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Vehicle-accessible camping

Goldpan has 14 camping sites on a first come, first served basis. Each site is situated above the river bank and provides a view of the river. These sites are small to medium in size and can accommodate tents, campers and medium sized trailers. Large camping units will have trouble maneuvering the roadways of this small park. There is a turn around at each end of the park allowing a limited turning radius. 

Most sites are provided some shade, depending on the time of day. There are two double campsites. During July and August, this is a very popular campground and begins filling up by 4pm to 5pm. The gates at Goldpan are not closed at night. The closest store is located at Spences Bridge, 10 km north.

During the camping season, overnight visitors can now pay at the campground with a self-registration system. Only cash is accepted. Deposit cash in the envelope (change will be provided when attendant arrives if you do not have correct amount), fill out the information and place in the vault provided at the information kiosk. Please detach the receipt portion and attach to the campsite number post. You may also pre-pay for firewood with your campsite self registration. Staff will be at the campground at least once a day during the camping season. 

Vehicle-accessible camping fee$18 per party per night
BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)$9 per senior party per night

For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page. 

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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Drinking water
There is a potable water handpump located next to the information shelter. Water used from the river should be treated or boiled before being consumed.
No campfires allowed in the day-use area. Ensure that barbeques or campstoves are used on the ground, not set on picnic tables.
Picnic areas
Day-use facilities are located at the entrance to the park adjacent to the highway. There are seven picnic tables. This day-use site overlooks the Thompson River. There is no shade provided at this site.
Pit or flush toilets

There are four pit toilets located within the campground, no flush toilets.

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The waters of the Thompson River are dangerously swift, especially in the high water of June and July. Use caution and watch children in and around the river’s edge. During lower water levels, visitors will swim in shallow areas, but caution needs to be used as the water is swift flowing. The beach is made up of mostly large rock. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

There are kayaking opportunities in this park.


The Thompson River contains trout, steelhead and salmon. There is 600 metres of river frontage. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing
There is no viewing platform but in the Spences Bridge area, California Bighorn sheep can be observed on the surrounding hills.
Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.