May 24, 2018: Silver Skagit Road Conditions
Update on road conditions; Spring of 2018. Silver-Skagit Road has been partially ploughed. The road conditions are rough. Expect to encounter extensive potholing and sections of mud beyond the 20km mark. Ministry of Transportation contractors have commenced annual grading activities, but have not completed the grading of the road into the park. Further updates will be provided as work progresses. Please slow down, drive safely, and observe any closure and cautionary signage regarding road construction in the area. Expect industry traffic (logging trucks) along the road outside of the park.
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.
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
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|
|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|
|Full Service||April 27 – October 8|
Pets on Leash
Pit or Flush Toilets
Walk in / Wilderness Camping