Adams Lake (Bush Creek Site) Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Vehicle use prohibited on the foreshore of Adams Lake (Bush Creek).
Visitors to the campground this year will note a significant change within the site. All unauthorized vehicle access trails to the foreshore, and beach areas of the park have been blocked with concrete barricades. Vehicle and RV use on the beach front will not longer be permitted. This is to prevent environmental damage, assist with physical distancing protocols, and provide for unencumbered public use of the foreshore. Failure to respect this direction will lead to eviction from the park, and may lead to additional charges under the Park Act. Beach front is now available for all visitors to use during stay within the Park.
About This Park
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.
Established Date: May 20, 2004
Park Size: 100 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Adams is a large lake, and subject to gusts of strong wind. Note that there are few pullouts available during the high water of May and June.
- Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park.
- Visitors must stay on the trails and within the viewing area. Rocks and river edges can be extremely slippery.
- The nearest telephone is located at Adams Lake Store, approximately 5 km from the park.
- Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in provincial parks, except within your campsite.
- Adams Lake West Forest Service Road frequently has heavy logging truck traffic. Use caution on this road and yield to logging trucks.
- Please help to prevent the spread of Eurasian Water Milfoil by removing all weeds from your boat and motor before launching and after removing from the lake.
- All Boaters: Please be advised that overnight parking for boat launch use is not permitted. Only vehicles registered for overnight camping will be permitted. All other vehicles will be towed at owners expense.
Location and Maps
Nature and Culture
- History: The area was established as a Recreation Area in 1988. It was designated as a park in 1997 as a result of the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan.
- Cultural Heritage: The park has a number of known archaeological sites.
- Conservation: The park protects beaches and shoreline on Adams Lake as well as mixed forests of aspen, birch, willow, Douglas-fir and cedar.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this 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.