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Camping near Williams Lake

In the heart of the Cariboo Chilcotin, Williams Lake offers incredible access to the area's best outdoor spots.

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Muskrat Flat

10 sites · RVs11 acres · Williams Lake, BC
11 flat acres adjacent to hwy 97. Convenience store/gas bar/laundromat/showers a five minute walk. Abundant wildlife including bears so responsible behavior is necessary. Numerous lakes and Fraser river nearby. Large pond (3+ acres depending on water table) with noisy water fowl. Cell service available and dogs on leash are welcome. Campfires will be subject to conditions.
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Kodama Institute and hobby farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents27 acres · Williams Lake, BC
This Fraser River waterfront is 27.5 acres that is layed out in three shelves the lower shelf next to the water that walks along river is crown land about 4-6 hours and only seeing wildlife on this level is 5 camp sites. The next level is the hobby farm hay field and pasture up to the house also chickens house. The farm is close to the 97 Cariboo hwy turn on to Macalister at Soda Creek Road third driveway in on 6831 Soda Creek Macalister Road
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Stack Lake Stay

5 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Williams Lake, BC
50-acre hobby farm on a small private lake. We have 5 campsites available for tent or RV campers. If you're bringing an RV, we can accommodate vehicles up to 100 ft in length and the site is flat. Situated minutes away from larger lakes such as Lac La Hache and Timothy lake. Mt Timothy ski hill is approximately 25 minutes up the road. Our private lake offers tons of wildlife viewing, kayaking and fishing. The property is surrounded by endless trails for hiking, atving and horseback riding. Feel free to bring your animals and enjoy the outdoors. Campfires are permitted. Potable water and wifi available. We look forward to hosting you!
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Peavine Ridge Farms

3 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Cariboo F, BC
Depending on the season and what’s happening on the farm, you can camp with a view of the mountains, by a small waterfall, or near the lake.It’s a working farm so it comes with a unique experience.Bring your own tents and camper vans. We can accommodate vehicles up to 45ft in length and the site requires levelling. Enjoy beautiful sunsets in the evening, and star gazing once the sun goes down.Campfires are permitted as long as there is no fire ban. Pets are welcome! Cedar Point Provincial Park is about 1 hour away.  Cedar Point Park is situated on Quesnel Lake, 6km from the town of Likely. Old-growth cedars are located throughout the park including the campground area.Please feel free to message us if you have any questions. We look forward to hosting you!Learn more about this land:Depending on the season and what’s happening on the farm, you can camp with a view of the mountains, by a small waterfall, or near the lake.It’s a working farm so it comes with a unique experience.Bring your own tents and camper vans. We can accommodate vehicles up to 45ft in length and the site requires levelling. Enjoy beautiful sunsets in the evening, and star gazing once the sun goes down.Campfires are permitted as long as there is no fire ban. Pets are welcome! Cedar Point Provincial Park is about 1 hour away.  Cedar Point Park is situated on Quesnel Lake, 6km from the town of Likely. Old-growth cedars are located throughout the park including the campground area.Please feel free to message us if you have any questions. We look forward to hosting you!
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Martens Resort on Timothy Lake

8 sites · Lodging, RVs16 acres · Williams Lake, BC
Let's be real...when booking a lakefront vacation in BC it's all about the lake and Timothy Lake will not disappoint. Timothy Lake is the perfect size, large enough to be unrestricted and offer great fishing, but small enough where you aren't always battling waves. As you venture from the shoreline you'll eventually loose site of the resort and soon find a public sandy beach, an uninhabited island, and a water channel connecting into Dempsey Lake. We've never heard that Dempsey is a great fishing lake, but it is a cool journey by paddle or small boat, and shows just how awesome the natural world is.....but watch for underwater branches throughout the channel cause a wrecked prop can make a good mad a bad mood - really quick. Located off the beaten track, Timothy Lake is seldom used by weekend warriors and is never too busy - making it great for swimming, water skiing, fishing or just floating around in one of those giant inflatable flamingo's...... if that's your thing. **There is a pet fee at $55/ per pet, you can add this to your booking at checkout.
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Wildflower Meadows

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Mile 108 Recreational Ranch, BC
One acre, unique gothic arch house with various small out-buildings, lots of grass, aspen stands, wild roses, at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, backs onto greenbelt where horses graze, deer roam, four friendly cats reside, two small dogs dwell, five hens and a rooster do their chickeny things... It feels like being out in the country yet is only 4 minutes to small grocery/liquor store. Bring some firewood and/or pallets and use the bonfire pit (as long as there is no local fire ban in effect). Unfortunately, we do not yet have an outhouse so we can only accommodate campers who have their own toilet facilities onboard. The nearest public toilets are a four-minute drive away and are open till 9:00, and there are 24-hour bathrooms about ten minutes away. We are a quiet, friendly family who will respect your privacy, but we welcome any questions you may have and we are happy to greet you!
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Chad and Lisa's wilderness get away

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Williams Lake, BC
This property is located in Beautiful Bradley Creek, Approximately 50 minutes north east 100 mile House, British Columbia. The property is 10 acres and is three sides fenced and a seasonal creek as a natural fence on the fourth side. There is aspen and pine though out with natural meadow in between. Approximately 3/4 of an acre is flat lot with driveway from the main rd. for staging RV's. The remaining property is rolling hillside. Tucked in a little ways is a small Bunkie and outhouse that you can easily walk to from the main lot. Enjoy the sounds of nature and get out of the polluted city for a while. Breathe some clean air and stair at some stars during the night. From the property you can atv to spur roads that bring you into areas that can provide endless days of riding. Maybe you want to paddle or fish off grid lakes, or maybe hike some renown trails. You can also just relax with the family and go over to near by Ruth lake public swim area and have a barbeque. What ever your outdoor desire is, this area has something for everybody. The Bunkie located on the property is a small alpine style wood frame building with top floor loft that can sleeps 2 adults. This building is in the finishing stages of construction but can currently facilitate campers. Construction completion anticipated in August 2024. Near by between the lot and the Bunkie is the Outhouse.
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Karen B.’s Land

5 sites · RVs, Tents67 acres · Williams Lake, BC
67 acres of beautiful lakeside property with rustic grasslands, marshes and forestry. An abundance of wildlife along with many species of birds. Swimming, canoeing and paddle boarding on the lake, ATV and side by side trails along property and surrounding crown land. Fire pit available during burning season. Non-flushing outhouse and outdoor running water. Tenting and RV space with some access to electricity. Sorry, no sani-flush.
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Abel Lake Retreat

4 sites · RVs, Tents187 acres · Williams Lake, BC
We have 200 acres of raw land, nestled in the heart of the Cariboo, where animals love to frolick. Bring your paddle board or canoe to take a jaunt out on the lake, meet the farm animals and buy local veggies from our garden. Upgrades are made weekly to our little spot. It is a little on the rougher side at the moment but we are working hard to make it beautiful. There are fishing lakes nearby, riding trails, and we are only 15-20min from town :)
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Camping near Williams Lake guide

Overview

At the convergence of two pack trails leading to the Cariboo goldfields, Williams Lake was settled in the mid-1800s by Europeans in search of their fortune panning in the rivers. That pioneering attitude still lives on today with a thriving ranching community, Canada's second-largest open-pit copper mine, and a robust logging and milling industry. Known as BC's "Cowboy Country," Williams Lake hosts the world's top rodeo competitors in a stampede every Canada Day weekend, a blowout event not to be missed. And the outdoor fun doesn’t stop there—the area is home to more than 4,500 lakes to enjoy during a camping trip.

Where to go

Scout Island Nature Centre

With more than four kilometers of trails dipping in and out of marshland, lakeshore, and island environments, Scout Island Nature Centre is a prime location for experiencing nature on the doorstep of Williams Lake. Since it’s on the migration path of hundreds of bird species, come spring or fall, make sure you bring your binoculars. There is a picnic area, boat launch, and the interactive Nature House, which interprets the area for visitors.

Churn Creek Protected Area

Abutting the west bank of the Fraser River with steep cliffs, rolling hills, and an ever-changing sky, Churn Creek is undeniably beautiful. But it’s also home to some of Canada’s rarest ecosystems—low, middle, and high elevation bunchgrass grasslands—and supports a variety of rare flora and fauna. Follow old roads and cow trails that crisscross the protected area, but be sure to leave gates as you find them—it’s part of a working ranch.

Xatśūll Heritage Village

Get a feel for how the people of the Secwepemc Nation lived their lives for thousands of years. Perched on a sunny plateau high above the Fraser River, guides from the Xatśūll First Nation community walk visitors through teepees and pit houses, teaching them how to cook traditional meals and sharing stories that have been passed down for generations.

When to go

With a humid continental climate, Williams Lake has warm summers and rather cold winters. The warm season spans from early June to mid-September, with mid-July to mid-August being the peak time for warm-weather activities. Thanks to the rain shadow of BC's coastal mountains, rain clouds roll in and roll out often, especially during the summer months. A twist: winter is much drier and sunnier.

Know before you go

  • Williams Lake is the largest urban centre between Kamloops and Prince George—it takes about three hours to drive to either. It's just over a 6-hour drive to Vancouver.
  • The fall colours in the Cariboo Chilcotin are spectacular, so consider a fall camping trip to watch leaves turn red and amber as the season changes.
  • Keep your eyes open for bighorn sheep—the banks of the Fraser River house the largest herd in North America.

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