The Mushbowl – small but powerful

The Mushbowl

You will find the Mushbowl located between two of the most popular falls in the park, Dawson and Helmcken. Located at a narrowing of the river, under a one way bridge, the Mushbowl highlights the raw power of the river.

Here the otherwise broad Murtle River narrows to about 50 feet wide immediately below a set of side-by-side falls about 15 feet wide that are split by a rock in the middle of the river. as the river narrow the waters churn and roar in a breathtaking display of unrestrainedwater power.

Off to one side is a cave that is accessible during low water giving a unique view of this little powerhouse.

Mushbowl in high season, waterfalls of wells grey

 

Why the Mushbowl?

To be honest no one is certain why the name was chosen. It has been used since at least the 1940’s. Speculation has it that the falls are named for the violent churning pooling above the falls that traps even huge logs from moving downstream.

Mushbowl, Wells Grey Park, Clearwater BC

Directions to the Mushbowl

Follow Clearwater Valley Road (main park access road) 42 kilometers north from the Highway in Clearwater the one-lane bridge spanning the Murtle River. There is little room to park and observe the falls – a small turnout on the north side of the bridge has room for  2 or 3 cars.

 

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall … it takes all year to do it all … in Clearwater

Valley Hideaway Guest House is open year round.

Book your stay at Valley Hideaway when visiting Clearwater

Valley Hideaway is a non smoking property.

 

No Smoking inside the guest house or on the premises

 

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall … it takes all year to do it all … in Clearwater

Valley Hideaway Guest House is open year round.

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