Allison Lake Provincial Park

 

Allison Lake Provincial Park is located on the quiet and scenic Highway 5A, 28 km north of Princeton. This park has a small campground offering 24 vehicle-accessible sites and offers a convenient overnight stop for weary travellers. All campsites are located in a dense stand of Douglas firs and are heavily shaded. The day-use area is located just across the road from the campground, on the beautiful emerald-green Allison Lake. This small lake, fringed with aspen trees, is a great spot for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing for rainbow trout. This park is particularly beautiful in the fall, when aspen leaves change colour and burst into gold.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - Picnic Areas Campfires - Pit Toilets - Drinking Water - - - - - - Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing - Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking Waterskiing - Bicycling - - - - - - - - - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 24, reservable: 0, nearest town: Princeton (28 km)

Additional Information

Location

Allison Lake Provincial Park is located 28 km north of Princeton, along Hwy # 5A.

Contact Information

Gibson Pass Resort Inc
E-mail address: camping@manningpark.com
Phone: (604) 476-9069

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.

No fee is charged for camping in the off-season.

Operation Dates

This campground is available for camping year-round, but no services such as water and firewood are available in the off-season.

Campground dates with full fees and services: June 13 - September 15.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park has 24 gravel sites, 1 of which is a double. There are no pull through sites or tent pads. The sites are shaded by mature Douglas fir trees and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A self-registration vault is present for payment when staff are not available. There are no services and no fee for camping during the off-season.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

The day-use area is found on the southern shore of Allison Lake, across Highway 5A from the campground. There are 10 tables spread out on the non-irrigated lawns. Four pit toilets and one tap are found there. The beach is fine white sand and varies in size with the fluctuating lake levels. When water levels are low, motor vehicles are prohibited from driving on the exposed beach.

Campfires

Campfires

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

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Two cold water taps are located in the campground. Taps are shut off during the off-season.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Allison Lake is stocked with 15,000 Blackwater rainbow trout raised at the Summerland Trout Hatchery. There are no special restrictions on the lake.

Swimming

Swimming

It is possible to swim in Allison Lake.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

The relatively small size of Allison Lake allows for safe, enjoyable paddling, canoeing and kayaking, though there are no rentals in or near the park.

Waterskiing

Waterskiing

There is potential for water skiing on Allison Lake.

User Reviews

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

A very nice roadside campground

Submitted by yas on September 18, 2011

We stayed here one night in summer 2011 when we could not find a spot at Kentucky-Alleyne PP. There were just a few campers here, and we had a lot of privacy. The campsites are also well shaded, and feel secluded. There is running water and pit toilets. The noise from the highway was not a problem, since the trees shield the campground from noise, and it's not a busy highway anyways. In the morning, we went to Allison Lake, which is just across the road from the campground. A few families were at the picnic area there, and some kids were swimming, although the water was too cold for my liking. I also did not like the muddy bottom of the lake. There is a gravel boat launch, but we did not see anyone fishing. I think this campground is great to spend a night at, but is somewhat lacking in activities.

 

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The picnic area at Allison Lake

yas
Sep 18, 2011

Allison Lake

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Sep 18, 2011

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Sep 18, 2011

A typical campsite

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Sep 18, 2011

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Sep 18, 2011

 

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