9 Excellent
Manning Park, British Columbia

Lightning Lake Campground

Manning Park, British Columbia

Gibson Pass Rd
Manning Park, British Columbia V0X 1R0
Phone: (604) 668-5953

Sites: 143
Recent Rate: $28 6/2016

Latitude: 49.062281438451
Longitude: -120.84395359796

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Been staying here for 50 yrs. Great trails, canoeing, great place and good programs for families. Lots of things to do. Got a bit noisy at times with some music shared by others. Quiet at night. Site #10 fit our 5th wheel with room to spare. Not as private due to garbage cans next to site. Staff friendly and helpful. We camped at Lightning Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hiking around lakes (about 1 1/2 hr ), no big hills. Day use area has beach area for families, short walk from campground. Picnic tables, place for boats. Amphitheater for evening programs.

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Review Count: 235
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The statements from the August 2011 review are still true. Except for the bugs, we didn't experience any. Take the paved road from Manning Park Lodge into the woods. The campground is about 5 km in. No cell phone reception there. Inside the campground the roads are gravel. The sites are well spaced between the trees, nevertheless fairly bright. Level was OK and there are some sites suitable for bigger rigs. The rate is higher than other Provincial Parks but here you will find very clean washrooms with flush toilets and hot showers included in the rate. Water spigots throughout the park. Easy beach access and nice, easy hikes around the lake. The campground has a nice playground as well. It is very quiet and dark at night. If you need to dump you will find a sani station (5$ fee) on your way in or out just 500 meters from the junction with the main highway. The park seems to be very popular with rentals, so expect some traffic on the campground roads in the late afternoon. Altogether it's the best Provincial Park campground we stayed in so far and will return whenever traveling in the area. We camped at Lightning Lake Campground in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the very best no-services forest campground. All sites are level gravel, very well spread out in a beautiful deep forest. There are no bad sites here, all are back-in, long enough for any rigs, and large enough for tents or bug screen shelters (you'll need one). Large picnic benches with steel shelf for BBQ. New unheated bathrooms, cleaner than yours at home, with free hot showers and dish washing sinks. Interior roads are oiled gravel to keep dust down. There are lake-front sites, but up a steep bank from the water. There is no dump station, and the nearest is three miles away and $5 Canadian . Campground is very quiet, several miles off the highway, and no powerboats on the lake. No cell service of any kind, this is wild country. The only thing keeping this from being a ten is paved roads and a sewer dump station. E.C. Manning is a very well kept secret, as beautiful as North Cascades National Park. We camped at Lightning Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice Provincial Park. Great trails around the Lightning Lake. Friendly Staff. Lots of big trees and separation from other sites. We camped at Lightning Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nicest park we have stayed in without hookups! Large level sites, wooded with big spaces between sites. We camped at Lightning Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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