Downing Provincial Park

 

Downing Provincial Park, located 18 km southwest of Clinton, encompasses the small, but very pretty Kelly Lake and provides 18 tenting campsites in a grassy area adjacent to the lake. There is limited parking for RVs. A refreshing swim in Kelly Lake can be enjoyed from a pleasant sandy beach. Canoeing, kayaking, and fishing for rainbow trout are also popular in the lake. While there are no hiking trails at this park, many trails suitable for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are available in the area between Kelly Lake and Jesmond as well as at the nearby Marble Range wilderness park. Horseback rides may be arranged at several guest ranches found along Jesmond Road north of the park.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - Picnic Areas Campfires - - - Drinking Water - - - Boat Launch - Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing - Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking - - Bicycling Mountain Biking - - - - - - - - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 18, reservable: 0, nearest town: Clinton (18 km)

Additional Information

Location

From Clinton, turn onto the paved Kelly Lake Road and drive west for 18 km to the park. Access is also possible from Clinton-Pavillion Road, which links Pavillion on Highway 99 to Clnton on Highway 97. Please be aware that this unpaved, winding high-mountain road is very steep and is subject to sudden changes of weather. It is best suited for 4x4 vehicles.

Contact Information

G & P Kleenery Ltd
E-mail address: gpkleenery@telus.net
Phone: (250) 397-2523

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 opening and closing dates: June 15 – September 8. 

Campground dates with full fees and services: June 15 – September 8.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park has 18 walk-in tenting sites in an open grassy area next to the lake. These tenting sites are located a very short distance away from the parking lot.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

The picnic area, situated on Kelly Lake, is located about 0.5 km west of the campground entrance.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There is a single wide gravel boat launch located 0.5 km past the day-use area.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing for rainbow trout is popular in Kelly Lake.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming in Kelly Lake can be enjoyed from a beach at this park.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking is available on Kelly Lake. Please note that the lake can be subject to strong winds.

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