Thompson - Kamloops

Operator:

Brandywine Environmental Management Ltd.

Operator website:

www.kamloopsparks.com

BC Parks - Thompson Camping

In the Kamloops area, sandy cliffs and dry arid rolling hills provide a playground for the mountain biking and ATV enthusiast. While visiting Kamloops, drop by the BC Wildlife Park, which showcases the best of indigenous wildlife. While you're there, see their amazing indoor beehives behind glass, or watch the powerful grizzly bears during feeding time.

Lac Le Jeune

Size: 213 Ha
Facilities: 144 campsites, day-use area, boat launch, sani station, flush toilets, playground, jogging and hiking trails and a wheelchair accessible dock for fishing.
Location: 5 km from the Coquihalla Highway, 37 km south of Kamloops.
Interpretive programs run from late June through August. Other activities include fishing, cycling, jogging, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Ice and firewood for sale. Credit Cards are accepted.

Vehicle accessible camping facilitiesPicnic sitesWheelchair accessibleWaterToiletsSani-station/dump facilitiesCampfires allowedHikingPlaygroundBeachSwimmingCanoeing/kayakingBoat launchFishingBicyclesPets must be on leashInterpretive programsWinter recreationWindsurfingReservations available through Discover Camping

McConnell

Size: 102 Ha
Facilities: Day-use area.
Location: 7 km from the Coquihalla Highway on Hwy 5, 37 km south of Kamloops.
Popular activities include hiking, cycling, wildlife viewing and fishing. Camping is available at Lac le Jeune Provincial Park 2 km west.

Picnic sitesWaterToiletsHikingSwimmingCanoeing/kayakingBoat launchFishingPets must be on leashWinter recreation

Paul Lake

Size: 670 Ha
Facilities: 90 campsites, day-use area, group campsite, sani-station, flush and pit toilets and a playground.
Location: Off Hwy 5, 4 km north of Kamloops, then take Pinantan Road 19 km to the campground.
Activities include fishing, hiking, cycling, wildlife viewing and a variety of water sports. The group site is located at the west end of Paul Lake. Firewood is available for sale.

Vehicle accessible camping facilitiesGroup campsitesPicnic sitesWaterToiletsSani-station/dump facilitiesCampfires allowedHikingPlaygroundBeachSwimmingCanoeing/kayakingFishingBicyclesPets must be on leashInterpretive programsWindsurfingReservations available through Discover Camping

Roche Lake

Size: 2041 Ha
Facilities: 80 campsites between 3 camping areas: Roche North, Roche West and Horseshoe Campgrounds. Boat launch and pit toilets.
Location: 36 km southeast of Kamloops via gravel road from Hwy 5A at the north end of Trapp Lake.
Roche Lake and the surrounding lakes are considered world class trout fishing lakes. Activities include fishing, hiking, cycling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing and ATVing. Firewood is available for sale.

Vehicle accessible camping facilitiesGroup campsitesPicnic sitesToiletsCampfires allowedHikingCanoeing/kayakingBoat launchFishingBicyclesPets must be on leash

Steelhead

Size: 38 Ha
Facilities: 44 campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, some sites with 30 amp power outlets and water.
Location: At the outlet of Kamloops Lake in Savona, 40 km west of Kamloops on Hwy 1.
The park features a beautiful beach. A boat launch is located nearby in the town of Savona. Activities include fishing, hiking, all types of water sports and cycling. Ice and firewood are available for sale.

Vehicle accessible camping facilitiesGroup campsitesPicnic sitesWaterToiletsShowersCampfires allowedElectricityHikingBeachSwimmingCanoeing/kayakingFishingBicyclesPets must be on leashWindsurfingWaterskiing

Tunkwa

Size: 5100 Ha
Facilities: 286 campsites between 3 camping areas: Tunkwa Lake, Leighton and North Leighton Campgrounds. Boat launch, pit toilets and day-use area.
Location: 25 km south of Savona or 16 km north of Logan Lake on the Tunkwa Lake Road.
Tunkwa and Leighton Lakes are world class trout fishing lakes. Activities include fishing, hiking, cycling, wildlife viewing, ATVing, and horseback riding. A corral is available to horseback riders at the North Leighton campsite within the park. Wild horses can often be seen grazing the open meadows around Tunkwa Lake. Firewood is available for sale.

Vehicle accessible camping facilitiesGroup campsitesPicnic sitesWaterToiletsCampfires allowedHikingCanoeing/kayakingBoat launchFishingBicyclesPets must be on leashHorseback riding

Walloper

Size: 55 Ha
Facilities: Day-use area, boat launch, and a dock.
Location: 1 km from the Coquihalla Highway on Hwy 5, 37 km south of Kamloops.
Popular activities include hiking, cycling, wildlife viewing and fishing from the dock. Camping is available at Lac le Jeune Provincial Park 4 km east.

Picnic sitesToiletsHikingCanoeing/kayakingBoat launchFishingBicyclesPets must be on leashWinter recreation