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More than 400 New Campsites Available for 2018 Season

Desous Mountain near Williams Lake is getting nine additional campsites.

The Province announced this week more than 400 new campsites available for the 2018 camping season at nine campgrounds in BC Parks and twelve recreation sites.

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George Heyman says people are passionate about spending time in our beautiful provincial parks, and that has increased demand for camping opportunities.

He says the additional campsites, combined with upgrades to existing facilities, will improve the overall experience of B.C.’s natural beauty and provide a range of camping opportunities for everyone to enjoy.

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Along with the additional campsites, existing facilities and infrastructure have been upgraded or added in many campgrounds.

BC’s provincial parks receive more than 21 million visits each year.

Additional campsites open for the 2018 season:

Nine campgrounds in BC Parks have added the following number of additional campsites this season.

  • Manning-Hampton, near Hope – 20
  • Sxwexwnitkw, near Okanagan Falls – 6
  • Shuswap Lake, near Salmon Arm – 57
  • Bear Creek, near West Kelowna – 21
  • Kettle River group site (near Rock Creek), which is now capable of accommodating more than 80 people.
  • Golden Ears backcountry, near Maple Ridge – 6
  • Flora Loop Campground, at Chilliwack Lake – 31
  • Montague Harbour, on Galiano Island – 15
  • Rathtrevor, near Parksville – 18

Another 256 campsites have been added to the following 12 recreation sites:

  • Desous Mountain, near Williams Lake – 9
  • Englishman Creek, near Fernie – 11
  • Carnes Creek, near Revelstoke – 15
  • Red Lake, near Kamloops – 15
  • Island Lake, near Winfield – 34
  • Rocky Point, near Abbotsford – 20
  • Cascade Peninsula, near Harrison Hot Springs – 10
  • Stave West Lower Kersley, near Mission – 85
  • Pye Beach, near Sayward – 9
  • Nixon Creek, near Cowichan Lake – 17
  • San Juan, near Port Renfrew – 10
  • Miller Creek, near Campbell River – 21

Camping for recreation sites is on a first-come, first served basis.

Reservations can be made online: https://secure.camis.com/DiscoverCamping/Home.aspx

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