The best camping near Shuswap Lake Provincial Park

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

Lots of lake fun brings campers, paddlers, and boaters to this family-friendly western Canada park.  

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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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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.
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Celista Campsite 7

1 site · RV1 acre · Celista, BC
Large campsite that can fit 40 ft trailer with peekaboo view of beautiful Shuswap Lake. Fire pit and picnic table. 50amp power and water. Septic service removal at no extra cost. Swimming area and dock with large beach area. Play ground for children. Public washrooms and showers and pay laundry. Lots of things to do like hiking, biking, swimming, boating or kayaking. 5 min to Celista Winery. 8 min drive to Scotch Creek.
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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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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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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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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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Holmwood Farm

10 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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Dusty Acres

2 sites · RVs17 acres · Grindrod, BC
Dusty Acres features pasture, cedar groves and 700 feet of waterfront on the Shuswap River, plus a huge sandbar for that private beach feeling. Float or paddle the Shuswap River right here or take a few minutes drive to Mara or Shuswap Lakes, Enderby Cliffs hiking park, golf, wineries and much more.
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A piece of the salmon valley

8 sites · RVs, Tents39 acres · Salmon Arm, BC
This 40 acres of valley bottom farm land is nestled under a steep rocky uprising to the east called Flyhills. To the west is Mt Ida which is often the backdrop to the display of a beautiful sunset. The property is divided by the slow meandering Salmon river which is only a foot deep at low water through the summer.
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Tree Top Trailer.

1 site · RV2 acres · Salmon Arm, BC
Travel Trailer on private treed North Shuswap lot available for Weekly Rental Fully equipped 25 foot travel trailer available. Trailer is perfect for two adults. Fully stocked kitchen includes all you need to cook your favourite meals. Trailer has one bedroom with a comfortable Queen mattress. Bathroom has toilet, shower and tub. Bedding and towels included. TV and Wifi for your enjoyment. No need to pack everything but the kitchen sink, for a camping trip and no need to haul and set up a trailer only to be in a crowded camping spot. If privacy is what you want, this is the place! All you need to bring are your groceries and your toys (quad, kayak, paddleboard) as this spot is only minutes away from all the beautiful beaches and attractions that the sunny North Shore of the Shuswap offers. Separate building includes flush toilet, sink, freezer for your groceries, washing machine and dryer for your laundry needs. Outdoor space is very private with gazebo with misters for those hot, sunny afternoons. Landscaped with rock and a nice seating area around the campfire. Propane fireplace and barbeque available for your use. Experience taking an outdoor shower in the cedar and log outdoor shower with a view of Shuswap Lake in the distance. Lee Creek is located in a peaceful, pastoral setting near the mouth of the Adams River, adjacent to Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, home to the world’s largest salmon spawning ground. Country lanes, waterfalls, and picnic spots abound in Lee Creek, which is a 5-minute drive north of the Trans-Canada Highway 1. Driving time from Salmon Arm​​​​30 minutes Driving time from Kamloops​​​​1 hour Driving time from Vernon​​​​1 hour and 20 minutes Driving time from Calgary ​​​​6 hours *Driving time from Shuswap beaches and attractions Roderick Haig-Brown Salmon spawning grounds​​5 minutes​ Little Shuswap Band Public Beach and Quaaout Lodge​10 minutes Scotch Creek Public Beach​​​​15 minutes Adams River white water rafting Check In: 4:00pm on Fridays Check Out 11:00am the following Friday Weekly rate $1500 (taxes and cleaning fee included) Caretaker lives on site, below on the acreage, to ensure your privacy and security. Happy to assist with any of your concerns, if needed. This campsite is 4/20 friendly and pet friendly. For Reservations: Cell / Text: 250 803-2396​Email:​greywolftroy@gmail.com
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The best camping near Shuswap Lake Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

Almost anything you can do in the water, you can do in this bustling park on the north shore of the main arm of Shuswap Lake in central British Columbia. Whether you enjoy boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, waterskiing, swimming, paddleboarding, or windsurfing, you can find these popular activities on this large freshwater lake. You can even boat over to explore the park’s Copper Island. On land, there are a few biking and hiking trails, an adventure playground, an amphitheatre with nature programs, and a pebbly, sandy beach. The fully reservable 270-campsite campground has hot showers, flush toilets, and lots of trees, as well as 35 sites with electrical hookups.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for RVs: “Char Lane” or “Whitefish Lane” in Shuswap Lake North Campground
  • Best for closer-to-the-beach campers: Shuswap Lake North Campground
  • Best for cyclists: Perimeter trail sites in Shuswap Lake South Campground

 

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Campsite reservations are required during the main camping season at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park, which runs from May through mid-October. Make your reservations online through BC Parks’ Discover Camping website as far in advance as possible for this popular destination. Check the website early in the year to find out when reservations will open for the season, and be ready to book your site as soon as you can.
  2. Don’t expect to find a free camping site on a busy summer weekend – you’ll have better luck with mid-week bookings in spring or fall.

When to go

Shuswap Lake Provincial Park is open May through mid-October, and the park regularly fills to capacity during the hot summers, from July to early September. Come in spring or fall, which can be slightly less crowded, although the chance of rain is also higher. While weekdays are normally less hectic than weekends, the park is busy even mid-week in July and August. Tip: in October, check out one of North America’s largest sockeye salmon runs in nearby Tsutswecw Provincial Park.

Know before you go

  • Salmon Arm, the Shuswap’s largest town, is 62 kilometres from the park, on the lake’s southern side. Stock up on supplies here if travelling from the east. Coming from the west, do your camp shopping in Kamloops, 86 kilometres from the park. The park sells firewood and ice.
  • Wine-lovers should detour south to the Okanagan Valley, one of Canada’s largest wine-producing regions.
  • If you can’t find a camping site at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park, try another provincial park on Shuswap Lake, including Silver Beach or Herald Provincial Park, or a water-access site at Shuswap Lake Marine or Cinnemousun Narrows provincial parks.

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