There are some great Similkameen campgrounds & RV Parks in the Keremeos, area including Cawston, Hedley, and Princeton BC. The lower Similkameen Valley is part of Canada's only temperate desert lands which has one of the highest concentrations of rare birds, reptiles and mammals in Canada. There's lots to do in this area like fishing and floating the Similkameen River. Plus, there's some super cool things to see such as the Red Bridge and Old Grist Mill. And the Similkameen Valley is known for it's organic farming.
The Similkameen Valley BC is famous for its western adventure, ranching and gold mining, range drives, rodeos, horseback riding guest ranches, wilderness adventures, and special events like the Similkameen Pow Wow.
Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park, 30 minutes from Keremeos, with its amazing mountain tops and waterfalls, the Red Bridge, the Mascot Gold Mines, the Keremeos Columns basalt formations, and the most spectacular scenery ranging from Cottonwood groves to incredible alpine peaks with cerulean lakes and mountain meadows are simply breathtaking!
The Similkameen Valley claims itself as the 'fruit capital of Canada'. And certainly, it's known around here for it's organic fruits and vegetables. Every year the Similkameen Sizzle Pepper Festival takes place in the fall, which is highly popular here. Similkameen Country website generally has current details on upcoming Sizzlefest festivals.
Eagle RV Park and Campground
Location: Situated right in Keremeos
A full service RV park, sites are pull thru, green grass and they accommodate big RV's
Cathedral Lakes Lodge
Telephone: 250-492-1606 Toll Free: 1-888-255-4453
Location: Cathedral Provincial Park Keremeos; Turn off Hwy 3, 2 km west of Keremeos, cross red covered bridge continue 22 km on Ashnola Rd - 10 kms paved, 12 kms gravel. Base camp is between K11 and K12 on Ashnola Rd.
Cabins, campground, lodge, resort, tenting. Mountain wilderness retreat area. Hot tub, canoe, rowboat rental, alpine hiking, biking. 100 sites some with tent pads and firepits. Campgrounds at Quiniscoe Lake, Lake of the Woods, Pyramid Lake; arrange transport from base camp to campgrounds.
Riverhaven RV Park and Motel - Hedley BC
Location: 4 km west of Hedley, 36 km east of Princeton on the Similkameen River. Open May 1 - Oct 30, shaded sites, full hook ups, pull-through sites, sandy beach, fishing. Free showers, swimming, fishing and rafting, laundry, internet, small pets, and central fire pit.
Gold Mountain RV Park & Campground - Hedley BC
Location: 6171 Hwy 3; 21 miles (35 km) east of Princeton and 2.4 miles (4 km) west of Hedley on Hwy 3. Open May - October, 4 cozy cabins, 24 serviced sites with 30 amp pull-throughs, free wireless internet, clean washrooms, laundry, campg store, playground. Giant chess, horseshoes, putting green. All sites have a grassy area each with picnic table and fire pit. Swim, fish, tube, pan for gold. 5 min. to Hedleys Mascot Gold Mine Tours.
Princeton Municipal RV Park & Campground - Princeton BC
Location: 365 Hwy 3 East
Open May - Sep 30, 73 sites, tenting, RV, trailer, 30 amp service, showers, laundry, sani-dump, Wi-Fi.
With popular K Mountain as a backdrop, Keremeos, BC is a friendly, peaceful community. In the fall we've enjoyed some of our favorite family day trips to the Similkameen including the Keremeos Grist Mill and day trips to Bear's Farm Market.
There are beautiful Similkameen campgrounds at provincial parks in the Similkameen Valley. Here we've added three of our favorite and popular spots between Princeton BC and Keremeos.
Grist Mill Campground - Keremeos, BC
Location: 2691 Upper Bench Rd
Family-oriented heritage site next to Keremeos Creek and the Grist Mill, 11 sites, power hook-ups 15 or 30 amp on standard receptacles, water, picnic tables and fire rings
Stemwinder Provincial Park - Between Hedley & Princeton BC
Location: BC Hwy 3 north of Hedley and east of Princeton
27 campsites, hand pump for water, quiet campground, popular for fishing, no swimming beach. All provincial campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. (click the 'Make A Reservation' link)
Bromley Rock Provincial Park - Princeton BC
Location: East of Princeton via Hwy 3, about 21km
Along the Similkameen River, highly popular spot for floating the river, 17 campsites, lots of shade and also popular for hiking
When your camping at Similkameen campgrounds, or any other campground in the Okanagan, and you venture out into wilderness territory, be aware of wildlife you may encounter and always stay safe in the outdoors. We hope you have a wonderful camping vacation!
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