Цапля большая голубая (big_blue_heron) wrote,
Цапля большая голубая
big_blue_heron

Кэмпинги в пределах 1-3 часов езды от Ванкувера.

Справочный пост. Ввиду возникающих время от времени вопросов ко мне, типа, куда бы съездить в кэмпинг, шоб недалеко ехать и шоб красиво. Понятное дело, что при желании за 3 часа можно уехать гораздо дальше Маннинг Парка, но ничего дальше Мэннинга, Коквихалы и Пембертона я в данном посте не рассматриваю.
Понятное дело, это далеко не полный список посещенных мною кэмпингов, это просто выборка ближайших к дому.

Campgrounds within 1-3 hrs drive of Vancouver

1. Golden Ears Provincial park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/golden_ears/
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit and flush toilets, showers, playground, sani-dump
Reservations: yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motor boats: Yes, allowed, boat launch at South beach
Beach: yes
Notes: 3 campgrounds at Alouette lake. Don’t recommend. Proximity to the city attracts delinquents. There are known conflicts with local rednecks.

2. Widgeon creek campground (Pinecone-Burke provincial park, Pitt lake side) ~10 campsites
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/pinecone/
Amenities: pit toilet, no garbage collection service, pack it in, pack it out
Reservations: no
Car accessible: no, accessible by non motorized boats. Takes about 1hr+ for an average person to paddle from Grant Narrows boat launch to the campsite.
Motor boats: no
Beach: kind of, campground sits on a banks of Widgeon creek, swimming is possible, but water is cold.
Notes: Extremely popular site in summer month, mainly as a day-use destination. Bears frequent the place.

3. Rolley lake provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/rolley_lk/
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit and flush toilets, showers, playgrounds, sani-dump
Reservations: yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: no
Beach: yes, sandy, warm lake
Notes: Nice little lake, warm in summer.

4. Cultus lake provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/cultus_lk/
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit and flush toilets, showers, playgrounds, sani-dump
Reservations: yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: yes, allowed, two boat launches, Maple Bay and Jade bay
Beach: yes, sandy
Notes: 4 campgrounds, 4 group campgrounds. Questionable value. Very popular place. Can be extremely noisy and rowdy.

5. Chilliwack lake provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/chilliwack_lk/
- Chilliwack lake campground
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit toilets, playground, sani-dump
Reservations: yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: yes, allowed, boat launch
Beach: narrow strip of rocky\sandy mess
Notes: Questionable value. Popular place, always full in summer. Lake is cold. Beach is tiny and rocky. Motorboats are noisy and stink up everything with fuel fumes.

- Lindeman, Greendrop, Flora, Radium lakes campgrounds
Amenities: wooden platforms for tents, no toilets, no garbage collection
Reservations: no, but camping permits are required all year round
Car accessible: no, campgrounds are accessible by easy to moderate trails
Motorboats: no
Beach: no
Notes: Lindeman lake campground is a mess, don’t go there. Greendrop lake campground is undeveloped, or close to non-existent.

6. Chilliwack river valley recreation sites
- Tamihi creek - 166 campsites
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC0002&districtCode=RDCK&type=Site
- Tamihi Rapids - 4 campsites
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC0299&districtCode=RDCK&type=Site
- Allison Pool - 7 campsites
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC0019&districtCode=RDCK&type=Site
- Thurston Meadows - 52 campsites
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC3038&districtCode=RDCK&type=Site
- Camp Foley - 4 campsites
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC0011&districtCode=RDCK&type=Site
- Riverside - 15 campsites
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC0013&districtCode=RDCK&type=Site
- Rapids - 28 campsites
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC0024&districtCode=RDCK&type=Site
- Chipmunk Peninsula - 22 campsites
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC3032&districtCode=RDCK&type=Site
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets
Reservations: Are available for some of the campgrounds, see http://www.chilliwackvalleycampsites.ca/ for more details
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok for all but Rapids and Chipmunk Peninsula, there 4x4 or high clearance vehicle is preferred.
Motorboats: N/A
Beach: no, all campgrounds are located on the banks of Chilliwack River.
Notes: Rednecks’ paradise. Can be rowdy. Chipmunk Peninsula and Rapids are popular with ATV and dirt bike riding community. But all of those campsites can be pleasant, when not overcrowded.

7. Jones\Whalech lake recreation site (BC Hydro property)
https://www.bchydro.com/community/recreation_areas/jones_lake.html
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets
Reservations: No
Car accessible: yes, 4x4 preferred or at least vehicle with high ground clearance, access road can be a mess.
Motorboats: no boat launch, access for car top boats only. Lake is artificial, full of tree stumps and submerged logs.
Beach: kind of, rocky
Notes: Rednecks’ paradise. Can be rowdy.

8. Silver lake provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/silver_lk/
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit toilets
Reservations: Yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: 10ph limit, gravel boat launch
Beach: yes, small, rocky\sandy
Notes: Campground in located in the forest across the road from the lake. Small, dark, gloomy.

9. Skagit Valley provincial park \ Ross lake campground
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/skagit/
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, water, pit toilets, playground
Reservations: no
Car accessible: yes, gravel forest road, 2x4 may be ok. Check road status before going. As of November 2017 Silver Skagit Road was closed due to washouts, will be re-opened later.
Motorboats: yes, boat launch
Beach: yes, sandy
Notes: haven’t been there yet.

10. Kilby provincial park (Harrison river)
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/kilby/
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, water, pit toilets
Reservations: Yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: yes, boat launch
Beach: yes, sandy, riverfront location
Notes: haven’t been there yet.

11. Sasquatch provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/sasquatch/
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit toilets, playground, sani-dump
Reservations: Yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: allowed on Harrison lake, electric only on Deer lake, up to 10hp on Hicks lake, no motorboats on Trout lake, boat launches available.
Beach: yes, sandy on Hicks and Deer lakes, rocky on Harrison
Notes: haven’t been there yet.

12. 20 mile bay campground (Harrison lake, West) - 59 campsites
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC0078&districtCode=RDCK&type=Site
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets
Reservations: Yes, for more details go to http://westharrisonreservations.com/
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 will do it, but 4x4 preferred.
Motorboats: yes, boat launch
Beach: yes
Notes: Rednecks’ paradise. Can be very rowdy. The lake is freezing cold all year round.
Notes2: There are other recreation sites available on Harrison West, but I would not recommend them for families with young children, as those sites are usually pretty rustic, poorly maintained and overrun with drinking youth. See the list of rec.sites here - http://westharrisonreservations.com/ or there http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/

13. Cogburn Beach recreation site (Harrison lake, East) - 25 campsites
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC3113&districtCode=RDCK&type=Site
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets
Reservations: no
Car accessible: yes, 4x4 preferred, active logging road.
Motorboats: allowed on the lake, no boat launch
Beach: yes, pebbly
Notes: small rec.site between Harrison East FSR and the lake. May work as an overnight stop, but I fail to see it as a destination worth staying for longer period. Lake is freezing cold all year round. For more details on Harrison East Campgrounds go to https://harrisoneastcamping.com/ or http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/

14. Falls Lake (Coquihala Summit rec. Area)
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/coquihalla_smt/
Amenities: none whatsoever, pack it in, pack it out
Reservations: no
Car accessible: no, accessible by an easy 1.5 km walk through the forest.
Motorboats: no
Beach: not really, but you are welcome to swim in the lake, water is freezing cold all year round
Notes: Tiny wilderness campground, but too easily accessible, may attract wrong sort of campers. Very nice lake.

15. E.C. Manning provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/ecmanning/
- Lightning lakes campground
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, flush toilets, showers, playground, sani-dump
Reservations: yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: No, not allowed, not even electric. But there is a boat launch.
Beach: yes, grassy\sandy
Notes: Family friendly, lakes usually stays cold all year round, possible summer snowstorms

- Coldspring, Hampton, Mule Deer campgrounds.
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit toilets
Reservations: Yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: no
Beach: no, some campgrounds are riverfront though
Notes: Most of campsites have no trees, can be very hot in summer

- There are also wilderness campsites available in the park as well as cabins for rent. For more information about cabins contact Manning Park Lodge
https://manningpark.com/

16. Porteau Cove provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/porteau/
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit and flush toilets, showers, electrical hook-up, sani-dump
Cabins: Yes, there are cabins available for rent, more info http://seatoskyparks.com/accommodation/cabins/
Reservations: Yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: well, duh, it’s Howe Sound. Mooring and docking available, 2 boat launches.
Beach: yes, pebbles. Beach fires are not permitted.
Notes: Both active railroad right beside the campground and close proximity to 99th hwy make the place pretty noisy. Popular SCUBA diving spot.

17. Stawamus Chief provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/stawamus/
Amenities: drinking water, pit toilets, cooking shelter, food storage lockers
Reservations: No
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: N/A
Beach: N/A
Notes: Haven’t been there yet. Campfires are not permitted in the park!

18. Alice lake provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/alice_lk/
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit and flush toilets, showers, playground, electrical hook-up, sani-dump
Reservations: yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: no
Beach: yes, sandy
Notes: haven’t been there, too crowded for my liking

19. Callaghan lake provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/callaghan_lk/
Amenities: one pit toilet, no garbage collection service, pack it in, pack it out. No formal campsites.
Reservations: No
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 can make it, but 4x4 is preferred. Expect snow on the road well into May and sometimes June.
Motorboats: No, thanks God.
Beach: not really, but nobody will stop you
Notes: Very rustic. Local population of mosquitoes is ferocious.

20. Garibaldi Provincial park
Elfin lakes, Garibaldi lake and Taylor Meadows campgrounds.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/garibaldi/
Amenities: wooden tent pads, day use cooking shelters, pit toilets, bear-proof food cache, no garbage collection service, pack it in, pack it out.
Cabin: Elfin lakes shelter - 5star hotel among mountain huts. Requires reservation. There are two more shelters in this park, but I won’t focus on them here, since they are on more difficult routes.
Reservations: Yes, all year round. Permits required all year round.
Car accessible: No, campgrounds are accessible by moderate hiking trails
Motorboats: No
Bears: yes, black and grizzly
Beach: if you wish, but lakes are icy cold, clothing optional
Notes: DOGS and FIRES are PROHIBITED in the park! There are more campgrounds in this park, but others are not as easily accessible, as these three, and have less amenities.

21. Nairn Falls park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/nairn_falls/
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit toilets
Reservations: Yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: No
Beach: no
Notes: Nice waterfall

22. Lillooet lake recreation sites - there are a few with varied level of development, check gov-t site http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/
Twin one creek - 15 campsites
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC0218&districtCode=RDSQ&type=Site
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets
Reservations: no
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 should be ok.
Motorboats: yes, gravel boat launch
Beach: yes, kind of
Notes: Local population of mosquitoes is ferocious.

23. Joffre lakes provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/joffre_lks/
Amenities: one pit toilet, bear-proof food cache, no garbage collection service, pack it in, pack it out.
Reservations: No, but camping permit is required.
Car accessible: no, campsite is accessible via easy trail.
Motorboats: no
Beach: no, but nobody can stop you. Water is icy cold, always.
Notes: FIRES are PROHIBITED in the park. Campground fills up very fast, parking lot even faster, come early. Camping is only allowed in the designated area at the 3rd lake.

24. Birkenhead lake provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/birkenhead_lk/
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, pit toilets, sani-dump
Reservations: Yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: yes, boat launch
Beach: yes, sandy
Notes: lake is usually cold

Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast Regional District Campgrounds
http://www.scrd.ca/Campgrounds

25. Porpoise Bay provincial park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/porpoise/
Amenities: picnic tables, drinking water, pit and flush toilets, showers, playground
Reservations: yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: no boat launch
Beach: yes, large sandy beach, warm shallow waters
Notes: no individual fire rings at the sites, 3 communal fire pits. Very nice campground, great for little kids.

26. Katherine lake park
http://www.scrd.ca/Katherine-Lake
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, flush toilets, showers, playground
Reservations: Yes. Reservations can be made by calling 604-883-9557
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: no, no boat launch
Beach: yes, sand, warm lake
Notes: Nice family friendly place.

27. Klein lake campground
http://www.scrd.ca/files/File/Community/Parks/Maps%20Area%20A/KleinLake.pdf
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, toilets,
Reservations: No
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 is ok.
Motorboats: no, no boat launch
Beach: yes
Notes: Haven’t been there

28. Homesite creek campsite
Closed until further notice.
Amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets, no running water
Reservations: yes
Car accessible: yes, 2x4 can make it.
Motorboats: N/A
Beach: no, small stream running through the campground
Notes: very rustic campground, but will do just fine, when there are no other camping options left…
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