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Total number of campsites
Total reservable frontcountry sites: 51
Total vehicle-accessible sites: 79
Total double sites: 11
Total groupsites: 1
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Camping reservations

All campsite reservations must be made through the camping reservations website. When reservations are not available all campsites are first come, first served. Campsite reservations are accepted at this park and first come, first served sites are also available.

Group camping

This park has a group campsite that accepts reservations for groups with 10 or more people. All reservations must be made through the camping reservations website. Find out more about making a group camping reservation.

Group camping

The group site is located on the north end of Alleyne Lake and can be accessed via a narrow 2.5km gravel road. The group site requires a minimum booking of 10 people. There are picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets, potable water, and the site is located lakeside for good fishing and boating opportunities. Find out more about reserving a group campsite.

Group camping fees

Youth groups: $1 per person (6+) per night, with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. 

Regular groups: The base rate is $80 per group site per night, plus $5 per adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults) per night, plus $1 per child (6–15) per night. There is no fee for children under 6.

See the camping fees page for more information.

Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers 58 vehicle-accessible campsites including five double, eight pull-through, and one group campsite. 

The campground is quite spread out and divided between:

  • Kentucky Lake, sites 1 to 31
  • West Pond, sites 36 to 41
  • Alleyne Lake, sites 42 to 58

The sites along Kentucky Lake are spacious and open allowing for lots of sunshine and fantastic views of the lake. Most of the sites are right on the lake. The sites are gravel and have a picnic table on a cement pad and a fire ring.

The sites above the West Pond are also open and situated on a narrow terrace overlooking the water. These sites are pull-through and there is a small turn-around area past the sites to make entering and leaving easier.

There is a variety of site types on Alleyne Lake. The access road winds past multiple levels of sites. Some are right on the lake while others overlook it. Most of the sites are open, separated by natural grasses, with great views and lots of sunshine. One small loop of four sites is located amidst the Douglas fir forest.

Campsites on the West Pond and Alleyne Lake are open year-round. Services are available mid-May to October, annually. The gate to Kentucky Lake is closed annually after the Canadian Thanksgiving. All sites in these areas are first come, first served and campsite reservations are not accepted.

Reservations and fees

Campsite reservations are accepted for the West Pond and Kentucky Lake area. Some sites are set aside as first come, first served in all areas. 

  • Vehicle-accessible camping fee: $18 per party per night
  • BC senior’s rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $9 per senior party per night. See the camping fees page for more information on camping discounts for seniors.

During the camping season, overnight visitors may pay at the campground with a self-registration system, using cash only. Deposit cash in the envelope (change will be provided when attendant arrives if you do not have correct amount). Fill out the information form and place in the vault provided at the information kiosk. Please detach the receipt portion and attach it to the campsite number post. You may also pre-pay for firewood with your campsite self-registration.

There are no phones in the park and the closest store is at the Elkhart Lodge on the Coquihalla Connector or in Merritt, 38km north of the park. 

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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Drinking water

There are water taps located throughout the campgrounds and one hand-pump at the group campsite.

Boat launch

The small gravel boat launch on Kentucky Lake is accessed by a single lane gravel road past site 4. There is a small wooden dock and a turn-around area with no parking. Another small gravel boat launch is found on Alleyne Lake between sites 53 and 54. They are best suited to small, light boats. There is a horsepower restriction.


Firewood can be purchased from the Park Operator or you can bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. You may pre-pay for firewood with your campsite self registration. 

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. 

Conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.

Please ensure that all barbeques or campstoves are used on the ground and not set on picnic tables.

Pit or flush toilets

This park has 11 pit toilets conveniently located throughout the various campground loops. There are no flush toilets.

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A 4km walking trail circling Kentucky Lake provides viewing and access to the lakeshore where the swimming is great. The trail is well defined, 2–3ft wide, and the surface is hard-packed dirt. It is an easy walk with minimal elevation change that takes approximately one hour. It follows the lakeshore through large Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine tree groves. At the south end of the lake, a spur trail leads 20 metres to another small quiet pond. The other trails in the park serve only to link the various camping loops.

For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.


Although you can swim here, the clean turquoise water is cold and there are no buoys to designate a swimming area. There are no beaches and most of the lakeshore by the campgrounds is a natural marsh with lots of rushes. Though it makes for poor swimming, the area is good for waterfowl. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.


There are paddling, canoeing, and kayaking opportunities at this park due to the engine restriction on motorboats.


There are paddling, canoeing, and kayaking opportunities at this park due to the engine restriction on motorboats.


This area is very popular for fishing and even features a children-only fishery to foster interest in the sport among youth. The ponds between Kentucky Lake and Alleyne Lake are open only to those under the age of 16. The lakes and ponds are stocked with rainbow trout from the Summerland Trout Hatchery.

Boats are restricted to 7.5kW (10hp) on both Kentucky Lake and Alleyne Lake.

Depending on temperatures, there are ice-fishing opportunities in the park. Access may be difficult depending on road conditions. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Interpretive programs

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has a fun, hands on, Learn to Fish Program that will teach basic angling skills to youth under 16 years old.

Pets on leash

Pets and all 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.


Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Winter recreation

Depending on temperatures, there are ice fishing opportunities in the park. Access may be difficult depending on road conditions. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.