Chilliwack Lake is about 1 1/2 hours drive from Vancouver. Road is paved to campsite but roads within campsite are not. There are 146 sites, 41 of which are reservable. The newer part of the campground - Radium Loop - has the largest and more open sites. The remainder of the loops are in the treed area. There is a small boat launch and a parking lot for boat trailers. There is a beach but it is fairly small and the water is quite cold. The pit toilets were not particularly clean or well-maintained. The continual presence of hordes of flies rendered them uninviting and more or less unusable. This resulted in a lower park rating - otherwise it is quite a nice campground. There is no cell phone coverage. While we were there, a fire ban was in effect but there are fire pits and picnic tables at each campsite with plenty of room between sites. Campground is open from May 1 to October 13. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park is about 45 minutes east of the city of Chilliwack along the Chilliwack River. The campground is at the west end of the 9 kilometer long mountain lake. Its a typically beautiful BC Park in the mountains. The campsites are in the trees. The lake is great for swimming, boating and kayaking. LOTS of great hiking from level walks to strenuous mountain climbs. There is potable water for your tanks at the sani-station. No hookups at the campsites though, so be sure your batteries are charged up. The campground was full when I was there during the week at the height of summer. Lots of local people who have been coming up to the lake year after year for decades. Although there were some noisy teens, the park hosts kept everybody happy. I loved it! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beware, this RV park is terrible. Tiny dirty sites, full timers all around us with junk/garbage piled up on their site contrary to the "rules". Office closed; used phone to contact manager, manager gives you a site # and shortly later a person comes by to collect the money. The rate the we saw posted the previous night on line was $39 and some cents. When we paid it was $44.10. Water supply tap leaked bad, very poor cable TV, dogs running loose. We were going to stay for a few days and look around the area as there are lots of interesting sites but left the next morning @ 8am. We will never return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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We made a reservation weeks ago for 1 night with 50 amps. When we arrived we were told they did not have any space for us. I insisted on a space and was given one with 30 amps, just long enough to shoehorn our 45' motorhome into. We had to park the Jeep elsewhere. The area we were in was very tight. Personnel was not friendly nor apologetic. It appears to be mostly permanent sites. The site was level although only grass. We will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A few good pull thru sites for Big Rigs. Asphalt road has tight turns but manageable. Sites are gravel and level. Good city water. Short timers are parked in front closer to the freeway, so there is some noise. About a mile from multiple RV parts and service facilities. We would stay on a return trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This Park is located very close to both the exhibition grounds and the Trans Canada Highway, and as such it can be very noisy. The RV Park itself however, is quiet. For some strange reason the RV Park has no e-mail address, so if you want to book a site you have to phone them. The roads are paved and most of the sites are private, adequate in size, with grass or gravel. You can pick up some OTA TV stations, but there is limited cable. They do not have the better stations like A&E, Bravo, Space, Comedy or History. The Wi-Fi is very frustrating since it refreshes every once in a while to a log in page. Washrooms and showers are clean. Security codes to almost everything. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is conveniently located right off highway 1, but far enough off the highway that the noise was not too much of an issue. There are lots of long term campers here, but mostly not too bad. We camped here with our 38 foot RV and toad and the pull through site easily accommodated us w/o unhooking. Internet and cable TV was great, didn't use any other amenities. Not a spot for a vacation, but would stay here again if we ever came through here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed there 4 nights, nicely kept and clean. Hard to get past the creep in the trailer that you check in and pay at. He smelled really bad, trailer was filthy and was an all around creepy experience. Nice front office that appears to be empty and not used, you have to duck the gate and walk into the campground to find someone to pay/checkin. Was told it was $42 a night, but was also charged $5 each for my children and husband. Internet and cable worked great, bathrooms were awesome. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our first clue that things were't quite right, was that there was a gate across the road, and a note saying to "walk to campsite 27A to register." When I got there, this shabby person in a shabby little trailer was there to check us in. The rates here are high for what you get: and if we wanted 50 amp electrical, it was $10 more. What a mistake it was for staying here. This place is an absolute dive, with mostly 'permanent' residents in shabby, run-down RV's and campers. When I asked the manager he said the longest stay is 30 days, but that is an absolute lie. Right when you click to connect to the internet on their Wi-Fi, it states that monthly guests may not take advantage of the WiFi, so it is very evident that these people have been here for months, with potted plants and permanent structures at their sites. We were really looking forward to the Jacuzzi after driving for so many hours, but when I inquired about it, the manager said it was contaminated. What a disappointment. After seeing the inside of this park, you couldn't pay me to use any of the facilities here. I would not recommend this park to anyone! Please share this information! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Secure gated park with coded entrance. Close to Hwy 1 but slept OK. Lots of full timers here. The office was closed and it took a while to find the stand-in office/host. Wifi was good and so was the TV reception. Good for an overnight stop. Sites are needing upgrade We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Many sites occupied by permanent or semipermanent trailers. Many had dogs and some did not clean up after their dogs. The first thing I stepped in after backing into a site was dog doo. Not an auspicious start on a rainy night. Manager let us in but did not check with us till morning by which time I was packing up to leave. I would not recommend this RV park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very attractive park with trees and some streams. Clean and quiet. Owners/managers were relatively friendly. They had a shop with some supplies. We would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed there just three nights. It was an OK place but I found some of the sites junky. Easy to get into and out and appears secure. You do hear the freeway if you are in the front. Otherwise it is an OK place to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Located just off the Trans-Canada Highway, about an hour's drive east of Vancouver, easy in and out. Office staff was perfunctory: register and have a nice stay. Key code access gate to get into park. Several long-term sites, but relatively tidy. Sites are well-treed, level, packed gravel with grass on the side. Hook-ups were in the middle, so no problem there. WiFi and cable TV worked fine. Used MagicJack phone on WiFi and that worked fine also. Some train whistles through the night. It's a short drive to restaurants and shops. There is a golf course next door; and a major RV sales and service center across the highway. Good spot for an overnighter before heading into the interior of British Columbia. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were able to get in on the holiday (Labor Day) weekend without reservations. Centrally located to golf, stores, restaurants and touring the area. Sites around the edges more private & shaded. Wi-Fi wasn't working at site, had to go to office/ lounge to connect. Hot tub out of order. Staff friendly enough, and even refunded 1 night as we ended up leaving a day early. Highway noise noticeable but not too bad. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Expensive for a one-night stay before crossing the border back into the States, but a nice campground. If we wanted to use the showers and rest rooms they're a bit far from our site, but we don't, so it doesn't matter to us. Nice privacy between the sites with shrubs that completely block our view of neighboring rigs. One drawback is that, although you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, the noise from the highway reminds you that you're not. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Older but very clean with new restrooms/showers. Many seasonal long term rigs but pretty tidy over all. Person in office was very helpful and suggested the appropriate sites for our 38ft motor home. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 3 days on our way to Alaska, and while the campground was OK, it was not as advertised. The office showed an open sign the whole time, however it was only open and staffed on the last day we were there and the staff wasn't very helpful. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We only stayed overnight; wifi didn't work, cable didn't work, sites were small, hill on each side of site making it difficult to walk; we had planned to stay longer but because of the lack of amenities, we left the next day, couldn't set up internet satellite due to too many trees; park is easy to find but pulling off Trans Canada W/B no traffic light and traffic very busy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First of all there is a $5.00 "reservation charge" to make the reservation on top of the nightly fee. I reserved for two units and had to pay $5.00 for each unit. There is also a $2.00 per day fee for the Wi-Fi. Also there is a charge per day of $5.00 per pet. It was an okay campground. It was rainy and soggy. Our "pull through" was on grass. Washer and dryers are mega expensive. I don't think we would park here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed for 2 nights. Beautiful weather and close access to the golf course and driving range. The golf course is nice, challenging and walkable. The driving range has grass tees which I liked. But, the RV park (this is not a resort) is all gravel, the spots are small and it is right next to a major highway so you get road noise all day and night. Lots of mosquitoes! It's a shame they didn't do a better job designing this park as it is only a few years old. Looks like they were just interested in squeezing in as many RV spots as possible. Lots of monthly renters here also. The photos on their website are misleading. The WiFi works, on and off. I would not stay here again, there are better parks in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
THE GOOD: The park is very new and the main building (which houses the office, laundry room, bathrooms/showers, and a B&B upstairs) is very nice. They keep the bathrooms/showers reasonably clean and all of the machines in the laundry room are very new. They offer free Wi-Fi that has good signal coverage throughout the park and is usually quite fast. The RV park is associated with, and right next door to, the Royalwood Golf course, so if you're a golfer, you can't beat the convenience. The sites are reasonably sized, with bushes planted to try and create some privacy. THE BAD: There's little to no pavement, so the park is mostly a large gravel lot. In the dry summer months, it gets pretty dusty. The park is also right along TransCanada 1, so it can be a little noisy in the sites near the front of the park. Although the sites are reasonably sized, there are areas of the park where there isn't enough space between opposing rows of sites. So maneuvering a large motorhome/5th wheel into some spaces can be a challenge if there are too many other large vehicles in the same area. While they have attempted to create privacy with plantings, they only do it between every other site. So there's SOME privacy on one side of your space, but none on the other. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Most of those 193 sites are seasonal and the pull through sites where we were put were grass that was very un-level. The sites were so tight together that our neighbors sewer was in our sitting area, nice! There was one water hookup post per two sites so you better have a long hose. We were given the evil eye by several of the seasonal campers with one even spitting at me after he gave me a dirty look. Even though they have rules no one was enforcing them;our neighbors were up drinking and carrying on till the wee hours and judging by the noise around us it was a common occurrence. Bottom line we will not stay there again, even though the staff was fine, we'll stay elsewhere, next time we are in Chilliwack. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a disappointment. We were visiting family with two fifth wheels and they insisted on a reservation cost of $4.00 for each of us for staying a week. If we didn't have to be there, we wouldn't have. It was okay. Have to pay extra for WI-FI and for dogs. Nickel and dime We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here on Canada Day weekend and there were several hundred people crammed into every nook and cranny. Unless you like multiple huge gatherings of people and non stop noise from dawn to dusk, then this is not the campground for you. The hosts do a good job with the site though. There are a number of seasonal sites that are shoulder to shoulder. Our site was crammed under trees into a fence, and it was so dark we had to use lights to see inside the trailer all day. Also, make sure you have extra long cords etc for power water and sewer, as they are all out near the road. There are a couple of trails to the river, and fishing is available. This might be a more attractive campground on the shoulder season, but just be aware that in summer it is definitely not a peaceful retreat by the river. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice, well maintained park. Mixture of full service and wilderness sites. All sites are grass, some shade but most full service sites are out in the open. Located on the Vedder River, great for fishing in September and October. Clean washrooms and showers. Just a quick 10 minute drive into Chilliwack or to Cultus Lake. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.