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Skagit Valley Provincial Park
Skagit River Trail Advisory: A portion of the bridge spanning the Skagit River on the NE (E.C. Manning) end of the trail is closed for public safety reasons. Visitors to Sumallo Grove will be able to utilize the bridge as a viewing platform, but will not be able to safely cross over from E.C. Manning into Skagit Valley Park. Visitors accessing the Skagit River Trail from the trailhead in Skagit Valley Park will not be able to safely hike the trail. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
New for 2013: A brand new playground was installed at Ross Lake campground along with all new picnic tables. Many of the pit toilets were replaced or upgraded for this upcoming camping season!
Bear Safety AdvisoryBears are very active in this park. Read the bear safety information.
Ross Lake campground is located on a reservoir. The level of the water in the reservoir fluctuates greatly. July and August are the only months when the lake is at full pool. Other times there is no water at all on the Canadian side.
About This Park
The Skagit Valley was carved by retreating glaciers and is characterized by excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in a natural, wilderness-like setting. Visitors can enjoy hiking along 50 km of trails, river fishing, camping, and picnicking.
Park Size: 27,964 hectares
- Ross Lake campground is located on a reservoir. The level of the water in the reservoir fluctuates greatly. July and August are the only months when the lake is at full pool, other times there is no water at all on the Canadian side.
- For access and information on the US parks year-round, please phone North Cascades National Park at 1-360-854-7200 or visit their website.
- It is illegal to operate an uninsured/unlicenced motor vehicle in any provincial park, recreation area or campground.
- Nearest sani-station facility is located in Hope, B.C.
- The Skagit River is susceptible to extreme water level velocities during the spring and summer run-off season.
- Access is by a loose surfaced (gravel/dirt) public road. Please drive safely.
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
|Ross Lake campground - May 1 - October 14
Silver Tip campground - May 1 - October 14
Whitworth Horse camp - May 1 - October 14
Please note: Gate is closed during the off-season. Opening date may change due to snow pack or other weather conditions.
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||Ross Lake campground – May 1 – October 14
Silver Tip campground – May 1 – October 14
Whitworth Horse camp – May 1 – October 14
Please note: Opening date may change due to snow pack or other weather conditions.
|Campground Reservable Dates: For group site only||May 1 to October 13|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||– Ross Lake = 88
– Silver Tip = 43
– Whitworth Horse camp = 11
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. During the off-season park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. If the park or campground are closed for other reasons, information is noted in the "Attention Visitor Notice" at the top of this page.|
ReservationsReservations for individual campsites are not accepted at this park - all campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Group Camp/Picnic Reservations:
Group campsite reservations are accepted at this park for dates between May 1 to October 14. All reservations must be made through Discover Camping.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
The Silver/Skagit Road, which joins Highway #1 three kilometres west of Hope, provides access to the Park. It is 37 km from Highway #1 to the entrance portal and a further 23 km to Ross Lake Reservoir and the Canada-USA border.
The Silver/Skagit Road is a well maintained, 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.
Note: There are no commercial facilities in the Skagit Valley that provide food, lodging, gas or any other goods or services. Visitors should be equipped with supplies and fuel before leaving Hope or Silver Creek for the Skagit Valley Provincial Park.
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Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Master Plan for Skagit Valley Park in pdf format. [PDF 567.77KB]
This is NOT the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
Activities Available at this Park
Horseback riding is permitted on the Skagit River Trail, Centennial Trail and to the boundary of E.C. Manning Park on the Skyline II Trail. Horseback riding is not permitted on the Skyline II in E.C. Manning Park. There is an eleven-unit horse camp near Whitworth Meadows near the Skyline II Trail head. There are approximately 50 kilometers of horse trails in Skagit Park.
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
All water is tested weekly and suitable and suitable for drinking unless posted otherwise.
Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum.
Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $70.00/group site/night, plus $4/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15).
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
There is parking available for 2 vehicles at each site. There is no extra parking available.
If there are no staff to direct you to a campsite, choose a site with no camping receipt posted on the campsite number post; staff will come around to collect fees. Cash is the only form of payment accepted.
The closest store and pay phone is in Hope approximately 60 km away.
The gates to each campground listed above are closed and locked during the winter months only (Oct to May) yearly.
There are no winter camping opportunities offered in this park as only 5 km of the 50 km access road is maintained during the winter months.