The best camping near Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park

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Go camping, boating, or fishing at clear Chilliwack Lake, east of British Columbia鈥檚 Fraser Valley.

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Tamihi Meadows

20 sites 路 RVs33 acres 路 BC
Please ignore the map, it's not accurate on this site. Check on my Tamihimeadows.com website for the actual map and directions. THIS IS FOR SELF-CONTAINED UNITS ONLY! ***PLEASE CONFIRM IN YOUR REQUEST TO BOOK THAT YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TOILET! Our 33+ acre, picturesque, tranquil property is situated in the Tamihi Recreational Area just south of Chilliwack, British Columbia. Three sides of the property are heavily forested with the Chilliwack River bordering the fourth side. It's only 20 minutes from town but far enough to enjoy the peaceful and serene offerings of nature. The property has a 20 x 60' covered picnic area, a large beach suitable for swimming in summer and fall, and it is also a world-class fishing spot. It has unlimited mountain trails and logging roads for ATVs, mountain bikers/hikers and with Class I - IV rapids, is also a fantastic area for whitewater kayaking and rafting. The national kayaking team trains just up from us and Chilliwack River Rafting is very close by. We occasionally host weddings in the meadow and covered picnic area as well. Your QUIET, well-mannered, leashed (at all times) pet is welcome as long as you pick up after them. There is a minimum of 3 nights on long weekends. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent at all times! We are in a very sensitive, natural environment & want it left exactly as you found it so it can be enjoyed by others. We've unfortunately had children cutting down small trees, ripping moss & bark off of trees & damaging playground equipment. For some reason Hipcamp doesn't show my individual sites, so I will list them here. Some say Adults only (a minimum of 19 yrs)due to sharp drop offs to the river and undercut banks that would be unsafe for children. SITES: Site 21. Adult only site (19+) 17'W x 63'L with a wider portion at the end and some to one side. (measurements of that to follow) Private, with gorgeous wide open view of the river, Pairs well with site 45 and 21. Site 23. .Adult only site (19+) 66'L x 12'W but the end 23' is 27' wide and a wing to one side. (abt 13 x 17') Private, and nice view of the river, Pairs well with site 45 and 21. Site 25 Across the road from the river, but still with a river view. 37 W' x 32'D Site 26. Across the road from river with view, 20'D x 31'W + an extra 9' W x 15'L strip across the front. Site 27. Quite private, but connects with Site 28. 38'W x 52'L Site L1. Adults only (19+) This site has a beautiful full view of the river. 39'D x 23'W connects with L2 on the left and; 48 on the right. Site L2. Adults only (19+) Beautiful river view! Connects with L1 on the right. 39'D x 20'W. Site L4. Adults only (19+) Private site with full river view. 30鈥橪 x 35鈥橶 Best for under 25' due to a narrow entrance. Site L6. Some river view through the trees. Semi-circle, 28鈥橠 x 42鈥橶 Fairly private, but visible to L6. This site is suitable for smaller units (under 20'). Site C2. Only 2 campsites on this road, so it's very quiet and private but it adjoins Site C1. 33鈥 D x 30鈥橶 plus 9鈥 x 21鈥. We have a couple of our power sites also listed on Hipcamp under a different listing as well as one of our group sites that had to have it's own listing as well. More information and pictures can be seen @ Tamihimeadows.com
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Hayward Farms

7 sites 路 Tents6 acres 路 Mission, BC
We have a 6.5-acre developing hobby farm currently with fruit trees, a garden, a dog named Jack and a few cats. Our property backs onto Hayward Lake which is great for paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming. There are hiking trails to Ruskin Dam and around Hayward Lake. You can also enjoy fishing/floating across the street at the Stave River. Located north of Mission, BC, Hayward Lake offers an array of outdoor recreation for all seasons. Popular for its sandy beach and swimming in the warm summer months, or for the non-motorized boating making it ideal for Kayaking and canoeing year-round. There is also a specialized dog-friendly beach area where you are sure to make a splash and enjoy a fantastic summer spot together. Please note that the trails to the lake from our property are not OUR trails and we are not responsible for grooming them. They are in fairly good condition and is a forest hike. We have 7 campsites to choose from, we hope that you enjoy your stay! Site 1 - Is located at the top of the property, behind the stables. It shares a pit toilet with site 4, which is nearby. BRING YOUR OWN TOILET PAPER. These two campsites are perfect for larger groups. These two campsites are closet to the trail that leads to the lake. Please note that the trail is not our property and belongs to BC Hydro鈥t is simply an access to the lake. It is a 3 minute hike to the beautiful lake. Some of our other campers may be walking through to access the trail. Site 2 - Is located on one of the deep corners of the driveway. This is a future glamp site location. Under construction. This site faces the Stave River (west) where you have gorgeous sunsets. Site 3 - Is located above Site 2 at the next deep corner of the driveway, also facing west. This is also a future glamp site location. PLEASE NOTE THAT SITES 2 AND 3 ARE JUST OFF OUR DRIVEWAY, SO PLEASE EXPECT SOME MINOR TRAFFIC. THESE SITES HAVE A ROUGH TOILET SYSTEM - 5 GALLON BUCKET WITH WOOD SHAVINGS AND SNAP ON TOILET LID. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TOILET PAPER. Site 4 - Please see the notes for Site 1 above. Site 5 - Our WEE LITTLE CAMPSITE. This is our smallest campsite. It too is located on our driveway; just adjacent to the driveway. Late spring and early fall you get beautiful sunsets. This site is good for 2 adults only (NO KIDS). It is located just above a large downhill slope. It too has a Rough toilet system / compost toilet. Site 6 - Is a field site located at the top of the driveway. This is currently our largest campsite. It is a good spot for larger groups. Has a compost toilet as indicated above. Again - bring your own toilet paper. OVERFLOW SITE - This site is reserved typically for campers with small children as it is located in our fenced in yard. No pets are allowed in this area. This has a compost toilet so please bring your own toilet paper. Please note that we provide a 5 gallon jug of water from the local artesian spring. Please use what you need and contact us if you need more water. Our home is run on a shallow well and often have very limited water in the summer months. Final note is that all sites are strictly non-smoking.
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Eagle Eye

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Deroche, BC
Flat 2 acres surrounded by trees and across from slough. Quiet country surroundings. Great for kayaking and biking. Wild life to see (eagles, bears, coyotes, beavers, otters etc). Beach over looking the water. Several local hot spots close by, such as waterfalls, golf courses, lakes, skiing and many other tourist destinations.
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Living Large on Chilliwack River

7 sites 路 Tents2 acres 路 Chilliwack, BC
Enjoy the beautiful acres right on the Chilliwack River! A wonderful family-friendly (including pets!) getaway with endless activities nearby. Our campsite is available in the spring and summer and is just 20 minutes from the city of Chilliwack, BC. We provide a fire pit and campfires are allowed as long as there is no fire ban. The sites are quite private but there will be other campers nearby. We try to keep a large amount of space between sites and some are separated by trees. We are a walk in tent only site- parking is very close, 30 second walk. We can also provide access to electricity so you can charge your phones or other devices if needed. There is no cell reception, but we do have wifi. Potable water is available. We supply natural spring water but you must bring your own jug. We live in an adventure playground! Activities nearby include hiking, white rapid river rafting, fishing, watching bald eagles, Cultus Lake water slides and adventure park, mountain biking, and more! The stargazing at night is beautiful as there is no light pollution here. We look forward to hosting you!
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Chilliwack Lake Area - private site

1 site 路 RV, Tent1 acre 路 Chilliwack, BC
This Post Creek property (driveway, front yard, outhouse and cabin patio) is located in a small community of cabins located just outside the Chilliwack Provincial Park Boundary. Chilliwack Lake is located 4km up the road and Chilliwack River is 500m from the property. The property's location offers a convenient gateway to numerous outdoor activities for it's guests including hiking, biking, boating, swimming, fishing, campfires (when there is no ban in effect), paddle boarding, off road exploring, etc.. The highlights of the Valley include the Lindeman/Greendrop/Flora Lake trails (trail head located 2km away), Mount Cheam Peak, and Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park.
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Forager Hill Farm on Hayward Lake

3 sites 路 Lodging5 acres 路 Mission, BC
Our 5 acre forested farm backs onto Hayward Lake and has the Stave River at the front of the property. Our farm has ducks, chickens, rabbits, and a collection of cats. There are wild berry bushes throughout the property and the surrounding forest. Lake access is private (people could hike in or canoe up, but normally we have it to ourselves) and the lake itself is a great spot for wildlife watching (beavers, deer, bats, fish, bears, owls, eagles, osprey etc.). The Stave River in the front of the property offers a more sunny spot for swimming and fishing. The Hayward Reservoir Trail circumnavigates the whole lake and the trail entrance is a 5 minute walk from the cabin. The cabin site includes a picnic table and outhouse. We provide fresh spring water and campfire wood can be supplied ($10 a bundle). The cabin is insulated and can be heated with the wood stove so it is suitable for use all year.
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Hammock Ranch

1 site 路 Tent20 acres 路 Summerland, BC
A hike through the woods will afford many opportunities to discover secret spots carved out of the wilderness with private views of the lake and surrounding properties. The rare wildlife around includes bobcats, bears, cougars, deer, elk and the occasional wolf. Ermine, rabbits and grouse are also common sightings
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Camping On The Rivers Edge

2 sites 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Chilliwack, BC
We are so excited to announce our brand new Luxury Canvas Glamping Tents, located in the Chilliwack River Valley. Grand opening will be May 2024! Our place is a wonderful escape from the city without the hassle of traditional camping. Just pack your suitcase, a cooler of food and your favourite refreshments. Discover new memories and experiences at our Rivers Edge Glampground. Rivers Edge Glampground is on a beautiful acreage setting, nestled beside a forest and in the mountains. Reconnect with nature and breathe in the forest air. Extraordinary adventures await! Learn to catch a salmon, race down the river rafting, hike to a mountain lake, bike a forest trail, or relax in the sun on a river beach. After a day of adventures, come back to relax in a fully furnished tent with a comfortable bed, fresh linens, a barbecue for cooking and a patio over looking the majestic Chilliwack River and scenic views . Local activities include: Cultus Lake Water Park and amusement park, Bridal Falls, Harrison Hot Springs, shopping and dining in district 1881, beer tasting at one of Chilliwacks breweries or gin distillery, or a fully guided river rafting experience. Come for an intimate get-away or plan your next adventure! We look forward to hosting you, your family, or your friends at Rivers Edge Glampground. Your very own luxury Canvas Tent has enough space for 2 people. You will still get a genuine camping experience, with an outdoor shower (heated), limited cell phone reception (wifi provided), outdoor washroom facilities (portapottys - maintained daily), and campfires when permitted.
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Echo Lake Private Campsites

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents39 acres 路 Harrison Mills, BC
Pitch a tent or camper van in a spot near our private lake in Harrison Mills BC. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO PORTABLE TOILET ON SITE. YOU MUST EITHER I) BRING A CAMPING PORTABLE WITH YOU ****GOOGLE CANADIAN TIRE OR WALMART CAMPING TOILET***; OR II) BRING A VAN OR SMALL RV WITH FACILITY Access trails galore through the beautiful private forests. Bring your canoes, kayaks or paddleboards. Try your hand at fishing in the lake for trout or if swimming is more your thing, the water is spring-fed and warm in summer. Camp spots are grassy or gravel--some not level completely. **Note that we have two neighbours beside us. We ask for no loud noise music after 10pm Access via a good gravel forest service road. We are three minutes from the Sandpiper Golf course and Rowena's Inn. We are 15 min. from Harrison Hot Springs and Harrison Lake.
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*Charming Vintage RV*Bbq*Wineries*

1 site 路 Lodging5 acres 路 Abbotsford, BC
Come unwind in Lucinda the Bigfoot, located in the luscious urban-countryside of the Fraser Valley. Tastefully decorated and thoughtfully furnished, Lucinda is a small 1984 Bigfoot fiberglass trailer, her updated interior nods graciously at her charming, vintage past. Relax in lawn chairs under an airy canopy, light the fire bowl, and listen to the singing birds in the morning and peeping frogs at night. Lucinda is conveniently located in Abbotsford near three famous Mt Lehman area wineries, Mission Bridge, great walking trails and mountain hikes, fantastic Mt Baker view, berry picking, boutique shopping, and the Abbotsford airport. Lucinda features all the comforts of home snugly assembled in one cozy room. Great for a quick stop, weekend stay, or fun alternative place to have a break. Lucinda has a toaster, tea kettle, pots, cast-iron pan, and all your basic kitchen needs. Feel free to use the stove-top to heat something up or call in a meal with SkipTheDishes or DoorDash. In need of a coffee fix? If you are feeling organic, help yourself to local whole beans, or we have ground coffee for a speedier option. Savour it in genuine vintage Denby stoneware! Enjoy our comfortable mattress, pillows, and high-quality linens. Towels, toiletries, and a clothes steamer are provided for your convenience. You can adjust the thermostat to your liking, and the MaxxFan air vent works like an A/C on summer nights to keep you comfortable. Lucinda has a small table for meals or working on your laptop. The bed is a small full-size bed and can accommodate one adult or two slender adults who like to be close together 馃槈. You can stretch out comfortably at a length of 6鈥3鈥. Due to the size of the trailer, it may not be suitable for children. There is not currently a TV, but you will have access to WiFi, so be sure to bring your laptop to cuddle up and watch your favorite shows or movies in bed! The bathroom is, frankly, a fairy-sized wet room 鈥 Lucinda is economical like that. It will give you a decent shower though and we provide bath towels, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. The toilet is flushable, and we provide RV toilet paper that is made specifically for our RV plumbing system. The water heater works well and heats up pretty quickly. However, it is a standard RV water heater which means you'll have about 5-6 minutes of hot water until it heats up again. The shower head has a stop button to control water usage while you are showering. Lastly, please do not be surprised that Lucinda is small; she is small. However, we find her to be a comfortable resting place. -Guest access- You may use the outdoor areas located directly outside of the RV but please respect the area around the adjacent private residence as off limits.
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"The Nest" Tiny Home

1 site 路 Lodging5 acres 路 Abbotsford, BC
Beautiful getaway with scenic views. Enjoy our detached and private tiny home amongst the trees. Modern and comfy inside with hiking, mountain biking, and golf all at your fingertips. Separate entrance with parking. Propane firepit and bbq are also available. Sports court available upon request. Come and enjoy!
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Glamping in Whonnock Farmlands

5 sites 路 Lodging6 acres 路 Maple Ridge, BC
Learn more about this land:Enjoy camping in a spacious 5th Wheel Trailer with a queen bed and a pull-out couch. The trailer has a kitchen and bathroom with a shower, plus a structure built on it for additional space.We are located just 20 minutes from the beautiful Golden Ears Provincial Park!聽As one of the largest parks in the province, Golden Ears Provincial Park is prized for its recreational opportunities. The extensive system of trails within the park provides an excellent opportunity for hiking and horseback riding.聽Alouette Lake is a popular spot for swimming, windsurfing, water-skiing, canoeing, boating and fishing.Come explore the farm, look at the beautiful surroundings, hear the animals and breathe in that farm fresh air.Gather around the communal firepit for some social time, or retreat to your private area for some seclusion.We are 5 minutes to Whonnock Lake, and close to other nearby lakes, rivers, hikes, bike rides, kayaking & canoeing, fishing, all outdoor activities.聽 We are 15 minutes to downtown Maple Ridge.
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The best camping near Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

Above the Canada-U.S. border in BC鈥檚 southern interior, Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park spans 9,122 hectares of old-growth forests and alpine ridges with 40 kilometres of hiking trails above a valley-bottom lake. Chilliwack Lake is the park鈥檚 highlight, for canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing, particularly for several varieties of trout. If you鈥檙e hardy, you can swim in the lake鈥檚 chilly waters. For campers, Chilliwack Lake has 146 front-country campsites in four vehicle-accessible campgrounds. The park鈥檚 four backcountry camping areas, Lindeman Lake, Greendrop Lake, Radium Lake, and Flora Lake, each have six walk-in sites. Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park is 150 kilometres east of Vancouver and 64 kilometres southeast of Chilliwack.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for camping near the lake: Paleface Loop
  • Best for RV campers: Radium Loop
  • Best for remote adventures: Flora Lake backcountry camping area

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reserve campsites online in advance through BC Parks鈥 Discover Camping site. Booking as far in advance as possible is always a good idea, particularly if you鈥檙e visiting between June and Labour Day or on weekends or holidays in spring or fall. Check the site well ahead of your trip to see when reservations will open for the season.
  2. If there are any sites at Chilliwack Lake that aren鈥檛 pre-booked, they鈥檙e available first-come, first-served.
  3. Backcountry campers must register and purchase a permit online in advance, but this registration isn鈥檛 a reservation; Chilliwack Lake鈥檚 backcountry sites are first-come, first-served.

When to go

Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park normally opens in late April or early May and closes in early October, although some campgrounds are open only until Labour Day. The park gates are locked the rest of the year, but it鈥檚 possible to walk in, weather permitting, year-round. Like most British Columbia parks, Chilliwack Lake is busiest throughout the summer. September/October is a cooler but somewhat less crowded alternative, as are the damper spring months of April and May. Expect snow at higher elevations between November and March.

Know before you go

  • The park鈥檚 campgrounds are at the north end of Chilliwack Lake, off Chilliwack Lake Road. From Vancouver, follow Highway 1 to Exit 104, then continue past Cultus Lake to Chilliwack Lake.
  • Although Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park is immediately north of North Cascades National Park in Washington State, there鈥檚 no direct road access between these two park areas. You鈥檒l need to cross the international border at Sumas, Washington, south of Abbotsford BC.
  • For groceries and other supplies en route to the park, stop in Chilliwack or Abbotsford, which both have ample shopping options.
  • Facilities in Chilliwack Lake鈥檚 drive-in campgrounds include a sani-station, cold water taps, and pit toilets, but no flush toilets, showers, or cell phone service.

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