3 Parks near Dease Lake, British Columbia
May 2016 - $15.00
Be forwarned - Wilderness Camping means NO SERVICES. No hook ups, no dump, just cleared sites and pit toilets. When I asked about the advertised free W-Fi, was advised "Wi-Fi is down" (but my computer showed their locked link was up). They offer laundry services for $11 (including soap)- they run a portable generator to get power for you to wash a load.
Dirt road from highway leads down towards lake. very steep - if it was wet or you had a big, heavy rig, you might have issues. Tree covered sites relatively level, some are very tight, others wide. Picnic table and fire rings at sites. There is a boat ramp and dirt dock if you bring a boat or want to go fishing.
It was beautiful and quiet in the trees with the wind coming across the lake. We made do with what we had, but if I'm paying for dry camping with an RV, at minimum I want public toilets/showers, a dump station, and potable water like you'd find at a provincial or state park, otherwise it's the same as boondocking in a parking lot.
Price is $25/night unless you have Passport America, when it's $15. Firewood is available at $10 bundle (May '16). - yesmar
Jun 2014 - $23.00
Winding road down off of Hwy 37 to get to campground. Only one pull-through, which we got - a little tight but doable. Wi-Fi was okay. Owner knocked on door at 1030 PM and told us to turn off our generator! Got up early, left and drove up to a rest stop where we stopped, turned on the generator and made our coffee! Would probably not stay there again as $23 seems a lot to pay for Wi-Fi and not be able to use your generator. - Retired FL CSM
Aug 2013 - $23.00
This is a commercial campground along the Cassiar Highway about 7 miles north of the town of Dease Lake. There is short, steep dirt road leading down to the campground located along the shore above Dease Lake. There are no hookups of any kind and there is no potable water nor is there a dump station (despite what it says in some guide books). There are pit toilets. There is Wi-Fi as long as the campground generator is on, which seems to be most of the day. You can get the signal at the first few sites near the office and it is reasonably fast. Our Verizon phone did not have a signal and there were too many trees for a satellite signal. A few of the sites have a view of the lake, but most sites have views that are blocked by trees. The sites are reasonably well separated and there is some vegetation to provide a bit of privacy. There are picnic tables and a fire ring at the sites and there is firewood sold. The owner lives on site and is very nice and personable. Although it might be possible, it would be tight for a big rig. The price is a bit steep for no amenities except WiFi. Next time, we would probably bypass this campground and either camp at a Provincial Park or a commercial park with some hookups. We had to pay $10 for dumping and water at a campground in Dease Lake. At the same park, it would have cost $23 for a site with electric and water and dumping would have been free. It is difficult because the campground owner is so nice, but we would likely not stay here again. - TheJim
Jun 2016 - $8.00
This is a pleasant little basic campground with no services except garbage cans, outhouse, and water spigot situated right along the river. At $10 Canadian, it's a clean and affordable place to stop for the night. There were no other campers there the night we stayed. The site was level and we had a picnic table. Better suited to small to medium size rigs. It's close to the highway, but the sites further back were fairly quiet and there isn't much traffic at night. Bugs weren't bad, which was not the case at several other stops we made on the Cassiar Highway. Would stay again. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Sites are level gravel and most are about 60' long with 15' between sites. There's a few immature trees and limited grass to break up the gravel. There's no cell phone, no cable TV, and trees might prevent satellite. Park wifi wouldn't connect. There's a pay RV wash that's located in the rocks and mud off to one side. Petro Canada nearby has fuel. This park is okay for an overnight but it's no gem. Owner is fanatical about no washing or rinsing, even just to clean your windshield. Go slow or you'll miss the somewhat hidden turn in to the park. - Danno
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Arrived at this place mid-afternoon and it was empty. Drove through to make sure they had the amenities we needed and as we did the owner came outside and was staring at us. I parked and went inside to register and the first words out of his mouth were: "What you think yer doin drivin thru my place?" I thought he was kidding as most of the Canadian RV proprietors were nice and had something of a sense of humor. My mind changed about that when he asked the question again and I told him why. He then said "Of course I have hookups" and proceeded to toss the registration pad on the counter. At that point I decided that he didn't really need my business so I thanked him and walked out. I wasn't sure what his problem was but he sure had an attitude for a business owner who had surplus inventory and not a lot of customers. Needless to say, we didn't stay long enough to hook up or use any facilities but from the looks of what we saw it was a treeless parking lot, not very inviting and certainly not very welcoming. Absolutely not recommended. - mkn
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Nothing fancy but nice level pull-through sites with full hookups. Utilities worked well and the Wi-Fi was good. Easy in and out of the campground and easy to get around in. The site we had was just long enough for our 40' motorhome and Jeep. We would stay here again. - dandg