The best camping near Adams Lake Provincial Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Adams Lake Provincial Park adventure.

A rustic lakeside with marine camping, this park is an off-the-beaten-path choice in Shuswap.  

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Northyards Cider Co.

5 sites · RVs29 acres · Salmon Arm, BC
We are a 29 acres orchard located in the heart of the Shuswap in Salmon Arm, B.C. Our property has 6500 apple trees with 32 different varietals. From these we make incredible cider which is available in the tasting room onsite! It's a perfect pairing of camping plus enjoying everything the property has to offer.
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Barriere Ridge Resort

1 site · RV1 acre · Clearwater, BC
Barriere Ridge Resort is a hidden gem. It is a private resort on the west side of East Barriere Lake, one of the warmest and cleanest lakes in BC. It is located off a Forest Service Road in the town of Barriere , which is only 45 minutes drive from Kamloops. Our RV Site is a large 1 acre lot fully serviced with water, electricity, and sewer and only 150 meters walk to the Lake! Unlike most RV site rentals where your neighbour is literally only steps away, your neighbour (if any) will be half an acre away! The lot is rectangular in shape, with the bottom half is levelled for RV use, and the upper half is a private forested area open for your exploration. The bottom space has water and electrical hookups only, while the top space includes water, electrical, and sewer hookups. *****AMENITIES***** - Water - Electricity - Private Sewer Hook-up - Use of private 4-man canoe, paddles, and life-jackets - Common boat trailer parking - Common beach access and picnic area *****RATES***** - 1 RV can accommodate 8 people, with extra fees for additional guests -The site can comfortably fit a second RV so great for a group stay. - $65-75 / night with minimum, depending on season, 5 nights stay for 1 RV (any length is fine) - Extra $12 / night for an additional RV. - Can accommodate max of 2 RVs only *****ABOUT EAST BARRIERE LAKE***** It is at 632 m in elevation one can enjoy the warm weather of the North Thompson. With surface temperatures reaching 27°C, the lake is perfect for swimming or any water sports. The lake is also up to 100 m deep, translating to excellent fishing during the summer. The lake has a surface area of 994 ha (2,456 acres) and is almost 15 km in length, which provides plenty of areas to remain uncrowded. *****RECREATION***** The Barriere Lakes (North, South, and East) hold some of the best trout fishing in this region. Trolling, fly fishing, and light spin casting for native Kamloops rainbow trout are all productive methods. The Lakes each personalize opportunities to enjoy paddling in calm waters, fishing, or drifting in a pontoon boat. Uncrowded East Barriere Lake is great for waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other watersports. Nearby, Dunn Lake is also long and deep, offering excellent fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, bull trout, and Kokanee. There is good hunting for moose and deer from the property. *****DIRECTIONS***** Location: Russel Creek Forest Service Rd , Thompson-Nicola O, Canada 7540 Russel Creek Forest Service Road Drive Time to East Barriere Lake Kamloops 45 minutes Kelowna 2.5 hrs Vancouver 4 hrs Travel north or south to Barriere, BC via Highway 5. Turn northeast onto Barriere Town Road until you reach Barriere Lakes Road, travel east for 21 km then turn north (left) onto Fir Road, which turns into Russel Creek FSR. Follow this road until there is a fork in the road, turn right to Barriere Ridge Resort. From Fir Road, the way to the resort is well marked. A gate is at the upper end of the resort that requires a combination to enter.
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Holmwood Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Kamloops, BC
A beautiful farm with wide open views of pastures and livestock grazing peacefully. The dry camping spots are located next to a creek w access to water fill up if needed at main house at the main house not far away. Located 30 minutes from Kamloops on a paved road. Many options for beautiful private hikes right from your tent or RV.
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Olich Creek Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Enderby, BC
Come discover our peaceful farm sanctuary located in Ashton Creek, 10 minutes east of Enderby. Experience the famous Shuswap River "float" which is only a 5 minute walk to the Baxter bridge boat launch, park and community hall. The Ashton Creek convenience store and gas station has all your basic camping needs including ATV gas and propane (also a 5 minute walk). Access to hiking trails including a unique water fall nearby. Mabel Lake Resort, boat launch and Golf Club is a short 20 minute drive. Camping at Olich Creek Farm is unique and family friendly. Most of our rescued farm animals roam the property freely and absolutely love human visitors. Families with children will also enjoy the natural play areas the farm offers including a shallow creek and visits with our chickens and ducks. Your dogs or other small pets are permitted in the camping areas only as our herd is terrified of dogs. There is another large area where well-behaved dogs can run off leash. We have one RV site with septic, water and 15 Amp power and can fit a 40 foot unit and numerous U-pick tent sites with water nearby and porta potty.
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#LakeLife

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Scotch Creek, BC
Nestled against the Provincial Park in a family-friendly RV park you will find relaxation and fun. The beautiful Shuswap Lake and beach is less than a block away, with a Provincial boat launch near by. Entrance to the Provincial Park is also less than a block away, where you will find many trails for biking or walking, as well as playgrounds and a bike park. Amenities such as grocery store, pharmacy, medical clinic and eating establishments close by. just a bit to know about the rental We are excited you are coming to enjoy the Shuswap and all it has to offer. We want to make sure you have an enjoyable time at our place and want to make sure you are prepared for your stay. Just a couple of important things to note. 1. Renters will need to bring all of your bedding including pillows. (There are coin operated laundry facilities on site) 2. You will also need to bring your own towels, there are some dish clothes and tea towels available in the park model for your use. 3. A propane tank will be available for use and there is a gas station where you can get it filled up for use of the BBQ and firepit should it run out. 4. The kitchen is well stocked with all the dishes and such you should need including some basic spices for cooking. There is a grocery store just a couple minutes away that can cover all of your needs including a liquor store, and a deli. 5. If you have any questions about the park or concerns with your rental please contact us directly as this is a private rental the park office will not be able to help you. 6. A separate message will be sent that shows the park rules for your Information. 7. Most importantly have fun!
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Ellison Funny Farm

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Barriere, BC
Enjoy the sounds of our hobby farm from dawn until dusk..... from goats to ducks to peacocks and everything in between. Lots of hiking and beautiful waterfalls within a one hour drive. Float down the river or dirt bike in the back country and come back to a cozy fire in the evenings. IG ellison_funny_farm Pitch a tent or pull up in your camper and enjoy the sounds and entertainment our funny farm has to offer. If you're bringing an RV, we can accommodate vehicles up to 35ft in length and the site requires levelling. Water and sewage hookups are available. We have horses, cows, donkeys, goats, pigs, chickens and ducks and everyone will be happy to meet you. There is great hiking behind the property and beautiful waterfalls within a 45 drive. Campfires are permitted as long as there is no fire ban, pets are welcome. Our property is located in Barriere, BC. Barriere is a special place with its own unique character. It is located in Kamloops Country in the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia. This is a small, friendly community, located only 45 minutes north of Kamloops, that has all the major conveniences of a city but offers a life of quiet, relaxed living. Surrounded by rolling, forest-covered mountains, the local scenery is an excellent example of why British Columbia is known for its spectacular beauty.
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Pink Pumpkin Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents17 acres · Armstrong, BC
Welcome to a one-of-a-kind farm experience! Immerse yourself in the joys of farm life while enjoying the convenience of being close to the city. Feed the friendly farm animals or take a stroll through the vibrant sunflower fields, with each season offering its own unique charm and activities. Join us each week for a special outdoor movie theater experience under the twinkling stars, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Situated just 20 minutes from the beaches and offering easy access to biking and hiking trails, our farm is the perfect launching point for all your adventures. Whether you're seeking relaxation, outdoor fun, or a taste of farm life, you'll find it all right here.
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Grandview Acres

10 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Kamloops, BC
Learn more about this land:If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, explore the great outdoors and enjoy some quality family time, this is the place. Come and explore 200 beautiful acres! Located only 15 minutes away from Kamloops, BC. Our property is situated in an ideal location for accessing both the city and the wilderness.We have 10 campsites available for both tent and RV/trailer campers. We provide a washroom, showers, picnic table, and potable water. We also have a convenience store on site. We look forward to hosting you!
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Hangin Loose in Sicamous U Pick

16 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · BC
Located right in Sicamous, our riverfront campsites are sure to "WOW" you. Come and enjoy the spectacular mountain views on our organic berry farm. Enjoy our amazing fruit as we are a U-Pick as well. Don't have an RV or tent, NO problem, we have RVs for rent on location! This is the perfect spot for large gatherings, family reunions and weddings.
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The Thirsty Farmer

1 site · RV, Tent8 acres · Blind Bay, BC
Come and experience a private campsite on a small hobby farm in the Shuswap. Complete with a bath house and hot shower. Hook ups for your RV are available for water, sewer and 50amp power. Laundry is also available. We are a short drive away from beaches and boat launches. Shuswap marina is a 5 min drive. Hiking trails are all over the area. 20 minutes to Salmon Arm and 45 minutes to Kamloops. Farm fresh eggs are available for purchase right at your doorstep as well as seasonal fruit and vegetables.
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North Shuswap Pad - Celista, BC

1 site · RV1 acre · Salmon Arm, BC
Private spot nestled above the beautiful Shuswap lake on the north side in Celista. Access available to a shared private beach and boat launch located a 2 minute drive down the hill. Other public beaches and launches are also nearby. A store is close by for all essentials. Water available but there is no septic or power. A sani dump is located nearby and inverter generator use is permitted. A generator is available for rent.
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Funny Duck's Family Farm

3 sites · Tents20 acres · Kamloops, BC
We are a working hobby farm with livestock, crops and an orchard. Expect a free-range chicken or two and maybe a wake-up call from our rooster. The site also has a picnic area and some kids play equipment including climbing frame and sea-saw. You can choose between flat and sloped camping areas. Once settled the site is 20+ acres before backing on to crown land. Excellent hiking (uphill!) right from your tent. This rural site has no 'local' amenities, but the vineyard and cider makers is nearby. Down the road in Westsyde there is the pool, shops and pubs. Miles of hiking and biking. 1-2 km to Jamieson Creek FSR and off-roading.
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The best camping near Adams Lake Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

Tucked into the hills of the Thompson-Okanagan’s Shuswap region, Adams Lake Provincial Park features rustic camping on a large, deep lake suitable for all kinds of watersports. The park includes three campgrounds, two of which are marine access-only with backcountry walk-in sites, and all of them rural and secluded. Adams Lake is a deep and long lake, excellent for boating, fishing, water-skiing, and windsurfing. The main vehicle-access campground at Bush Creek features forested sites with access to a pleasant, sandy beach area. In fall, the Adams River south of the provincial park is home to the incredible natural spectacle of millions of sockeye salmon returning to spawn in the shallow gravel of the riverbed.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for easy access: The 33 vehicle-accessible campsites at Bush Creek
  • Best for lakeside camping: The marine-accessible backcountry campsites at Spillman Beach and Poplar Point further up the lake

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Camping at Adams Lake Provincial Park (Bush Creek) and the two marine-access campsites function on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations are note accepted.
  2. Be sure to check seasonal opening and closing dates.

 

When to go

Adams Lake Provincial Park is busiest during July, August, and into September. Boating and fishing on the large lake are very popular, as are watersports such as windsurfing and kayaking.

Know before you go

  • The park is subject to high water in May and June.
  • Adams Lake Provincial Park doesn’t have wifi, and cell phone service can be spotty.
  • Potable water is not available in the park so bring your own drinking water.

Nearby attractions

For a refreshing, serene getaway, camping near Johnson Lake is a must. Plunge into the crystal clear waters and enjoy the unique Johnson Lake camping experience, full of relaxing swims, calming nature trails, and enchanting lakeside picnics.

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