Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

 

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park is located 17 km west of Parksville on Highway 4 and incorporates a stretch of Little Qualicum River as well as the southern shore of Cameron Lake. This beautiful park boasts two impressive cascading waterfalls created by the waters of the Little Qualicum river as it rushes down a narrow rocky gorge. Swimming, windsurfing, fishing, and kayaking are excellent in Cameron Lake and can all be enjoyed from the day-use area a short drive from the campsite. A number of shaded walking trails run along the picturesque river and take visitors to the upper and lower falls and other sights within the park. This park is located conveniently close to a multitude of other attractions of the Central Vancouver Island, including the sheltered sandy beaches of Parksville to the east, and the magnificent old-growth trees of the Cathedral Grove at MacMillan Park just a few kilometres to the west. Interpretive programs for kids and adults are offered by the Park Naturalists every Saturday during the summer.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - Picnic Areas Campfires Flush Toilets Pit Toilets - Drinking Water - - Playground - Wheel Chair Accessibility Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming Scuba Diving - Canoeing / Kayaking Waterskiing Wind Surfing Bicycling - - - - - - - - - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 95, reservable: 50, nearest town: Parksville (17 km), Port Alberni (21 km)

Additional Information

Location

he Little Qualicum Falls campground and day-use area is located 17 km west of Parksville on central Vancouver Island, on Highway 4. The Cameron Lake day-use area is located 23 km west of Parksville on Highway 4. The Beaufort day-use area is located 25 km west of Parksville on Hwy 4.

Contact Information

R.L.C. Enterprize Ltd.
E-mail: office@rlcenterprize.com
Phone: 250 474-1336
Please go to www.discovercamping.ca to reserve a campsite.

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $19.00 per party / night.BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.50 per senior couple / night.

Operation Dates

This park is open for camping from May 1 to October 31. Campground reservable dates: May 15 - September 8.

Day use only during the off-season; no winter camping is permitted.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park has vehicle accessible campsites in two separate campgrounds, the Upper Campground and the Lower Campground.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has three day-use areas all located within a few kilometers of each other. ***** Little Qualicum Falls day-use area provides picnic tables, a picnic shelter, flush toilets and fresh water. Picnicking in the campground is not permitted. ***** Cameron Lake day-use area provides the best swimming opportunity in the park. There are picnic tables and pit toilets provided off a small parking lot at the southern end of the lake. Fires are prohibited in the day-use area and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed on beach areas. ***** Beaufort day-use area is a small site located along Highway 4, approximately 6 km past Little Qualicum Falls Park. It provides swimming and fishing opportunities. This small area has 2 picnic tables, 1 pit toilet and limited parking. Fires are prohibited in the day-use area and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed on beach areas. Day-use Area Vehicle Parking Fee: $1.00 per vehicle / hour to a maximum of $3.00 per vehicle per day.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfire rings are provided at each campsite. Firewood can be purchased from the Park Facility Operator.

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located at the Little Qualicum Falls day-use area and the campground. Taps are shut off during the off-season. There is no drinking water provided at the Cameron Lake and Beaufort day-use areas.

Playground

Playground

There is an adventure playground at this park, located adjacent to the upper campground.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing opportunities exist in Cameron Lake. Cameron Lake is one of a few lakes in British Columbia known to have brown trout.

Hiking

Hiking

There are 6 km of walking trails throughout the park. Trails start at the campground and Little Qualicum Falls day-use area and weave their way though old-growth and second-growth forest along the Little Qualicum River. The easy loop trail starting at the day-use area at the campground takes visitors to the upper and lower waterfalls. There is a viewpoint along this trail, with spectacular sights of the river and upper falls.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming Closure: 75 meters above the Middle Falls Bridge to the downstream park boundary below the Lower Falls Bridge is closed to swimming. Other areas in the park may be closed to swimming during high water periods. Check the park information shelters for swimming closure information. Swimming is possible from the Cameron Lake day-use area, located 10 minutes west on Hwy #14.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

There are opportunities for fresh water scuba diving on Cameron Lake.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Excellent opportunities for canoeing and kayaking exist on Cameron Lake, which can be accessed via the Cameron Lake day-use area and the Beaufort day-use area.

Waterskiing

Waterskiing

There are opportunities for waterskiing on Cameron Lake.

Wind Surfing

Wind Surfing

A wind funnel created by the surrounding mountains makes Cameron Lake a popular windsurfing destination.

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