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Camp at Jones Lake

Fraser Valley D, British Columbia

based on 1 reviews


Added by Rachel B

Enjoy beautiful lakefront camping with now crowds.

Southwest of Hope and just east of Chilliwack, Jones Lake is a recreation site at a reservoir lake in the coastal mountain range, managed by BC Hydro. Set below granite mountain peaks and surrounded by a dense forest (that is unfortunately being logged), this lake isn't pristine, but it sure is pretty. There is a total of 55 campgrounds in 3 campgrounds around the lake with pit toilets and room for parking. Remember that these spots don't have potable water, so be sure to bring your own.

From Chilliwack, follow Hwy 1 east for 32km (19.8 mi) until you reach Junction 153 / Jones Lake Forestry Road. Follow the 4WD road as it climbs up a 11km (6.8 mi) dirt road over the Fraser Valley. You can make this trip without a 4WD car, but it is a rough road. Once there, grab a camp spot at either the rec sites or on the beach between the giant tree stumps.

Note that BC Hydro claims this is a 'alcohol free zone', but I'm not sure how much this is enforced. Also, don't drink the water from the lake.

For more information, check out the Jones Lake page on BCHydro.com.

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Stand Up Paddle
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Picnic Area

Camp at Jones Lake Reviews

Jones is BEAUTIFUL, I cannot recommend it enough. Don’t go on a Grad weekend is all I suggest! It’s bumpy but any car will make it. I don’t suggest leaving the car at the bottom. When you get to the first fork in the road going up the hill turn right and the second fork a right again :) enjoy the no service, bring a picnic and in the snow time prepare for a lot of it up there but they do clear it so you can make it a little ways in.

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