think it "fills up", the overflow just doubles-up (triples-up, etc) in each campsite. In 2014 I stayed there and ended up with five other tents in "my" campsite, the whole campground was like that.
Re: TM Backpackers Camp
August 04, 2017 01:24PM
Take earplugs, and camp toward the rear. Trust me on this.
Re: TM Backpackers Camp
August 06, 2017 03:21PM
I've seen it full often by 6 pm on weekends and 7 pm on weekdays that are not Friday. When it's full or near full you will have a tough time sleeping there prior to midnight, so earplugs or another place are highly recommended. I've had to go outside the park on the east side to get a campsite a few times. Usually at least one of the walk-in campgrounds on the road to Saddlebag Lake has space at any hour of the day/night, especially that one that requires you to park and walk in 1/4 mile.

The most exciting night I spent there was over 10 years ago, when rangers came running through the campground at 2 am with flashlights and rifles. About 5 min later, a number of shots rang out, and I found out when they came back through the campground that a problem bear had just been killed.
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