Campground Openings in E.C. Manning Park this year

The sunshine in the past few days have melted a ton of snow at Manning Park and that gets us excited for camping season! Are you itching to get outside?

We are busy getting the campgrounds ready for the season and are expecting that we will be able to open Mule Deer next weekend (May 5th-6th). We will advise if there’s any changes to this opening date. Please note that a boil water advisory will be in effect upon opening.

We are assessing the snow at Hampton and Coldspring and are hoping to open it later in May.There is still lots of snow in the Lightning Lake campground. Stay tuned for updates on Hampton campground!

Please note that Rhododendron Flats roadside attraction is now open. Some bridge maintenance at West Gate means that the opening will be delayed.

Thanks for your enthusiasm for the camping season and see you soon!

Campground reservation dates are as follows. If the campground opens earlier, sites are First Come, First Serve. Book your campsite at by calling 1-800-689-9025 or visit discovercamping.ca

Updates from BC Parks in E.C. Manning Park this year

 

There are some exciting updates from BC Parks planned for this year in E.C. Manning Provincial Park. We are happy to share some of the great news that BC Parks has announced:

Hampton Campground continues to get some incredible upgrades to complement the new wash houses that were installed last year. This May, plans are in motion to build a kid’s bike park as well as a playground. Now with expanded views, wash house and more sites, Hampton is proving to be a coveted camping spot!

Lone Duck group facility now has two beautiful, brand new shelters that were built last spring, as well as large wash sinks installed.  The final touches will be completed this spring completing this project.

Buckhorn backcountry camp is being looked at for an expansion, with an upgraded shelter, similar to that of the Lone Duck campsite.

BC Parks has also unrolled their Student Ranger Program. This program will bring 6 student rangers to Manning Park to assist with trail maintenance.

Lots of plans are in place for maintaining and renovating trails. We are excited and supportive of the great efforts of BC Parks, as well as the Friends of Manning Park group that volunteers an incredible amount of work in the park!

If you want to get involved and help out with some of the work bees planned for this summer, contact the Friends of Manning Park Facebook page for more information.