Camp at Jones Lake

Rate this Adventure Canada Jones Lake, BC

Added by Rachel Kristensen

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

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Stove
  • Food
  • Hammock
  • Kayak
  • Kite
  • Bocce set
  • Chairs
  • Firewood
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More



Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Stand Up Paddle

Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Picnic Area

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Rachel Kristensen

Travel Blogger | Adventure Seeker | Tour Leader | Find me regularly @meandertheworld on Instagram.

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to Bragg Creek Ice Cave

Canada / Canyon Creek Trail

Also known as Moose Mountain Ice Cave, Canyon Creek Ice Cave and Ing Mine. The cave is located on the west side of Moose Ridge andhas a huge entrance, it is approximately1,600 ft. in depth.

Rayne Grein
1 Saves

Hike through McGillivray Canyon

Canada / Mcgillivray Slabs Trailhead

Between Pigeon Mountain and Mount McGilliveray, pull off the road and slow down until you see a little dirt road turn off to the large parking area.

Rayne Grein
2 Saves

Hike the Wild Pacific Trail

Canada / Wild Pacific Trail

Drive south west on Coast Guard drive to the parking lot for the wild coast trail to your left (where the pin is). Park in the parking lot, and head to the trailhead where the big sign board is.

John Entwistle
7 Saves