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New RV Park to be built in E.C. Manning Provincial Park

Campgrounds are  open for the summer, and a BC Parks initiative is underway to build a new year-round RV park in E.C. Manning Provincial Park, which will feature full 50-amp RV hook-ups. Being one of the first in the provincial park system with these amenities, this Manning Park RV park will be located near 20 Minute Lake, along Gibson Pass Road.

Construction on this project will begin in summer 2020 and will be built with respect to the natural environment as much as possible. The park will have 95 sites on 18 acres of land and be managed by Manning Park Resort. Construction is expected to take all summer, and an estimated completion date is for late this fall.

Manning Park Resort owner, Kevin Demers, says he is “ecstatic” with this new project. “I welcome this exciting new BC Parks project, one of the first with full hook-ups in their system,” he says.

While construction is ongoing this summer, the 20 Minute Lake parking lot will be unavailable, and the existing hiking trail will be relocated to allow continued use this summer.

Coldspring and Mule Deer campgrounds are now open for reservations, and for first come, first serve walk-ins. Lightning Lake campground has now opened and the first loop of Hampton campground is scheduled to open this month. Parts of Hampton will remain closed for the foreseeable future due to an excessive amount of hazard trees.

Manning Park Resort has resumed accommodations, food and boathouse facilities for the summer, with increased COVID-19 precautions. Manning Park Resort is a year-round destination resort surrounded by many recreational activities including hiking, biking and canoeing. With full Resort amenities including a variety of accommodations, restaurant, pub and group facilities, The Resort is nestled in beautiful EC Manning Provincial Park, 45 minutes east of Hope on Highway #3.


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  1. This is wonderful news. We love Manning and we will be booking.

  2. That is awesome news! Congratulations to All it is going to be another wonderful place to RV in BC!👍

  3. This is devastating news. Not only will the air quality and the wilderness of the lake be destroyed now but will continue forever. Increasing the traffic at the lake picnic area and trails will be unmanageable . This is not a BC park but a resort ploy.

    • Sorry that you feel that way, Fred! The intention is not to take away from the natural setting, but to instead provide an alternate experience for campers to enjoy the lake and wilderness.

  4. Great news. I have ridden my bike around the new campground area the last few years checking out all the survey flags and wondering whether it was really going to happen.

  5. This sounds wonderful. Will there be washroom facilities open at it year round? As a lot of people who camp in the winter do not dewinterize.

    • Yes, it’s our understanding that there will be year-round facilities, including washrooms.

  6. Please put my name on the list when campsite is ready. Thankyou.

    • Hi there, we are not taking reservations for the new RV campground, but if you would like to know when we will, please sign up for our newsletter list here and we’ll let you know:

  7. awful idea. if you want to get the wilderness experience then it’s not in an R.V.

    • Thanks for your feedback, Denise. Although this year-round RV campground may not be the experience that you are looking for, we do have a number of other campgrounds in the park that might be better suited to what you’re looking for!

  8. I think this is a great idea for a 50 amp hook up campground in Manning Park and long overdue. B.C. is behind the times and these amenities are much needed in the province, along with more rest areas and washrooms for travellers. Kudos. Thanks

    • Glad you are excited for it, Carol!

  9. I am so excited, wonderful. Very happy for this initiative

  10. To quote that song..”Pave paradise and put up a parking lot”. There are lots of RV sites in BC, do we really need one in this pristine wilderness? It’s not just the equipment that will be rolling through, but the values of some in the RV crowd…the people who choose to “camp” with 3 flatscreen TV’s. I’m disappointed with this decision.

    • Hi Neil, Thanks for your feedback. The intention is not to take away from the natural setting, but to instead provide an alternate experience for campers to enjoy the lake and wilderness.

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