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.
We stayed at Entrance Bay campground in Cultus Lake Prov Park. The double site we shared with friends was large enough to accommodate our 36' RV and their tent trailer. We did see and speak with a man who had reserved a site that was supposed to fit his big toy hauler and didn't. He was trying to find another he could fit in. The turns in this campground are tight. The washrooms are fairly clean and the shower is free, has excellent pressure and lots of hot water. Across the road is the lake and day use area with a boat launch, picnic tables, grassy areas, roped swimming area. The downside was the amount of Canadian Geese and their droppings. Rangers were very friendly and had ice and wood for sale. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are four campgrounds at this provincial park, located along Cultus Lake. I am reviewing them together since they are all very similar. When we were there only two of them were open, Delta Grove and Entrance Bay. Delta Grove campground is the only one with any views of the lake, and they are oblique views, not right on the water. There are no hookups at any sites. There are water taps located throughout the campground but they do not have threads so you will have to use a water “thief” to slip on the tap to fill your tank. There is a dump station with a $5.00 extra charge. Unfortunately, the dump station is located at the furthest point from the main entrance to the park. The sites are all heavily wooded so no satellite reception. We were able to pick up a cell tower with our Verizon Phones, but did not use them for data because of the cost of cell phone data in Canada, so no internet. The sites vary in size, with some quite large. A big rig could possibly fit, but there would be a lot of tight turns, so I would not really recommend it for anyone over around 35 feet and even that might be tight. There are also some low-hanging tree limbs to watch for. We were there on a Saturday night when about half of the sites were occupied and a Sunday night when the campground was almost vacant. Apparently it can get very busy on a weekend during prime summer season. Our site in the Entrance Bay campground was very private with lots of vegetation to shield us from our neighbors. The sites in the other campground were not as private. The park is managed by a park management company and they seem to do a very good job. The sites were clean and well kept, even nicely racked and the fire pit clean. You can buy firewood for $7.00 for a good-size bundle. We used this as a stop-over point from the TransCanada highway. We would probably not do that again since it was a little too far off the main highway and a little difficult to get to. Otherwise it is a very nice campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lindel beach thousand trails is the reason we cancelled our membership with thousand trails. We had people beside us that pushed every rule to the limit and beyond when they partied all night. The night watch was involved in the party and the next day the manager said they appologized so all is well. We ended up the next night having a huge battle with management and the trouble makers stayed and we were told to leave at midnight, down a twisty windy dark road. Over all the spots are one on top of the other and not much privicy. The power is sketchy when everyone has A/C on in the heat of the summer and the WIFI is only available in the clubhouse. We paid to have WIFI at our site once and it simply did not work for us, the signal was to weak. one of the old guys that works there seems to find it acceptable to walk into the ladies washroom, even when young girls are there. This continued even after we complained. Over all we did not find this very family friendly for us with our young girl. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had reservations and the Ranger said we may have trouble finding a site. Only thing left were tent sites with 15 amp. A camper told us the electric everywhere was suspect. Sites very close together, not an attractive park. Don't waste your time. We left without staying. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for free with our Thousand Trails membership. We tow our 40 foot fifth wheel with a semi truck. Overall length is 67 feet. It was a little tight getting to our site, but I took it slow and was able to get in without any trouble. We had a pull through site that was long enough to accommodate our truck, trailer, and Smart Car. I have a voltage regulator to monitor the electric, and we had no problems other than the fact that they only have 30 amp. The water pressure was a little low. Staff was friendly. They have a beautiful pool, and a nice clubhouse that offers modem hookup. The golf course next door has a nice restaurant. We would stay here again. If they had 50 amp and more water pressure I would have rated this park higher. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here on our TT membership for $0. Satellite access is not good on a lot of sites due to trees. Power (30Amp) is variable and poor at times. Wi-Fi is spotty. Staff and full time members are not that friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large park, mostly shaded by high trees (lakeside pitches were more open. Efficient but not particularly friendly reception, pitch level with fire pit with full service hookup. Site was closing down for the season so very empty when we got there, but I guess for a holiday site it will be good but the trees make it very gloomy (probably welcome sunshade in high summer!) We only did an overnight here, hence limited review. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very disappointed with this campground, had high hopes based on information from their web page. This campground is combined with seasonal and overnight campers and you can tell who gets the pristine sites. All overnighters including tenters are in the mud, so hope it does not rain. I was excited upon seeing the lake, however stayed away upon finding out there was a chance of "swimmers itch" and you should shower thoroughly after swimming. Way too many rules, more than I have ever encountered in my camping history. There are huge fines should you break the rules. My mistake in choosing this location. It is 1 hour, 30 minutes from Vancouver. So you may want to be closer to the city if you are touring Vancouver. There is absolutely no privacy: you are side by each. When I went to use the toilets at 6AM, I was rudely told that the bathroom was closed due to cleaning. Seems an odd time to clean the bathrooms/showers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A nice and clean campground with mountain views, on the water. Just within a 2 minute drive, is a swim area for dogs, located alongside the main boat launch. The gate house people can direct you. Take a nice long, level stroll on a beachside paved walkway that just seems to go forever. There are icecream shops, a pizza restaurant, a corner store and a neighborhood Pub with great meals! Super waterslides for the kids and parents! All are within a few minutes of this campground. Stunning scenery and several public beaches and picnic grounds here. "A Must" so check it out if you are in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Site was busy on a hot summer weekend. Lots of people noise. Quieted down right at quiet hour though. Clean nice. sites are dirt so can get muddy if it is raining. Lake is great for swimming and park is very kid friendly. Lots of seasonals. We camped here in a Motorhome.