Bromley Rock — A Cool Respite from the Hot Summer Sun
Plunge right in for adventure in its natural, liquid state at Bromley Rock Provincial Park. Come and discover this unassuming pull-out on BC Highway 3. This small park is framed by Stemwinder Mountain, midway between Princeton and Hedley.
Take your time, as the Similkameen River runs more slowly here. It provides a cool respite from the hot summer sun and the perfect pool for swimming and drifting. Come to camp, picnic or just hang out for the day. Slap on your sunscreen and chill out for a while, as you watch water-worshipping kids and adults lazily float by on inner-tubes and rafts. In the Similkameen you just going with the flow.
This area is a traditional fishing ground for the Similkameen First Nation. Today it is known for the 50-foot rock that rises up from the river. It is a perfect launch pad to plunge into the water below. Watch from the shore or right from the river, or climb up and try it for yourself.
Locals and visitors alike love to come to Bromley Rock to float their cares away! Families have been floating and drifting the Similkameen River for generations. Grab an inner tube or a blow-up mattress and come on in… the waters fine! Feel your toes start to wrinkle as you spend a lazy day adrift on slow running currents. It’s the perfect place to nap on a sandy beach and have a picnic lunch.
Pitch a tent and stay awhile. Bromley Rock Campground offers 17 drive-in campsites and 19 picnic sites beneath a cooling canopy of Douglas fir and cottonwood trees. Imagine time spent along the shores of the river with the perfect vantage point to witness resident eagles fishing and flaunting their prey.