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Kawkawa Lake Resort & Campground is located 2.5km (1 mile) east past the town of Hope between the Coast and Cascade Mountain Ranges. The location makes for a day-trippers paradise with new adventures for all to experience.
This seasonal resort has a family orientated campground that also accommodates day travelers and full timers. Services include full hook-ups for RV's and campgrounds for tenting, including washrooms, hot showers and laundry facilities.
The boat launch and dock are for our guest's use for swimming and water sports. Large group sites are available for both campers and tenting. Anglers will love the fishing early in the spring, as Kawkawa Lake has many species of fish but is best known for its large Kokanee.
Campfires at night after a day packed full of adventure is a nice way to end the evenings. Firewood or other products can be purchased at the Store from 8:00AM till 10:00PM daily. From, swimming to canoeing; power boating; water-skiing; jet skiing; sun tanning or just relaxing around the lake, there is plenty to do.
Reservations and Hours of Operation Kawkawa Lake Resort is open seasonally from April 1st until September 30th . Reservations should be made at least 48 hours in advance. A deposit is required to secure all sites. Please make arrangements in advance to pre-pay by cash or cheque. NOTE: 12% H.S.T. is included in all prices:
|Daily Rental Rates:||Price||Description|
|Water Front Sites:||$46.00||Power and Water Only|
|Full Hook-Up RV Sites:||$43.00||Includes Sewer|
|Sites with Power and Water:||$36.00||Sani Dump Available|
|Waterfront: RV`s and Tenting:||$35.00||No Services|
|Tenting Sites:||$30.00||No Services|
NOTE: All Customer Reservation Cancellations Require 72 Hours Notice, to be given in person or by telephone only.
• Be considerate of other lake users and residents that live in the area.
• Please do not burn garbage, including paper plates and plastic items.
• Please do not feed the any geese or raccoons that reside in the area.
• Supervise your children at all times as No Lifeguard is on duty!
• Please use garbage receptacles and bottle recycle bins.
• Please do not leave cigarette butts on the beach or campsite areas.
• No alcohol on beach, keep alcoholic beverages on your campsite.
• Quiet time 11pm, Fires out at midnight.
• Washroom facilities are open 24 hours a day.
Federal/Provincial Legislation concerning use of Kawkawa Lake:
• Motorized vessels are to operate in a counter-clock wise rotation.
• Keep 30m from the shore when operating a vessel exceeding 10 km/h.
• Avoid excessive speed and wakes near swimmers or other vessels.
• All vessels towing a skier(s) or any such activity requires a spotter.
• Avoid dangerous and excessive speeds.
• Do not drink alcohol when operating a vessel.
• Ensure your vessel is equipped with safety equipment.
• No vessels may operate without a muffler.
• Persons under the age of 16 years are prohibited from operating a PWC.
A Great Summer get away that's only a few hours from Vancouver, Kawkawa Lake Resort has a lot to offer:
Swimming in Kawkawa lake on a hot sunny day is only one of the activities and there is an enclosed swiming area on site. Please supervise children at all times as No Lifeguard is on duty
Boats are welcome along with water sports that include; water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, jet skiing and more!
Fishing for Kokanee is a favorite pastime for many and the west side of the lake provides an excellent area to sink a line.
The anual boat race at Kawkawa Lake Resort is for the young and the "not so young". It is held on the August long weekend where anyone can enter a home made boat to race down the creek. The winner gets a small trophy.
Camping is an enjoyable way to relax and meet with friends and family for a memorable experience that can last a lifetime.
Hiking in the local back country is a great outdoor experience with trails and pathways suitable for all ages. The scenery in the wilderness is breathtaking so bring a camera.
Kawkawa Lake Resort is one a only a few lake resorts that allows customers to have camp fires at their camp site. Seasoned wood is available and delivered right to your site. The cost is $4.00 per bundle.
The camp sites are clean and well maintained. They are strategically treed with weeping willows located around the camp sites that not only enhance the look of the resort, but also prove the much need shade on a hot summer day.
Take a break from your camping and go for a bicycle ride or take a walk to the far end of the lake. There is even a grinding hill to challenge your walking right at the entrance of the Resort.
Mount Hope offers 5300 vertical feet of trails laden with valleys and streams. There is even a rock climbing wall complete with rigging, near the start of the Coqahalla Hwy.
Come early in the spring and experience dramatic waterfall sceneries with mountain streams rushing through the many tributaries in the area. Quads, dirt bikes and off-road vehicles will easily discover the many hidden routes into the wilderness.
You may want to take a Mountain Tour in a Dune Buggy from BC Buggy Ltd. Tel: (778) 549-1938 and depart from the Kawkawa Lake Resort & Campground. Please do not telephone the Resort for Dune Buggy Information, go on-line to www.bcbuggy.com where you can find costs, contact email and other Mountain Tour information.
You don't have to go anywhere; even just being in the mountains revitalizes you in many ways. Some people actually just come to relax, so the rule is; just enjoy whatever you do!
Brigade Days is on September 5-7; The City of Hope's main event hosts a parade celebrating the history and culture spanning from the old gold mining days long ago.
Local Events also included are; children's events; fairground rides; fireworks; 4X4 competition; logging sport events and finally the demolition derby. Participants are invited to dress in a historic theme that includes styles from all walks of life.
Hope Mountain Blues Festival in Memorial Park ; August 8 -10.
Floating Lantern Festival at Kawkawa Lake Park; August 18 .
Music in the Park in the Summer Time on Thursdays from 6:45 pm.
Motorcycle and Hot Rod shown “n “shines throughout the summer months.
Tourist Attraction: Othello Tunnels - 15 minute drive near the Trans Canada Trail in the Coquihalla River Canyon. The trail runs along the Historic Kettle Valley and extends almost all the way back to the Resort.
Tourist Attraction: Hell's Gate - 20 minute drive to an aerial tramway that takes you across a Historic River crossing.
Tourist Attraction: Hope Slide - 18 km east and one of the largest slides in Canadian history. The highway travels up part of the Hope-Princeton to a pull-out area for parking.
Tourist Attraction: Manning Park is within proximity for a day trip, approximately 35 minutes from Hope.
Silver Lake - A 20 minute drive South to the Skagit Valley with pristine headwaters in relatively shallow but crystal clear lake.
Ross Lake - An hour drive South West in the Skagit Valley to a wilderness getaway location that is also in vacinity for a day trip.