Serenity at Skwellepil Rec Site

I was long overdue for an off-road adventure and this time my husband decided to join me. It turns out we are both nervous passengers so we compromised and I drove up, he drove down!

This past summer I brought our kids up here for a camping trip with a couple other Moms and kids and we had an amazing time! Read more about that post Here.

30km up Chehalis River FSR there is a Recreation site that is managed by the 4Wheel Drive Association of BC(4WDABC). It is a gorgeous spot that borders Skwellepil Creek and Chehalis Lake.

This is a Free campground where you pack out what you pack in. There are outhouses and some sites have picnic tables.

The beach sites were all full and lots of people were launching their non-motorized boats or gearing up to head out on their dirt bikes and ATV’s, while others lounged in the warm spring sun, relaxing and enjoying the views.

The lack of cell service, the mountain views and this gorgeous lake with such clear water really makes for a perfect place to visit.

The water is so clear – and cold!! We enjoyed our floaties in the hot summer sun when we camped here but it definitely took some courage for the initial cold shock when you first get in! No swimming this time, just enjoying sandy beach and beautiful views.

My dog Zola really enjoyed the lake despite the frigid water! Since I drove on the way up, I did not get any photos, but on the way down I took a lot.

30km of Forestry Road brings a lot of beautiful sights along with it!

There are lots of rock slide areas along the way, so pay attention and use caution. There are also several single lane bridges.

This was our Saturday Adventure, 60km and about three hours round trip of Forest Service Roads and beautiful scenery. We are so blessed to live in Beautiful British Columbia!!

I hope you are all enjoying the blue skies and warmer weather as we get them. Remember even if it’s just a walk around the block, getting outside for fresh air is so important for us not only physically but also mentally.

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I am a 34 year old Mom of two, married to my wonderful husband living in Beautiful British Columbia. My kids are 9 and 12 and pretty much complete opposites! My daughter loves to Road Trip like her Mama and my son is more ‘are we there yet?’ From 8 hour road trips to see family, ferries to the island or just a good old drive up a dirt road, I’ll have tips to keep the kids entertained, food to pack and road reports! We are so fortunate to live in this beautiful place surrounded by mountains and rivers and endless trails to explore! Follow me and see how I maintain my sanity on these trips!

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