Provincial Park, a wilderness park south of Hwy 20, approximately
100 miles (160 km) southwest of Williams
Lake, has two small campgrounds that tend to fill quickly in the
summer months. There are two developed campgrounds located in the
northern half of the park. Nu Chugh Beniz Campground is situated at Chilko Lake's midpoint and is reached via Hanceville,
26 miles (42 km) west of Riske
Creek (pronounced risky) on Hwy 20. The approach is recommended
for high-clearance vehicles only. Gwa Da Ts'ih Campground is
at the north end of the park on Chilko Lake, reached via Tatla Lake
(150 miles/240 km west of Williams Lake) on a good gravel road. Within
the park, Chilko Lake consumes
most of the area, as it is the largest, natural, high-elevation, freshwater
lake in Canada.
More campsites are available at Bull
Canyon Provincial Park, about 6 miles (10 km) west of Alexis
Creek off Hwy 20. This peaceful, forested park on the Chilcotin
River has vehicle/tent sites. It is a good place for fishing as
the surrounding area supports excellent fishing lakes. The aspen forest
and wildflowers are beautiful and there is a short walking trail beside
the river with birdwatching and wildlife viewing opportunities. Bull
Canyon Park is often used as a base to explore the Chilcotin.
Bull Canyon is the only provincial campsite along Highway 20 between
Williams Lake and Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. There are several Forest
Service campgrounds and two private campgrounds on or near this section
of Highway 20.
Campsites are located at Loomis and Deerpelt Lakes in Nazko
Lakes Provincial Park located 100km northwest of Williams Lake
off Highway 20.
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed in Big Creek
Provincial Park located approximately 100 km southwest of Williams
Lake. The area is extremely remote, and access is relatively undeveloped.
There are routes accessing the area from the north, via Hanceville
and Big Creek, and from the south, via Lillooet
and Relay Creek. Both routes follow active logging roads; road conditions
vary with weather and snow load. Hiking and horse trails lead up Relay
Creek and Tyaughton Creek into the park. No facilities are provided
- bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available
in the park.
Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial
Park is located in the Chilcotin Uplands east of the Rainbow Range
of South Tweedsmuir Park. The park is extremely remote; the closest
communities are Anahim Lake,
Alexis Creek, Nimpo Lake,
Redstone, and Nazko. The closest major centre is Quesnel,
located approximately 200km east of the park. No vehicle accessible
camping facilities at this park, however wilderness, backcountry or
walk-in camping is allowed. No facilities are provided.
Located 100 km northwest of Quesnel, Kluskoil
Lake Provincial Park provides splended opportunities for solitude
Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, at over 2.2 million acres (895,000
hectares) and one of British Columbia's biggest parks, is most easily
accessed from Highway 20,
which bisects the southern half of the park east of Bella
Coola. Campgrounds in Tweedsmuir Park (South) are located on the
Atnarko River near park headquarters, at the bottom of the Hill and
farther west at Fisheries Pool, near Stuie. The Atnarko Campground is situated in a grove of old-growth Douglas fir and is popular with
anglers, as is Fisheries Pool Campground.
Most trailers and RVs can be accommodated, although no hookups are
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