Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park

 

Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park protects a large area of wilderness around the glacier-fed Chilliwack Lake and can be found 64 kilometres southeast of Chilliwack at the eastern end of Fraser Valley. With more than 40 km of scenic hiking trails leading through the lush forest to high alpine areas, this park is the destination of choice for many hikers. Flora Lake, Greendrop Lake, and Radium Lake hikes are among the most popular, and although these trails are quite steep, they reward hikers with magnificent views of lush alpine meadows and blue-green lakes surrounded by tall mountain peaks. For an easier outing, try the Chilliwack Lake Eco Reserve trail, which will take you to a stand of old-growth cedars. Visitors to this park can also enjoy boating and fishing for Dolly Varden, kokanee, rainbow and cutthroat trout in the cold clear waters of Chilliwack Lake.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping Walk-in / Wilderness Camping - - - Picnic Areas Campfires - Pit Toilets - Drinking Water RV Sani Station - Playground Boat Launch Wheel Chair Accessibility - Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - Boating Canoeing / Kayaking Waterskiing Wind Surfing Bicycling - - - - Horse Riding - Hunting - - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 146, reservable: 0, nearest town: Chilliwack (64 km)

Additional Information

Location

The park is located 64km southeast of Chilliwack, 40km east from Vedder Crossing. From Highway 1, take Vedder Road exit (exit 119) and drive south on Vedder Road until you reach Chilliwack Lake Road, just before the bridge. Turn left onto Chilliwack Lake Road and drive east for 40 km until you reach the park.

Contact Information

Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd
Email address: info@seatoskyparks.com
Phone: (604) 986-9371

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $15.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $7.50 per senior couple/night.

Operation Dates

Campground open dates: May 1 – October 12. Campground dates with full fees and services: May 1  – October 12.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers 146 vehicle accessible campsites (including 20 double sites). in 4 camping areas, all located within the same campground. All sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The camping areas are: Radium , Lindeman, Greendrop, and Paleface. The Radium sites are suitable for large RV units, while Paleface sites are closest to the lake. There is a two vehicle maximum at each site with no extra parking available.

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. There are 6 backcountry campsites located at each of the 4 camping areas: Greendrop (5.5 km), Lindeman (1.5 km), Flora (7 km), and Radium Lakes (6.5 km). There is one pit toilet located at the Lindeman camping area. No other facilities exist.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

There is a day-use area next to the beach, but no picnic tables are available.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfire rings are provided at each frontcountry campsite. Firewood can be purchased from the Park Facility Operator. Campfires are not permitted in the backcountry.

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located in each of the vehicle-accessible campgrounds. There are no taps available at the backcountry sites. Taps are shut off during the off season.

RV Sani Station

RV Sani Station

A sani-station/dump is available during the collecting season. Sani-station Use Fee: $2.00 per discharge.

Playground

Playground

There is an adventure playground at this park located at the Paleface Loop camping area.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There is a single-wide boat launch at this park next to the day-use area and campground. The boat launch is small and designed for boats of less than 20 feet in length.

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Wheel Chair Accessibility

There are wheelchair accessible pit toilets in the Radium Loop campground. There are no trails for the disabled.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

It is possible to fish for Dolly Varden, kokanee, rainbow and cutthroat trout in Chilliwack Lake.

Hiking

Hiking

There are three main trails at this park. Lindeman Lake, Greendrop Lake and Flora Lake trails share the same trailhead at the Post Creek parking lot. Lindeman Lake is 3.4 km return; Greendrop Lake is 10.4 km return and Flora Lake is 14 km return. The Radium Lake trailhead (16 km return) is accessible from the Chilliwack Lake campground. Trans Canada Trail runs through this park.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is possible in Chilliwack Lake, although the water is very cold. There is a sandy beach adjacent to the campground.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking in this park is recommended for experienced paddlers only. Dangerous currents exist at the outflow of Chilliwack Lake and several kilometres downstream. Avoid boating and rafting in this area. Winds can rise suddenly on the lake.

Waterskiing

Waterskiing

Waterskiing is popular on Chilliwack Lake.

Wind Surfing

Wind Surfing

There are windsurfing opportunities. The lake usually has strong winds in the afternoons.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways; cycling is not allowed on park trails.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Horses are allowed on the Trans Canada trail only.

Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted within Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park. All hunters should refer to the current BC Hunting Regulations.

User Reviews

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

Beautiful

Submitted by Guest on August 6, 2012

Although this park is remote, it's easy to get here because the road is paved all the way. It may still be possible to find campsites here when all other parks in the area are full because none of the campsites here are reservable.

The campsites are located in a dense pine forest, and there's good privacy. The lake is beautiful, but cold. it's still possible to swim when it gets hot.

 

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