The best camping near Ross Lake Provincial Park

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

In the wilds of Northern BC, this day-use park brings together the best of mountains and lakes.  

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Hug's Farm View Point

1 site · RV, Tent68 acres · Smithers, BC
Learn more about this land:Flat pasture with a few trees on the edge of a hill 130 ft above the Bulkley River Flat. Close to Smithers, BC.Beautiful panoramic view of hayfields, an organic vegetable farm and the Bulkley River.We have over 50 acres with a stunning view of the mountains and river. One campsite is available for tent or RV/trailer campers (no hookups).Straight ahead to the west beyond the river is Hudson's Bay Mountain, to the north the Rocher Déboulé Range and to the South the Telkwa mountains.Very tame free-range grazing cattle are sometimes on the property. They are harmless but curious!Pets are welcome, campfires are permitted. Activities nearby include hiking, fishing, paddling, climbing, boating, and more.
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Viewmount Camp Site!

2 sites · RVs5 acres · Smithers, BC
Learn more about this land:Hi there. Welcome to Viewmount Camp!Our 5-acre property is nestled just a 5-minute drive from downtown Smithers on the eastern slopes of the Bulkley Valley featuring amazing mountain and Valley views right from your campsite. Numerous amazing spots to choose from to park your RV. We can accommodate vehicles up to 33ftin length and the site is flat.We have a lot of fun here! The property is suitable for families with children that love to explore. We have chickens (and roosters that crow) to provide farm-fresh eggs every day.We border the Det San Ecological Reserve (a nice little walk) and are very close to a boat launch and a swimming hole in the Bulkley River.Expect to see wildlife (moose, dear, bear) right on the property!
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Smithereens Mushroom Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Smithers, BC
Mycology course available on request. Long-term mentorship available. 5 min from Smithers town and biking trails. 2 min walk from one of the best fishing run for Stealhead fishing. Sunny side of the valley with view on Hudson Bay Mountain. Pets friendly and dog pen available on request. We speak french and english
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The best camping near Ross Lake Provincial Park guide



Set in the shadow of snow-capped peaks, Ross Lake is a paradise for water lovers, even with no camping allowed. Hang out at the beach, jump off the dock, launch a boat, or cast a line for rainbow and eastern brook trout. Anglers who bring in a big catch can take it back to the lakeside picnic area to cook up in the barbecue pits. Off the water, visitors often cycle on the roadways or take a lakeside hike. The 3.5-kilometre Rainmaker Trail takes hikers through all that makes this park special, from its mountain and water views to the lakeshore vegetation.

When to go

While this park experiences all four seasons, its northerly location means that spring and fall are usually brief, and the warm days of summer can cool off quickly even in late August. If you’re looking to swim, July and the first two weeks of August are the prime time to come. The beach can get busy in the heart of summer, with people pulling off from the main highway between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Winter is cold and snowy, great for skiing or snowshoeing around the lake.

Know before you go

  • In spring, a massive migration of toads runs through the park, crossing roadways. Keep your eyes peeled and drive carefully.
  • Kids under 16 can take advantage of the park’s free Learn to Fish program.
  • Be aware that the beach is unsupervised—there are no lifeguards.
  • You’ll find groceries, hardware, outdoor gear, and laundry facilities in Smithers, the nearest large town.


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