Skihist Provincial Park

 

Found 6 km east of Lytton on Highway 1, Skihist Provincial Park offers 58 large campsites in a lightly forested area above the Thompson River canyon. Visitors here can enjoy spectacular views of the river, the canyon, and the Coastal Mountains. Hike over 8 km of the historic Cariboo Wagon Road, or try white water rafting, available through the commercial establishments at nearby towns of Lytton and Spences Bridge. Please be aware that the Thompson Region is extremely dry and hot during the summer.

Facilities

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

Activities

Fishing Hiking - - - Canoeing / Kayaking - - Bicycling - - - - - Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

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Fun for kids
Lots of shade
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Activities

Number of campsites: 58, reservable: 0, nearest town: Lytton (6 km)

Additional Information

Location

This park is located 6 km east of Lytton on Highway 1.

Contact Information

B/L Parks Contracting Ltd.
E-mail address: info@bcinteriorparks.com
Gatehouse and park information: 1 (250) 455-2708 (May to September)

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

The entrance gate is locked from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.

Campground opening and closing dates: May 1 – September 30. Campground dates with full fees and services May 1 – September 30. 

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Visitors can fish for trout, steelhead and salmon in the Thompson River..

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

There are kayaking opportunities on the Thompson River.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

California bighorn sheep, bears and elk may be sighted in the area. Bird watching is excellent.

User Reviews

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

Cozy quiet park

Submitted by tasi on September 21, 2009

The park is very, VERY, clean and green - a huge contrast from the surrounding desert-like terrain. I found this park to be very relaxing and pleasant to spend a day or two. There are stunning views of the canyon, but no swimming as it is impossible to get down to the river. With hot temperatures that are usual in the area lack of a swimming area is a minus.

 

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Day-use and picnic area

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Day-use area

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Views of the Canyon and the Thompson River

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Views of the Canyon and the Thompson River

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