Cultus Lake Provincial Park

 

Cultus Lake Provincial Park is located near Chilliwack, in the eastern part of Fraser Valley, just 90 minutes from Vancouver. This park has four separate campgrounds, offering a total of 281 campsites. Cultus Lake Provincial Park is extremely popular in the summer months, due to its proximity to major urban centres and an abundance of recreational pursuits this area has to offer. The sandy beach and clear blue waters of the 5-km long Cultus Lake are at the centre of activity at this park, providing numerous recreation opportunities, such as swimming, sunbathing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, and fishing. There are also 5 hiking trails with excellent views of the lake, the valley, and giant trees. Most of these trails are quite easy and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Horseback riding in possible on the 10-km long Cultus Lake Horse Trail, which also permits hiking and mountain biking.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - Group Camping - - Picnic Areas Campfires Flush Toilets Pit Toilets Showers Drinking Water RV Sani Station - - Boat Launch Wheel Chair Accessibility Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - Boating Canoeing / Kayaking Waterskiing - Bicycling Mountain Biking - - - Horse Riding Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 281, reservable: 190, nearest town: Chilliwack (11 km)

Additional Information

Location

Cultus Lake Provincial Park is located 11 km southwest of Chilliwack. Access to the park is off Highway 1 at the Yarrow or Sardis exits. It is 16 km to the park entrance from Yarrow and 10 km from Sardis via the Columbia Valley Highway, which bisects the southeast section of the park.

Contact Information

Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd
Email address: info@seatoskyparks.com
Phone: (604) 986-9371
Please go to www.discovercamping.ca to reserve a campsite.

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $24.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $12.00 per senior couple/night.

Operation Dates

Opening and Closing Campground Dates:Clear Creek campground: May 15– October 13. Delta Grove campground     April 1 – October 13. Entrance Bay campground: April 1 – October 5. Maple Bay campground: June 15 – September 8.

Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:      Clear Creek campground: May 15 – October 13. Delta Grove campground: April 1 – October 13.  Entrance Bay campground: April 1 – October 5.  Maple Bay campground: June 15 – September 8.

Campground Reservable Dates:      Clear Creek campground: June 12 – September 7.  Delta Grove campground: May 11 – September 7.  Entrance Bay campground: May 11 – September 7.  Maple Bay campground: June 12 – September 7.

 

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

There are four vehicle %u2013accessible campgrounds within this park: Clear Creek with 82 sites; Delta Grove with 57 sites; Entrance Bay with 52 sites; and Maple Bay with 104 sites.

Group Camping

Group Camping

There are two group campsites at Honeymoon Bay group, each with several tent pads. Each group site can accommodate 15 to 50 people. Group sites are open from April 1 to October 8. Please call 604-986-9371 to reserve a group campsite. Group Camping Fee: $24.00 per party / night. Youth Group Camping Fee: $50.00 per group / night.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

There are 3 day-use areas at this park: Entrance Bay, Maple Bay, and Spring Bay. Change houses are located at Entrance Bay and Maple Bay. Campfires are prohibited at day-use areas. There is a beach area for dogs at Entrance Bay day-use. Day-use Area Vehicle Parking Fee: $1.00 per vehicle / hour to a maximum of $3.00 per vehicle per/day.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are allowed in the fire rings at the campground areas only. Firewood can be purchased in the park or bring your own wood.

Showers

Showers

There are hot showers available at all four campgrounds.

RV Sani Station

RV Sani Station

A sani-station/dump is located on the roadway leading to the Maple Bay boat launch and is open only during the campsite operating season. Sani-station Use Fee: $2.00 per discharge.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There are double paved boat launching ramps located at Maple Bay and Jade Bay. Jade Bay boat launch is open year round. The Maple Bay boat launch is open during the peak season. There is parking available for boat trailers during the day only. Boats cannot be left in the water or beached overnight.

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Wheelchair access washrooms are located in Delta Grove and Clear Creek campgrounds and Entrance Bay and Maple Bay day use areas. There are wheelchair accessible pit toilets in Entrance Bay, Clear Creek and Delta Grove at both the campgrounds and the day-use areas. There is one wheelchair accessible campsite available in Entrance Bay.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Cultus Lake provides good sports fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden.

Hiking

Hiking

There are 5 hiking trails available at this park. **** Teapot Hill Trail is located near the Honeymoon Bay group site. There are some steep sections making this trail moderately difficult. This trail is a 5 km round trip (2 hours), offering views of Cultus Lake and Columbia Valley. ***** Seven Sisters Trail (2 hours return) connects Entrance Bay and Clear Creek Campgrounds. A group of large Douglas firs can be seen along the trail. **** Cultus Lake Horse Trail is 20 km round trip (5 hours), travelling from Edmeston Road to Watt Creek, which joins the north and south ends of the park. ***** Giant Douglas Fir Trail begins 150 metres west of Delta Grove campground. The walk leads to the Clear Creek campground (45 minute return). ***** Maple Bay Trail starts near the day-use parking lot and provides a self-guiding interpretive stroll past some of the park's natural wonders (30 minutes).

Swimming

Swimming

Cultus Lake offers excellent swimming opportunities. This park has designated swimming areas. Wharfs are available at the Entrance Bay and Maple Bay day-use areas

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing and kayayking can be enjoyed on Cultus Lake.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Mountain bikes are permitted on Cultus Lake Horse trail.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

A maintained horse trail, also used by hikers and cyclists, connects Edmeston Road at the north end of the park with Watt Creek Trailhead. Please note that horses are not permitted on Road 918. The Cultus Lake horse trail is open all year but the parking lot is closed during the off-season. There are approximately 20 km of compact gravel and shale horse trails.

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