Thurston Meadows

Provincial Recreation Site

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Chilliwack Lake Rd.
Chilliwack, BC, Canada V0X 1X0
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GPS: 49.0754, -121.7496

Last Price Paid: $15
Number of Sites: 51
Reservations: Yes
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Evergreengirl
WA
Escape 19
2009 Honda Ridgeline
49 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 1

Evergreengirl would stay here again

“Good spot to meet up with friends.”

Reviewed Jun 24, 2016

Overall Rating

We joined up with three other rigs for three days of camping at this pleasant Chilliwack Valley campground along the Chilliwack River in British Columbia, Canada. As its name suggests, the campground is situated in a little meadow with a few sites along the river, some more in the meadow itself and then the remainder in the surrounding woods. Sites #2 through #6 are the prime sites along the river. Site #1 and sites #7 through #31 are more in the trees while sites #32 through #51 are out in the open in the meadow.

Our friends were able to reserves sites #2 - #4 along the river but we got our reservation later and settled for #1 which was near them but not right on the river. This campground has unusual (at least to us) rules in that there is no limit on how many people can occupy a site. The only rule is that all of your equipment must fit on the site. That includes your RV, tent, trailer or whatever as well as any vehicles. Many of the sites can accommodate more than one RV or trailer. For example, our site as well as one of our friend's could easily have accommodated two small or even medium sized trailers. We observed another camping group put two large fifth wheels on one of the riverfront sites. If you make a reservation, read the site descriptions carefully as they will tell you what the site can accommodate. The campground takes reservations for any date until half of the sites are reserved and then holds back the rest for first come, first served camping.

Thurston Meadows is a primitive campground with no hook-ups or other amenities so come prepared with your own water, etc. There is NO potable water available. There are vault toilets and the campground host sells firewood. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit.
There are plenty of hiking and biking opportunities in the area and the Trans Canada Trail runs right by the campground. No ATV use is allowed in the campground.

Closest place for cell service was in Chilliwack, about a 15(?) mile drive.

We found this to be a pretty, quiet, peaceful campground (although I imagine it could get pretty crowded and noisy on summer weekends) and enjoyed camping here with our friends.

You can find more information here: http://chilliwackvalleycampsites.com/

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • firewood
  • recycle
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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