Squamish Riverside Campsite Free Camping

At Abbott Creek you will enjoy 10 Campsites and be able to get there with a two wheel drive Facilities:Tables, Toilets Site Operator:SQUAMISH NATION UTS’AM/WITNESS SOCIETY Site Description:This site was upgraded in 2009 with 9 new tent pads, tables, fire rings and 2 outouses. Beautiful new site beside the Squamish River, close to the Ashlu […]

Written By Clayton Kessler

On April 20, 2011
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At Abbott Creek you will enjoy 10 Campsites and be able to get there with a two wheel drive

Facilities:Tables, Toilets

Site Operator:SQUAMISH NATION UTS’AM/WITNESS SOCIETY

Site Description:This site was upgraded in 2009 with 9 new tent pads, tables, fire rings and 2 outouses. Beautiful new site beside the Squamish River, close to the Ashlu Creek. Very popular for fishing. Pack out all garbage and refuse-there is no garbage pick-up service, and therefore no camping fees at this time. Wheelchair accessible toilet on site.

Driving Directions:From the town of Squamish, drive North on HWY 99. Turn LEFT at the Alice Lake Park turn off-a sign on the left side of the HWY says “Paradise Valley campgroud” at the junction as well. Stay on this road for several km’s, over the train tracks, and then over a bridge which spans the Cheakamus river. The road will fork, stay left, the other road leads into Paradise valley. Stay on the left fork for several km’s. The pavement will end at an open gate (the start of the Squamish Nation Tree Farm License), continue on the dirt road for less than 1km, and turn left, over the first bridge you see spanning the Squamish River. The site is located immediately after the bridge on the right side.

Squamish Riverside Campsite Free Camping

4 Comments

  1. Lee

    The actual distance to the camp isn’t a few kms..but 25 kms from the main highway..the campground is natural and the outhouse is serviced very little…so expect lots of flies/bugs/etc..

    Very picturesque if you have a wonderful summer day. Bring your bug spray…there’s an army of mosquitoes waiting for you..

    A good place to go for a little adventure in the squamish valley..

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    • Clayton

      Thank you for an update Lee! Not too many folks mention the condition of outhouses. I find that sometimes when I am out with my wife or other female guests that the outhouse / bathroom conditions may make or break a trip. I was at Doreen Lake near Kelowna a few weekends ago and the outhouse was really bad. Not dirty but just that the flies coming outta there were just scary. I mean if you sit there and those big honking flies land on you well …..you know where they were before they landed on you.
      Now opposite to that experience was a camping experience we had at Little Dipper campground last weekend. They still had outhouses but they had refreshing air freshners in there and I don’t think I seen one fly…weird. A good practice I do at some backcountry campsites is to scoop up some ashes from the campfire, with no other debris, and dump that down the toilet – kills the smell rapidly! The best outhouse is the one I make in the backcountry and bury it though. Outhouses – all the more reason to get out in the backcountry and do some real camping eh?

      One more thing – what do you call a fly with no wings …….a walk. 🙂
      Two more things – please email me any pictures of this Squamish Campsite and I will post them above right away!

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  2. Matt

    Is this campsite still active and free?

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  3. kim

    Coming in May for camping i was just wondering how this camp site is in may.
    i know how the weather can be. i am very well repaired.
    is it free?
    is it open in may?

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