July 21, 2020: Chittenden Meadows trail work
Trail work is occurring on the Chittenden Meadows trail July 23 – 25 in preparation for the installation of new bridges. Expect temporary delays and minor trail detours while this work is ongoing.
September 10, 2019: Prescribed Fire Program
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. In April 2021 Chittenden Meadows was burned for ecosystem restoration and to limit encroachment into the meadows. Visitors should expect to see scorched earth and other fire signs while the meadows regrow.
June 26, 2020: The Canada-US border is closed to all non-essential crossings until further notice
Visitors on Ross Lake are prohibited from crossing the International Boundary. The aforementioned travel restrictions have been implemented through agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America.
June 26, 2020 : Silvertip Campground remains closed due to impacts from the 2018 Silvertipped Creek fire
CAUTION – Hazards due to wildfire damage
Please be advised that there are significant risks associated with entering areas that have been burnt over by the 2018 wildfire.
Potential risks could include:
- Danger trees and overhead hazards – the integrity of trees whose trunks, roots or branches have been damaged by wildfire is unreliable
- Terrain instability resulting in landslides and falling or shifting debris and rock
- Amplified runoff after rainfall or snowmelt which could result in a rapid increase of water course depth and flow rates or flooding conditions
- Ash pits – may be deep and difficult to see
- Respiratory effects caused by breathing soot and charcoal for extended periods of time
- Post-wildfire hazards may last for several years or longer after a wildfire and may be triggered at any time with little or no warning.
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.
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.
Firewood can be purchased from a Park Attendant.
CASH ONLY: Please review the rates below and ensure that cash is brought for payment of services while visiting Skagit Valley as there are no alternative payment forms.
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|
|Firewood||1 for $12 or 3 for $32|
TOTAL NUMBER OF RESERVABLE SITES
|Vehicle Accessible Site||n/a|
|Walk In Sites||n/a|
|Full Service||April 30 – Oct 11|
Pets on Leash
Pit or Flush Toilets
Walk in / Wilderness Camping