Skagit Valley

Advisories

September 20, 2018: Skagit Valley Park closed

In the interest of public safety, BC Parks has closed this park until further notice, due to a near by wildfire and the damage caused.

Silver- Skagit Road- Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has closed Silver-Skagit Road at the 32km mark.

Silver Lake campground is still open for campers and park users as well as all other campgrounds in the Fraser Valley Provincial parks.

Park visitors with a reservation impacted by the Skagit Valley Park closure should contact the Park Operator or call Discover Camping at 1-800-689-9025, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.

August 8, 2018: Skagit Valley Park will be closed as of noon on Thursday, August 9, 2018
A forest fire is burning approximately 1.3km from Silvertip Campground, and approximately 1km from the Skagit Park access road. BC Parks and BC Wildfire Service are closing the park in response to an anticipated wind event and resulting fire activity. The park will be closed until further notice.

Silver Lake campground is still open for campers and park users as well as all other campgrounds in the Fraser Valley Provincial parks.

Park visitors with a reservation impacted by the Skagit Valley Park closure should contact the Park Operator or call Discover Camping at 1-800-689-9025, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.

July 30, 2018: The parasite causing Swimmer’s Itch may be present in Ross LakeTo prevent rash; rub waterproof sunscreen onto exposed skin before going into the water. It is also recommended to towel dry promptly and vigorously after leaving the water. Rinsing off with fresh water may also reduce your risk. The only way to guarantee non-exposure to the swimmer’s itch parasite is to avoid swimming in waters where it is present.

June 20, 2018: Silver Skagit Road Conditions
Update on road conditions. Grading and sealing of the Silver-Skagit Road has now been completed. It is a loose surface road that provides access to several active logging areas before the park entrance. Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution and to use headlights at all times. Watch for wildlife and be aware of logging trucks and other industrial equipment. Extra caution should be taken after rain when road surfaces can become muddy and slippery. ATVs and uninsured vehicles are not permitted on Silver Skagit Road.

May 24, 2018: Prescribed Fire Program
Expect to see downed trees in the Chittenden Meadow area. Staff from the BC Wildfire Service with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, are working in collaboration with BC Parks to bring prescribed fire back to the Skagit Valley Provincial Park landscape. During the Fall of 2017, wildland firefighters worked with BC Parks staff to remove encroachment trees and other vegetation from Chittenden Meadow in preparation for a prescribed burn (planned for Fall 2018). Visitors to Chittenden Meadow will note a number of felled trees. These trees will be part of the prescribed burn, adding nutrients to the soil and supporting the growth of grasses, wildflowers and shrubs. Evidence suggests that prescribed fire was a tool regularly used to manage the landscape by aboriginal peoples in the area. The unusual occurrence of Ponderosa Pine trees in Chittenden Meadow is likely the result of this fire-tolerant species surviving past fires. Their presence is one of the many reasons the meadow is a special place for our park visitors to enjoy.

Swimming: Campers and swimmers should be aware that SWIMMERS ITCH may be present within Ross Lake. For more information on the treatment and prevention of swimmers itch, check out the BC Healthfiles page.

Note: Please review the rates below and ensure that cash is brought for payment of services while visiting the Skagit Valley as there are no alternative payment forms.

Visitor Services

Firewood can be purchased from a Park Attendant.

About Skagit Valley

Skagit Valley is located approximately 140 km from Vancouver and can be accessed via the Trans-Canada Highway south of Hope. The road to the Skagit Valley area beyond the highway is unpaved and requires caution. The road is shared with logging trucks and other industrial equipment.

The Skagit Valley was carved by retreating glaciers and is characterized by excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in a natural, wilderness setting. Visitors can enjoy hiking along 50 km of trails, river fishing, picnicking, swimming and horseback riding. Skagit Valley Park includes two campgrounds and a horse campground.  Silvertip Campground is located beside a river and the campground at Ross Lake is located on the lakeshore. Witworth Horse Camp includes pull-through campsites for vehicles with horse trailers and each campsite has its own horse corral.

For more information about Skagit Valley please visit the BC Parks website.

Skagit Valley Rates and Fees

CAMPSITE FEE

Drive-in 18.00
Drive-in (Senior) 9.00

GROUP CAMPSITE FEE

Group Base Rate – per night, per site, per party 80.00
Group Additional Person (Adult 16+) – per night, per site, per party 5.00
Group Additional Person (Child 6yo – 15yo) – per night, per site, per party 1.00
Youth Group – per night, per group 50.00
Youth Group – per night, per extra person 1.00

PARKING FEES

Second Vehicle – Drive-in 9.00
Second Vehicle – Drive-in (Senior) 4.50
Total Number of Sites
Vehicle Accessible Site Ross Lake = 88
Silver Tip = 43
Whitworth = 11
Walk In Sites n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF RESERVABLE SITES

Vehicle Accessible Site n/a
Walk In Sites n/a

OPERATIONAL DATES

Full Service April 27 – October 8

 

PARK LOCATION

PARK FACILITIES

Activities

  • Canoeing

    Canoeing

  • Cycling

    Cycling

  • Fishing

    Fishing

  • Hiking

    Hiking

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback Riding

  • Interpretive Programs

    Interpretive Programs

  • Pets on Leash

    Pets on Leash

  • Swimming

    Swimming

Facilities

  • Boat Launch

    Boat Launch

  • Camp Fires

    Camp Fires

  • Drinking Water

    Drinking Water

  • Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

  • Pit or Flush Toilets

    Pit or Flush Toilets

  • Vehicle Camping

    Vehicle Camping

  • Walk in / Wilderness Camping

    Walk in / Wilderness Camping

  • Wheelchair Access

    Wheelchair Access