Located approximately 29km down Chilliwack Lake Road, just off the road to your right is Riverside Recreation Site. It is roughly 20km before Chilliwack Lake. I have driven past this spot many times without realizing that there is a whole campground there!
It is right next to Nesakwatch Creek Forestry Service Road, and is actually part of the Trans Canada Trail!
This beautiful Recreation Site backs onto a tributary of the Chilliwack River and has 15 campsites, 2 Outhouses and a whole lot of natural beauty.
This site can be booked as a group site, or just individual sites. To make a reservation, you must email in advance. Be sure to review the fees carefully- group booking reservation fee is $100 and the website says day visitors must also pay $10! So make sure you know about all of the potential extra fees before you go.
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There are two outhouses and no garbage cans, so come prepared to pack your garbage out with you. The sites are not very large, and vary in size. One vehicle per site is allowed.
This site is open from Easter Weekend until Thanksgiving weekend.
I took my time exploring this spot and stretching my legs. A few 4×4 vehicles passed by heading up the FSR and there was a bit of traffic noise from Chilliwack Lake Road, but the sounds of the river also helped drown out the road noise.
Despite being surrounded by gorgeous old growth trees, the blue sky and sunshine could still be enjoyed, peeking through the branches.
I would definitely consider booking this spot for a group trip! No cell service, your own little beach along the river and an entire campground to take over, so you don’t have to worry about noise, or your kids waking up early and disturbing your fellow campers.
I think it would be more peaceful during the off season though, as I imagine the traffic noise would be much worse during the summer, especially on long weekends.
All in all, this seems like a great rec site and I am glad I got a chance to explore it, even though it is closed right now. Shoutout to my Mom for telling me about it!!
Always take the back roads when you can, fit in the adventures, and never stop making memories!
As always, thank you for reading!