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Camping and RVing in the Similkameen

Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy one of the many campgrounds throughout the Valley.  From fully serviced RV lots to beautiful remote tenting spots, there are relaxing and memorable experiences waiting for you. Enjoy the river from your campsite, listen to the wind in the trees from your bed. Nature will lull you to sleep!  Take in the fresh air, and quality time with family and friends and explore our trails.

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.

RV site near Hedley

Campgrounds and RV Resorts

There are over 7 Provincial Campgrounds from Manning Park, to south of Cawston, as well as Municipal and private options, offering a range of camping and RV sites. Find the perfect spot at Princeton Municipal RV Park (pictured above) consists of 73 RV and tent sites located right along the beautiful Similkameen River on Highway 3. Meet friends at one of the private campgrounds including Princeton Rainbow Lake Castle Resort (RV). Hit the links early at Princeton Golf Club RV Park or further west at Twin Lakes Golf and RV Park. 

Around Hedley stop for the day or overnight at the stunning Bromley Rock Provincial Park or experience natural surroundings at Stemwinder Provincial Park or Gold Mountain RV Park & Cabins.

Travelling west to Keremeos options include the amazing high elevation Cathedral Lakes area, the River Valley RV Park or the Eagle Campground and RV Park. Just west of Keremeos hear the babbling Keremeos Creek while camping at the Grist Mill & Gardens or treat yourself to meadow camping at Similkameen Wild Resort which also includes tepee options!    

In addition to the private Campground and RV resorts in the Similkameen there is the 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.

For a full list of camping/RV spots review the list below from our business directory Campgrounds and RV Parks.

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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
  • 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.
  • Skyview RV Campground, located 4kms off Hwy #3, is next to the Lightning Lake Day Use area in E.C. Manning Park. With over 90 sites in the summer and 60 sites in the winter, this year-round location has large pull-through and back-in sites.

Otter Lake

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 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.
  • 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.
Manning Park

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 must be booked through BC Parks. 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

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.

Backcountry camping, Cathedral Lakes
Backcountry camping, Cathedral Lakes

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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Eagle Campground & RV Park
1-3169 10th Avenue, Keremeos, B.C. V0X 1N1
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Located in Keremeos, fruit stand capital of Canada is our full service R.V. Park. Sites are pull thru on green gra […]
 
Gold Mountain RV Park & Cabins
6169 Hwy 3 (Box 277), Hedley, BC V0X 1K0
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We are located on the beautiful Similkameen River, just 4 km from the Mascot Mine Tours. We have full service site […]

Grist Mill & Gardens at Keremeos
2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4, Canada
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The Grist Mill and Gardens is a Provincial Heritage Site featuring twelve acres of agricultural activity, heritage […]

Manning Park Resort
7500 BC-3, Manning Park, BC V0X 1R0, Canada
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Manning Park Resort is a four-season, activity-packed destination is under three hours by car from Vancouver, BC, […]
 
MPC Executive RV Rentals Keremeos
720 6th Avenue, Keremeos, BC, Canada
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MPC Executive RV Trailer Rentals Keremeos, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos. We Deliver the RV to the campsite of your c […]

Princeton Golf Club & RV Resort
365 Darcy Mountain Road (PO Box 1346) Princeton BC Canada V0X 1W0
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Established in 1928, the Princeton Golf Club has developed into one of BC Interior´s best hidden secrets. Located […]
 
Princeton Municipal RV Park and Campground
365 BC-3, Princeton, BC V0X1W0
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Nestled along the Similkameen River the Princeton Municipal RV Park and Campsite hosts is open year-round and has […]

Rainbow Lake Castle Resort
375 Rainbow Lake Road RR1, S1, C10 Princeton BC Canada V0X 1W0
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Relax and enjoy the sound of the creek from the deck of your log chalet or rustic cabin at Rainbow Lake Castle Res […]

River Valley RV Park
3491 BC-3, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N1, Canada
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Located on the Similkameen River, four minutes from downtown Keremeos, Fruit Stand Capital of Canada. RV Park with […]

Similkameen Wild Hotel Resort and Winery Retreat
306 Sumac Road, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3, Canada
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Similkameen Wild Hotel Resort and Winery Retreat is for those who want to find an escape away from mainstream hote […]

Twin Lakes Golf Course and RV
79 Twin Lakes Road (S26B C8 RR1) Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0
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Twin Lakes features spectacular golf in a serene mountain setting. Our beautiful 285 acre resort is nestled in a s […]

Cabins/Cottages

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Cathedral Lakes Lodge
Cathedral Provincial Park, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0
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Come and join us at Cathedral Lakes Lodge. We are Canada's highest full service hiking and fishing wilderness lodg […]

Deerview Lodge & Cabins
398 Highway 3 W BOX 748 Princeton BC V0X 1W0
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The Deerview Lodge and Cabins are designed for short term or long term rentals. We rent by the week or the month o […]
 
Gold Mountain RV Park & Cabins
6169 Hwy 3 (Box 277), Hedley, BC V0X 1K0
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We are located on the beautiful Similkameen River, just 4 km from the Mascot Mine Tours. We have full service site […]

Harvest Moon Guest House
620 Sumac Rd, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3, Canada
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Retreat in beauty and surround yourself in a pristine, natural setting on the Similkameen River. Nestled on a slop […]

Old Tower Farm
2649 Middle Bench Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N2, Canada
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Enjoy a peaceful farm-stay vacation on an organic farm with orchard-front views. The cozy one bedroom 1912 heritag […]

Otter Lake Cabins
2745 Coalmont Rd Okanagan-Similkameen H, BC V0X Canada
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Spring, summer, winter or fall! Otter Lake Cabins are beautiful luxury, lakefront, rental vacation cabins that are […]

Rainbow Lake Castle Resort
375 Rainbow Lake Road RR1, S1, C10 Princeton BC Canada V0X 1W0
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Relax and enjoy the sound of the creek from the deck of your log chalet or rustic cabin at Rainbow Lake Castle Res […]
 
The Jackpine at Otter Lake
2743 Coalmont Road, Okanagan-Similkameen H, BC, Canada
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Our private lakefront home is an ideal destination for a family reunion or other group vacation. It comfortably sl […]