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New campsites opening near Mackenzie

Visitors will soon have more camping opportunities in northern B.C. with the construction of 20 new campsites. The 20 new campsites are at Six Mile Bay Rec Site near Mackenzie.

The new campsites are among the first phase of 1,900 new campsites being built over the next five years.

“New campsites in northern B.C provide more opportunities for citizens and visitors to enjoy the beautiful, rugged outdoors of the north,” said Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris, in a press release. “I’m pleased the addition of new campsites will be focused in a region known for its outdoor recreation.”

Future campsite expansion in the north will be focused on recreation sites, targeting high-demand areas near Prince George and Burns Lake. This includes the Bower Mountain site, an area renowned for its outdoor recreational opportunities, such as mountain biking. Campsite expansion will include additional sites at flagship provincial parks, including Mount Robson.

Future expansion will also occur in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region, targeted to ensure regional diversity, including expanding recreation sites on two areas between 100 Mile House and Williams Lake. This includes new sites in a well-used outdoor recreation area, to help meet growing demand.

The new campsites are a mix of BC Parks and Recreation Sites that supports maintaining a range of camping opportunities (rustic and less rustic) in the highest-demand areas.

The construction of BC Parks campsites also includes any associated infrastructure, such as roads, water and sewer expansion, electrical upgrades, outhouse facilities and shower and toilet buildings. New campground development also incorporates accessible design standards.

The recreation site expansion will include associated roads, campsites with picnic tables and fire rings, signage and outhouse facilities.

The majority of the new BC Parks campsites will be available for reservation via the Discover Camping Reservation Service. To reserve your spot, please visit: https://secure.camis.com/DiscoverCamping/ReservationService.aspx

Recreation sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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