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Camping and RVing in the Similkameen

As society is constantly adapting and re-creating a ‘new normal’, one travel activity that is perfectly fine as-is: camping! This is great news in that the Similkameen has always been a splendid destination for camping & RVing.

Campgrounds and RV Resorts

There are several private Campground and RV resorts in the Similkameen. In addition, there are also members-only Harvest Host camping experiences at area wineries and farms. Others have cottages or cabins and places to park your RV or pitch your tent.

Camp beside the river, or in an orchard near a winery. Perhaps you’d prefer setting up for the night in a historic site or maybe at a golf club? In addition, you’ll find Camping and RV parks located within a short walk to a lake, or nestled beside a babbling brook.

There are so many ways to fall asleep under the stars here. Our service directory has a listing of many of the Campgrounds and RV Parks in the area.

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Lakeside RV site
Lakeside RV site

Provincial Parks

You’ll find several Provincial Parks nestled along scenic lakes and rivers in the Similkameen that offer drive-in camping and RV experiences. All have plenty of stars overhead. Plan ahead and visit the BC Parks Page for information on closures, restrictions, etc.

  • Allison Lake Provincial Park is off the beaten track, 28 km north of Princeton. Open June to September, there are 22 vehicle accessible campsites here. Enjoy canoeing, cycling, fishing, swimming, and water skiing!
  • Bromley Rock Provincial Park is located 21 km east of Princeton off Hwy. 3. Open April to late September, there are 17 vehicle accessible campsites. Reservations accepted. Enjoy relaxing on or beside the river at the picnic area. Lie on the beach or swim in the pool created by jutting rocks.
  • Otter Lake Provincial Park is 33 km northwest of Princeton near Coalmont and Tulameen. Open May to late September, there are 45 vehicle accessible campsite. Reservations accepted. Canoe, fish, hike, bike, or ski, swim to your heart’s content. There’s also a boat launch and a picnic area for your convenience.
Stemwinder Park, Hedley
Stemwinder Park, Hedley
  • Stemwinder Provincial Park is 35 km east of Princeton on Hwy. 3 near Hedley. Open April to late September, there are 27 vehicle accessible campsites. Reservations accepted. Bring your fishing gear as anglers love to cast from the rock covered shoreline.
  • Nickel Plate Provincial Park is near Apex Mountain on a forest service road. Great for summer and winter recreation, hunting and fishing. There’s a boat launch and pit toilets here.
  • Cathedral Provincial Park and Protected Area is just off Hwy 3, west of Keremeos, by crossing the red bridge. This site is open May to October, with a small number of vehicle accessible campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Lakeview Trailhead campground.
  • E.C. Manning Provincial Park has several campsites, some open from spring to fall, and others for winter camping only. You’ll find the eastern gate to Manning Park, 52 km west of Princeton on Hwy 3. Reservations accepted. Discover how much there is to do here for summer and winter recreation. They have approximately 20 trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. In addition, there’s even a place to camp with your horse.
Backcountry camping, Cathedral Lakes
Backcountry camping, Cathedral Lakes

Backcountry Camping

The best way to find out where to do your backcountry camping is to check in with the nearest Visitor Centre. Pick up a forestry map while you’re there. They’ll also be able to tell you which roads are not accessible at the time of your visit. Make sure you find out if there is any logging activity or restrictions before you head into the backcountry.

Recreations Sites and Trails has a mobile friendly map where you can see where to find spots for rustic camping as well as trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and more. You can check for current closures as well as any alerts that may be in effect.

The BC Government also has a great site with resources to help you plan your backcountry adventure.

Operator Directory

Campground/RV

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1-3169 10th Avenue, Keremeos, B.C. V0X 1N1
250-499-5439250-499-5439
Located in Keremeos, fruit stand capital of Canada is our full service R.V. Park. Sites are pull thru on green grass and we can accommodate big R.V.s. Lots of fresh fruit and wineries to explosee more
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6169 Hwy 3 (Box 277), Hedley, BC V0X 1K0
250-292-8188250-292-8188
1-855-292-81881-855-292-8188
We are located on the beautiful Similkameen River, just 4 km from the Mascot Mine Tours. We have full service sites (power, water, sewer), pull throughs, free wireless internet, free TV, hot ssee more
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2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4, Canada
250-499-2888250-499-2888
The Grist Mill and Gardens is a Provincial Heritage Site featuring twelve acres of agricultural activity, heritage buildings and spectacular gardens. There is no shortage of things to do: see see more
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720 6th Avenue, Keremeos, BC, Canada
Text or call to 250-503-8193Text or call to 250-503-8193
MPC Executive RV Trailer Rentals Keremeos, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos. We Deliver the RV to the campsite of your choosing, We plug it in, set it up, you show up, Enjoy, and then at the end of see more
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365 Darcy Mountain Road (PO Box 1346) Princeton BC Canada V0X 1W0
250-295-6123250-295-6123
1-888-295-51231-888-295-5123
Established in 1928, the Princeton Golf Club has developed into one of BC Interior´s best hidden secrets.  Located at the gateway to the Okanagan between Hope and Penticton, our 18 hole coursesee more
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365 BC-3, Princeton, BC V0X1W0
250-295-7355250-295-7355
1-855-295-73551-855-295-7355
Nestled along the Similkameen River the Princeton Municipal RV Park and Campsite hosts a total of 73 sites including 43 riverside sites. Our full service sites have 30 amp power and fresh watesee more
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3491 BC-3, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N1, Canada
250-718-8018250-718-8018
Located on the Similkameen River, four minutes from downtown Keremeos, Fruit Stand Capital of Canada. RV Park with 10 full-service sites, free Wi-Fi and Laundry (coin operated). Enjoy the manysee more
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164 6th Street, Tulameen, BC V0X 2L0
250-295-6260250-295-6260
In the township of Tulameen BC. A quiet family oriented 17 site RV Park, Pet Friendly, 1/2 block off lake, Kayak Rentals, Free Wifi, Water, Power, (No Sewer), on site weekend, evening diner. Dsee more
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79 Twin Lakes Road (S26B C8 RR1) Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0
250-497-5359 RV Park: 250-497-5319250-497-5359 RV Park: 250-497-5319
1-866-576-36721-866-576-3672
Twin Lakes features spectacular golf in a serene mountain setting. Our beautiful 285 acre resort is nestled in a scenic valley surrounded by towering rock cliffs. The course features elevated see more

Cabins/Cottages

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2915 Highway 3, Hedley, BC, Canada
250-292-8565250-292-8565
Get away from it all in our rustic cabin located in a park-like setting on Highway #3 only 20 minutes east of Princeton, BC. Take a short hike on the trails and enjoy the small cascading watersee more
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398 Highway 3 W BOX 748 Princeton BC V0X 1W0
250-295-0106250-295-0106
The Deerview Lodge and Cabins are designed for short term or long term rentals. We rent by the week or the month or by the day! Contact us, and we will find a place right for you. We are pet-fsee more
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6169 Hwy 3 (Box 277), Hedley, BC V0X 1K0
250-292-8188250-292-8188
1-855-292-81881-855-292-8188
We are located on the beautiful Similkameen River, just 4 km from the Mascot Mine Tours. We have full service sites (power, water, sewer), pull throughs, free wireless internet, free TV, hot ssee more
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620 Sumac Rd, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3, Canada
250-499-2649250-499-2649
1-855-499-26491-855-499-2649
Retreat in beauty and surround yourself in a pristine, natural setting on the Similkameen River. Nestled on a sloping hillside with panoramic valley views, majestic mountains, and an organic osee more
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2649 Middle Bench Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N2, Canada
250-499-5654250-499-5654
Enjoy a peaceful farm-stay vacation on an organic farm with orchard-front views. The cozy one bedroom 1912 heritage cabin with modern amenities comfortably accommodates 2-4 people. Drift off tsee more
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2745 Coalmont Rd Okanagan-Similkameen H, BC V0X Canada
1-604 313-55451-604 313-5545
Spring, summer, winter or fall! Otter Lake Cabins are beautiful luxury, lakefront, rental vacation cabins that are situated on the shores of Otter Lake in Tulameen, B.C., just outside of Princsee more
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375 Rainbow Lake Road RR1, S1, C10 Princeton BC Canada V0X 1W0
250-295-7988250-295-7988
1-888-228-88811-888-228-8881
Relax and enjoy the sound of the creek from the deck of your log chalet or rustic cabin at Princeton Castle Resort. Or choose to stay in one of the rooms in our log lodge. If it’s a campsee more
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307 Thomas Avenue (Box 457) Princeton BC Canada V0X 1W0
250-295-6232250-295-6232
1-866-393-62321-866-393-6232
In 1934 the original Riverside Auto Park cabins were built on the side of the Tulameen River in Princeton BC. They offered a beautiful setting, swimming and fishing off your back door and scensee more
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2743 Coalmont Road, Okanagan-Similkameen H, BC, Canada
604-589-1962604-589-1962
Our private lakefront home is an ideal destination for a family reunion or other group vacation. It comfortably sleeps a maximum of 12 people in its 5 bedrooms, fully finished basement recreasee more