Backcountry camping facilities are provided at Cave Creek Campground which is about halfway along the north shore of Whiteswan Lake.
The site can be accessed:
- By boat or canoe from boat launches provided at Packrat Point or Home Basin.
- By hiking in on the North Shore trail from the trailhead at the east end of Alces Lake (3.5km) or from the Home Basin campground (2.5km).
Facilities include six graveled tent pads, five picnic tables, two pit toilets, several fire rings, and food storage lockers. Please practice low-impact camping techniques: Leave No Trace. If you pack it in, pack it out.
If firewood is not provided please use dead trees and branches from the forest floor and do not cut live trees. Persons visiting Whiteswan Park are reminded that the park is a wilderness area, without supplies or equipment of any kind. All arrangements for supplies and transportation must be made beforehand.
Purchase of the Cave Creek backcountry registration permit does not cover camping fees for any of the vehicle-accessible sites within Whiteswan Lake Park. See the camping fees and policies supplement [PDF] for nightly rates.
Backcountry camping fee: $5 per person per night (age 6+)
The BC Parks backcountry permit registration service allows you to purchase a backcountry camping permit before leaving home. Although this does not reserve a campsite, it provides the convenience of prepaying for your trip and not having to carry cash. We encourage all visitors to register online so we can reduce the need to collect fees in the field.
Self-registration is also possible at fee payment stations located at Home Basin, Alces Lake, and Packrat Point campgrounds.