Hipcamp host Roland C.,
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A unique wilderness retreat in the beautiful Chilcotin Mountains for guests expecting relaxation, simplicity, adventure, and serenity.

Located within the Nemaiah Valley this campsite overlooks Big Lake with the full panorama of the Chilcotin Mountains.

The campsite is always well maintained with 6 designated campsites, picnic tables, fire pits, a garbage can and

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A unique wilderness retreat in the beautiful Chilcotin Mountains for guests expecting relaxation, simplicity, adventure, and serenity.

Located within the Nemaiah Valley this campsite overlooks Big Lake with the full panorama of the Chilcotin Mountains.

The campsite is always well maintained with 6 designated campsites, picnic tables, fire pits, a garbage can and an outhouse. Pets are welcome.

Activities include boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing and relaxation.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 40 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Roland a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Big Lake Forest Recreation Site in British Columbia.

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Field
Swimming hole
Wetlands

3 Reviews

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Hipcamper Joseph

A great remote camping experience!

Joseph S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 19th, 2022

This lakeside campsite at the entrance to the fabled remote Nemiah Valley has been a highlight of our ongoing month-long sojourn in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Well worth the 65km gravel road detour south-west from Hwy 20 at Hanceville. Stunning distant views of 3000m high Mt Tatlow (Tŝ’ilʔoŝ) with its snow-clad slopes across the aptly-named Big Lake, where (due to the unusually late Spring) the winter ice cover was still breaking up when we arrived there on May 12, 2022, and a bracingly cold wind periodically blew across the water. But we dressed accordingly and our little Droplet teardrop camper (built in Burnaby, BC - check their website!) and Nakie super-lightweight blankets keep us toasty warm at night. This BC Forest-run, Xeni Gwet'in First Nations Government-owned site is brilliantly managed by one of the most fascinating, kindest, self-sufficient and overall neatest couples you could ever hope to meet, Udette and Roland Class, who have their beautiful, off-grid, compact and utterly cosy private home and several guest lodge chalets on a separate site nearby also with a “million dollar” lake and mountain view. Thanks to Udette and Roland’s superior maintenance standards, this remote campsite has the cleanest pit toilet in the universe, bar none!! Just be sure to bring in your own potable water (we brought 15 gallons and still had about 5 gallons left when we departed after 4 nights). Roland and Udette are a great source of tips for exploring, from 34 yrs living there. Bravo!

Another example of many stunning lakeside views we had during our four overnight stay at Big Lake. A dog-friendly campsite, so long as your dogs too are friendly and well-managed. Local wildlife must be respected! The late ice breakup this year on Big Lake was exciting to see. Soon afterwards, the migratory wildfowl started to arrive in large numbers. Ditto!
Hipcamper Kevin

What a great place to stay at

Kevin B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 28th, 2021

Beautiful lake and very clean camp spots and outhouse. The camp hosts were helpful and were great to chat with. We will definitely go back

Hipcamper Kevin B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 5th, 2021

Awards

Best of 2022 British Columbia
Finalist
Property
Sunset Wilderness Camp
State
British Columbia
Country
Canada
CA$12/night
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