Goldpan Park was constructed in 1956 on the banks of the Thompson River, and it is still located there today. It is a convenient overnight camping spot for travelers on Hwy #1 and is a destination site for fishermen during peak fishing times.
This is also a popular base camp for visitors enjoying guided river rafting, and exploring the Thompson/Pavilion area. It’s an area rich in geological and human history.
Date Established: March 16, 1956
Park Size: 5 hectares
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 4:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon. 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.
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.
This park is located on the east bank of the Thompson River adjacent to Hwy #1, 10 km south of Spences Bridge.
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.