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“Avoid Camping Here!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park

Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park
Ranked #8 of 49 things to do in Chilliwack
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Chilliwack, Canada
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77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Avoid Camping Here!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

While both the park itself and Chilliwack Lake are without question stunning and worth the trip, I can't say the same for the government run Provincial camp grounds. I had planned on staying at the site for three nights, but cut my trip short after an awful single night. I encountered rampant drug use, drunkenness, loud music, fighting, swearing, firearms, dogs off the leash barking, etc. It all started at about 4:00PM that day, and the partying went nonstop all night and well into the next morning. When I asked one of the apparent ring leaders from the main party, a prominent local real estate agent, to turn things down for the evening as it was after curfew, I was threatened with an assault. I did report this immediately to one of the Provincial Camp Hosts as she drove through on patrol. She responded by saying that there was nothing that she could do, because the local R.C.M.P. refused to drive all the way out there to back her up. She recommend that if I felt in danger that I should leave, and that is what I did a short time later. What a waste of time and money! Needless to say, my written followup complaint with the park operator received no response. Definitely not family friendly, relaxing, inviting, or safe. Hopefully in future the government will clean this place up, but until that time I would strongly advise that you avoid it at all costs!

Visited September 2013
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Chilliwack, Canada
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98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Nice treed sites, Dog beach.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

No Provincial parks have hook ups, unlike the lovely State Parks of our neighbours. Chilliwack lake has large, treed sites. The lake can be cold so August would be the best time to go. There aren't any lake front sites as the lake is at the bottom of an incline but it does have a sandy dog beach which is a rarity. It's usually packed with dogs and families on that side but still nice to have. Only pit toilets but they are clean. Very few mosquitos, possibly due to the elevation and the fact that the lake is so cold.

Visited May 2014
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British Columbia
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163 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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“great recreational area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

love it here-the scenery, the fresh air. wonderful day/overnight hiking, fishing, camping...(too bad there are so many people that come up and ruin it with litter/noise).

Visited January 2014
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