A pleasant beach area with lightly forested upland, Adams Lake (Bush Creek Site) Provincial Park is popular for fishing and boating. As few facilities are available, visitors should be self-sufficient campers.
See also Adams Lake Marine Park – Spillman Beach, or Poplar Point or Refuge Bay.
There is an undeveloped gravel boat-launching area. There is a small parking area for vehicles/boat trailers at the bottom of the entrance road before the camping area. Please check with the Park Operator before parking any vehicles/trailers in the parking area. Please note vehicles are prohibited from parking on any roadways within the park.
While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood is not provided in this park by the Operator. However, you are more then welcome to bring your own firewood as long as it meets current campfire restrictions of 0.5 meter X 0.5 meter in size.
Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act ). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Fishing is popular at Adams Lake for kokanee and rainbow trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Access to the park is closed after snowfall accumulations are deep enough to make the road unsafe.
Cycling is permitted only on public and park roads. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Adams Lake Provincial Park – Bush Creek Site. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.
The park is located on the southwestern shores of Adams Lake. 15 km of paved and gravel road from Hwy #1 at Squilax, east of Kamloops, 30 km north of Chase. Take the Holding/Adams Lake West Road off the Squilax-Anglemont Road. The closest communities, towns and cities to this park are: Scotch Creek, Sorrento, Salmon Arm, Kamloops and Chase.
This park proudly operated by:
Shuswap Adams Parks Ltd.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.