Goldpan Provincial Park

 

Located on the east bank of the mighty Thompson River, just off Highway 1, this tiny roadside park is found 10 km south of the town of Spences Bridge. This location provides a convenient base camp for people embarking on a whitewater rafting adventure down the Thompson. There are 600 m of river frontage, and, in season, anglers come here to fish for salmon and steelhead trout. The campground has 14 campsites situated along the riverbank and provides a convenient overnight stop for tired travellers.

Facilities

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

Activities

Fishing - Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking - - - - - - - - Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 14, reservable: 0, nearest town: Spence Bridge (10 km), Lytton (27 km)

Additional Information

Location

Goldpan Provincial Park is located just off Highway 1, 10 km south of Spences Bridge.

Contact Information

B/L Parks Contracting Ltd.
Phone: (250) 455-2708 (May to September)
General Office Phone: (250) 378-5334 (April to October)

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: May 1 – September 30. Campground dates with full fees and services: May 1 – September 30. Park gate is closed in the off-season.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Goldpan has 14 campsites, including 2 doubles, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is situated above the river bank and provides a view of the river. These sites are small to medium in size and can accommodate tents, campers and medium sized trailers. Large camping units will have trouble manoeuvring the roadways of this small park. Most sites are provided some shade, depending on the time of day.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

Day-use facilities are located at the entrance to the park adjacent to the highway. There are seven picnic tables. This day-use site overlooks the Thompson River. There is no shade provided at this site. No fires are allowed in this area.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

The Thompson River contains trout, steelhead and salmon. There is 600 meters of river frontage.

Swimming

Swimming

The waters of the Thompson River are dangerously swift, especially in the high water of June and July. During lower water levels, visitors can swim in shallow areas, but caution needs to be used as the water is swift flowing. The beach is made up mostly of large rock.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Kayaking and river rafting are popular activities on the Thompson River. Spences Bridge provides an opportunity for put in for rafts and kayaks.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

In the Spences Bridge area, California Bighorn sheep can be observed on the surrounding hills.

User Reviews

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

Tiny

Submitted by tasi on September 21, 2009

This campground is tiny, located right by the highway on the bank of the Thompson River. There are two active railroad tracks - one is parallel to the highway and the other one is on the other side of the river. If not for the noise I would give this park at least 3 stars. The views of the river and the mountains are beautiful.

 

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tasi
Sep 21, 2009

View of the Thompson River from the park

tasi
Sep 21, 2009

tasi
Sep 21, 2009

Camping site

tasi
Sep 21, 2009

Thompson River. Campsites are a few steps away.

tasi
Sep 21, 2009

 

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