Adams Lake Provincial Park (Bush Creek)

 

Located at the southern end of the 60-km long Adams Lake, this park is accessible via 15 km of gravel road from Squilax in the Shushwap Region. This pristine location offers a very rustic camping experience – only pit toilets and fire rings are available. Campsites are located in a lightly forested area of aspen, birch, willow, Douglas fir and cedar. Visitors can enjoy sunbathing and swimming from a 2.5-km long beach, boating, waterskiing, and windsurfing on Adams Lake. Fishing for kokanee and rainbow trout can be enjoyed in Adams Lake.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - - Campfires - Pit Toilets - - - - - Boat Launch - Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming Scuba Diving Boating Canoeing / Kayaking Waterskiing Wind Surfing Bicycling - - - - - Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 0, reservable: 0, nearest town: Squilax (15 km), Chase (25 km)

Additional Information

Location

The park is located on the southwestern shores of Adams Lake. 15 km of paved and gravel road from Hwy #1 at Squilax, east of Kamloops, 25 km north of Chase. Take the Holding/Adams Lake West Road off the Squilax-Anglemont Road.

Contact Information

Shuswap Adams Parks Ltd.
Telephone: (250) 955-0861
email: shuswaplakepark@lakecable.ca

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $10.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $5.00 per senior couple/night.

Operation Dates

Campground opening and closing dates: May 15 – September 15. Campground dates with full fees and services: May 15 – September 15.

The gates are closed in the off-season and camping is not permitted.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers 27 vehicle accessible, very rustic campsites (fire rings only) on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites are suitable for campers and small trailers only. There are no pull-through campsites. All sites are well shaded. There is limited parking for extra vehicles. The gates are closed in the off-season and camping is not permitted. All sites are available by self-registration - please choose a site and self-register at pay station. Please note that potable water is not available in the park; visitors should bring their own water.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfire rings are provided at each campsite. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There is an undeveloped gravel boat-launching area. There are no motor size restrictions on Adams Lake. There is a small parking area for vehicles/boat trailers at the bottom of the entrance road before the camping area.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is popular at Adams Lake for kokanee and rainbow trout.

Swimming

Swimming

At the campground there is a natural sand/pebble beach on Adams Lake. There is no designated swimming area.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

There are SCUBA diving opportunities in Adams Lake.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

There are opportunities for canoeing and kayaking on Adams Lake.

Waterskiing

Waterskiing

Adams Lake has waterskiing opportunities. Adams Lake is a very large lake and it's water conditions can change quickly. Be aware of the weather and water conditions before waterskiing.

Wind Surfing

Wind Surfing

Adams Lake can get strong winds great for windsurfing.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Cycling is permitted only on public and park roads.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

There are great viewing opportunities of Adams Lake from the Adams Lake West Road.

User Reviews

Bush Creek Adams Lake

Submitted by Guest on May 18, 2014

The locals who live in the area have complete control of this park! Waiting politely at the front gate will not help. Locals trade and barter away all sites before anyone else has a chance to get into this park. The park contractor turns a blind eye to it, and the campsite host places unoccupied tents in sites to accommodate their traveling friends. Stay away from the Bush Creek site. When questioned about the unfairness of the FCFS policy the management does nothing at all and does not care. The locals camp on the beach and are aggressive if you question the system. It's not a safe place for tourists or anyone other than locals.

 

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