manning park camping

An Authentic Canadian Outdoor Experience

Reconnect with nature when you book your Manning Park camping vacation. Choose from a wide range of options including lakeside campsites, wilderness camping, group camping, and more – there’s so much to explore!

There are five family campsites conveniently situated close to Manning Park Resort in the Similkameen River basin. These campgrounds are popular in the warmer months, and many families have been coming back year after year to enjoy the various outdoor activities that we have on offer. We manage four of the five campgrounds on behalf of BC Parks (Lightning Lake, Mule Deer, Coldspring and Hampton), and Headwaters Horse Corral is run by Manning Park Resort.

Many of the camping sites are also the starting point for scenic backcountry camping in E.C. Manning Provincial Park. Backcountry camping fees can be paid at Manning Park Resort or at the Manning Park Visitor Centre.

For larger groups of fifteen people or more, there are three different sites (one of which is open year-round) that are good options groups of RV campers, tenting groups, and youth groups. Bookings should be made with BC Parks.

Skyview RV Campground features large pull-through and back-in sites. All winter sites offer full services with 50-amp power, water, and sewer. The 32 summer use sites have 30-amp power, water and sewer. A large, bright modern washhouse is available year-round. 

Our campgrounds (asides from Hampton & Mule Deer) are connected to the Manning Park trail network and have all the facilities you need for an unforgettable stay.

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Please Note!

All Manning Park camping reservations MUST be made through BC Parks. Manning Park Resort and Manning Park Visitor Centre do not facilitate any requests for camping reservations. Please call 1-800-689-9025 or visit to make your camping reservation.

Check-in time is 1pm and check-out time is 11am

Family Campsites

Experience the Best of Alpine Winter Camping

Skyview RV Campground $53 / NIGHT (includes hydro, sewer, water) OPEN See Skyview RV Campground information here.
Lone Duck One GROUP OPEN 15-50 PERSONS – 100% RESERVATIONS ONLY Shelter with wood stove, fire pit, pit toilets, camping area. Firewood available from Country Store.
Lightning Lake Day Use WINTER FCFS – $13 / PARTY CLOSED Self-contained units can camp in the Lightning Lake Day Use Area parking lot. Pit toilet facilities, no water. No tenting or fires permitted in this area.
Lone Duck Two GROUP OPEN 15-50 PERSONS 100% RESERVATIONS ONLY. Shelter, Lake Access, Trail Access
Cambie Creek GROUP CLOSED 15-50 PERSONS 100% RESERVATIONS ONLY – from December  20 – March 31, 2022 Winter Camping Only, Pit Toilets, Backcountry Nordic Trail Access

rules and reminders

  • All campground opening and closing dates in Manning Park are weather dependent.
  • Firewood can be purchased for $12.00 at the Manning Park Country Store, Visitor Centre, at the Lightning Lake and Skyview Gatehouses, and from fee collectors.
  • All sales are cash only. An ATM is located in the lobby of Manning Park Lodge.
  • A Manning Park camping party consists of one vehicle and a maximum of 4 adults (16+) and 8 persons, including children (under 16). Additional vehicles will be charged extra.
  • All tents and vehicles must remain on the designated camping site at all times.
  • All pets must remain on a leash at all times anywhere within the Park. Pets are not permitted on beaches or in Park buildings. There are no off-leash areas in Manning Park.
  • Do not remove any material from the forest for any reason. Do not collect dead wood for fires, sticks for hot dogs, flowers, berries, mushrooms, rocks, logs, or anything else from anywhere within Manning Park.
  • Do not leave your fire unattended for any amount of time. Fires must be contained in the fire ring provided. Please follow all posted fire notices, restrictions, or bans that may be in effect.
  • Do not leave food or garbage unattended. Place coolers, pop, canned goods, and any other items back in your vehicle before you go to bed or leave your site for any amount of time.
  • Do not hang litter bags in trees and regularly place garbage in the animal-proof containers. Help all of us practice bear safety!
  • In Provincial Parks and Protected Areas, smoking is only permitted within a designated frontcountry campsite or group campsite, occupied by a registered party or their guests. This restriction applies to the smoking and / or vaping of tobacco, cannabis, or other substances.

The breathtakingly beautiful setting of Lightning Lake makes it Manning Park Resort’s premier campground. Set deep in the park overlooking Lightning Lake, it features three shower buildings, shared access to two beaches, and regular naturalist programs at the amphitheatre during peak season.

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rates & info

RATE/NIGHT $35 / Party
RESERVABLE FROM July 1 – October 2

Please Note!

Group campsites have been repurposed at this park

Due to ongoing operational changes as part of BC Parks COVID-19 response, group campsites have been repurposed at this park for new family camping opportunities. Please check the BC Parks COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information.

Other Manning Park Camping

Check-In and Reservations

Lone Duck keys are available for pick up only from Manning Park Lodge front desk. Guests MUST submit a $20 cash refundable deposit for the key. Check-in time is: 1:00pm.

Please note! The Gatehouse never has possession of the keys, and will be unable to access them.

For more information regarding Skyview RV Campground, contact us: [email protected]

Phone: 604 668 5954

Please note: Check-in time is 1pm, and check-out time is 11am.