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New campsites added to BC Parks, recreation sites

BC Parks campgrounds with additional sites include:

  • 39 backcountry sites at Circlet Lake, for a total of 60 tent pads. The backcountry campground, located in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, also has three new urine diversion toilets, three new bear caches and three new grey water disposal sinks to help manage the environmental impact on the lake.
  • 7 new sites at Mount Fernie Provincial Park, in addition to the 18 that were created last year.

Recreation sites with additional campsites include:  

  • 20 sites at Wragge Beach near Nakusp
  • 10 sites at Cobb Lake near Vanderhoof
  • 30 sites at Thurston Meadows near Chilliwack
  • 24 sites at Begbie Falls near Revelstoke
  • 25 sites at Skimikin Lake near Salmon Arm
  • 25 sites at Strawberry Point near Pemberton

BC Parks has campgrounds with a variety of facilities, day-use areas and recreational activities, such as hiking, boating, fishing and mountain biking. Recreation sites are areas of Crown land located outside of provincial parks and are managed by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Generally located in remote areas accessed by gravel forestry roads, recreation sites provide a rustic camping experience with basic facilities. Potable water and electricity are not provided.