Camping + RV Parks

From private campgrounds to BC Parks, Kamloops has great options for camping in and around the city. Here are a few of the more popular options.

City Campgrounds

Stay close to the city at one of these Kamloops city campgrounds. Amenities include hook ups for RVs.

BC Provincial Parks

BC Parks campgrounds usually offer both reservable and FCFS (first come, first served) sites, day-use areas, and improved facilities.

  • Lac Le Jeune - Just 30 mins south of Kamloops, this 144 site campground also has a day-use area and is ideal for fishing, paddling, swimming, and picnicking.
  • Paul Lake - Also 30 mins northeast of Kamloops, this campground features 90 sites surrounded by trees. Enjoy the large day-use area, play in the lake, or hike up Gibraltar Rock.
  • Tunkwa Lake - Located 1-hour southwest of Kamloops, Tunkwa Lake Provincial Park contains two large man-made trout-fishing lakes and has 275 FCFS sites.

Recreation Sites

Recreation Sites provide a simple, rustic camping experience. They are FCFS, generally located in remote areas accessed by gravel forestry roads, and offer only basic facilities like picnic tables, fire pits, and  outhouses.

  • Isobel Lake - 40 mins north of Kamloops, Isobel Lake has 19 sites. It's a popular spot for hiking, fishing, paddling & biking. 
  • Campbell Lake - 45 mins southeast of Kamloops, Campbell Lake has 31 campsites and is popular for fishing.
  • Edith Lake - 25 mins south of Kamloops, Edith Lake has 14 exposed sites and is a popular spot for fishing and paddling.
  • Duffy Lake - 45 mins west of Kamloops, Duffy Lake has 52 campsites and is popular with fishers & motorized ORV users.

Camping Resources

Firewood

  • Most provincial campgrounds with services sell bundles of firewood (cash only).
  • Most gas stations sell small bundles of firewood.

Sani Stations

  • Learn more on sani-station locations, hours, fees, and amenities.

BC Parks Reservation System

Emergency Preparedness

Kamloops is the central hub for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Okanagan. Year-round there are natural disasters that could affect your travel plans. Please visit these sites to ensure you are able to travel without complications.

  • Drive BC for updates on traffic, road, and weather conditions on BC's provincial Highways.
  • BC Parks for updates on provincial park closures.
  • Wildfire Service for updates on wildfires in the region
  • Emergency Info BC for updates during partial and full-scale provincial emergencies.
  • Rec Sites & Trails for updates on alerts, closures and warnings at BC Rec Sites.

 

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