About Kilby Park Campground
Kilby Park is situated on the confluence of scenic Harrison and Fraser rivers in Harrison Mills, B.C. The Park features a beautiful 35-site campground, a day use area, sandy beaches, nature trails and a boat launch. The Park is at the west end of Kilby Road, within walking distance of the Kilby Historic Site.
Welcome to Kilby Park Campground
Beautiful 38-site campground, day-use area and boat launch
Explore Kilby Campground
Campground | Day Use | Boat Launch
Kilby Park is situated on the confluence of the Harrison and Fraser rivers in scenic Harrison Mills. The Park features a beautiful family-oriented 38-site campground, a day-use area, sandy beaches, nature trails and a boat launch. The Park is at the west end of Kilby Road, within walking distance of the Historic Site.
This family-oriented campground is operated by the Fraser Heritage Society, a charitable, non-profit community-based group, which also operates the nearby museum.
Our reservation system is open until October 19th, 2021
- By Phone: the reservation desk is open Mondays and Tuesdays between 10 am and 3 pm. Call 604-796-9576 and follow the prompts to the call queue. There will be an additional $5 fee to use the call centre service.
- Online: the online reservation system is open 24 hours a day at CampgroundBooking. The regular fees apply. ($7 for one night and up to a maximum $18 for three nights.)
The reservation desk is closed on statutory holidays.
We do not accept emailed reservations or walk-ins!
2021 Information Sheets
Two key rules you may want to consider before booking are:
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 8:30am. Please be considerate of your neighbours. Excessive noise, as well abusive or offensive language are not allowed at any time.
Alcohol: As this is a family-oriented campground, no alcoholic beverages are to be consumed outside of your campsite. Excessive drinking may result in eviction.
NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus we ask you to read our COVID Risk Mitigation for campers info sheet and for a map of the campground, dimensions of sites click here: 2021 Map of Campground (we have no group campsites)
READ: Please see this special handout from BC Parks to help you prepare for your visit: KILBY Park Camping-During-COVID-19
- Priority Access BC Residents Only:
- Due to the ongoing pandemic, British Columbians will be provided with priority access to camping reservations until July 7 – ensuring they have first access to the core season of reservations through to the end of summer. Starting July 8, non-residents of BC will be permitted to make reservations for any remaining arrival dates in the season, pending travel orders that may allow travel.
- For the purpose of accessing priority reservations, a BC resident is someone who resides in BC.
- Visitors will need to confirm they are a B.C. resident before booking a campsite.
- Non-residents of BC are still allowed in parks, as travel orders permit, whether for day-use, for first-come first-served camping, and for reservations made after July 7th. However, the message remains to stay close to home and avoid non-essential travel.
The campground is open seasonally with off-season rates in effect during winter months and senior rates during shoulder seasons.
For more info call us at 604-796-9576 Ext #104. To be updated with the latest news join our Newsletter by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Season / Pricing
|January 2 to Feb 28||~ Closed||Boat Launch camping open $15 site|
The main campground closed; camping in boat launch area only
|March 1 to April 30||~ $25 (seniors – 65 & over $20)|
|May 1 to Sept 30||~ $30 ($35 waterfront)|
|Oct 1 to Oct 31||~ $25 (seniors – 65 & over $20)|
|Nov 1 to Jan 1, 2022||~ $15|
|January 3 to February 28, 2022||~ Closed||(Boat Launch open $15 site)|
(The main campground closed; camping in boat launch area only)
Kilby Park Gallery
Boat Launch ~ $10
Another facility that the Kilby Park offers is the boat launch. Our location is truly a fisherman’s paradise on the Harrison River with easy access to the Fraser River and Harrison Lake.
All boats are charged $10 per launch. Place the completed payment (cash only) in the envelope provided and deposit in the collection box located at the kiosk, at the entrance to the campground. The Fraser Heritage Society does not to allow Personal Water Crafts to launch at the Kilby Park as part of their responsibilities as operators of the Kilby Historic Site and Kilby Park.
The rivers and lakes in the Fraser Valley feature spectacular steelhead, salmon, sturgeon and trout fishing year round. The salmon returns on the Fraser and Harrison Rivers have never been better, and the park is located only 50km from salt water, meaning the fish are fresh and full of life. Coho salmon start entering the Fraser and Harrison Rivers in early September and return right through December. Although they average 8lbs they can obtain weights of up to 18lbs and provide a good challenge on light spinning tackle or fly gear, depending on your preferred method. Sockeye salmon opportunities also exist in freshwater. This great eating fish is available to anglers in “in-river” fisheries involving fly rod and regular gear.
Rainbow trout are considered the most popular of the freshwater fish. While trout as large as 35 pounds have been taken from B.C. lakes by sport fishers, they can grow larger. Many exciting fishing experiences centre on a battle with a steelhead, a feisty, sea-run rainbow trout. The average size of steelhead is between 6 to 22 pounds.
The Sturgeon population is growing rapidly, largely due to the positive effects of a catch and release program, which Fisheries imposed in 1994. Sturgeon can live up to 200 years, and can reach lengths of over 14 feet making them one of the most unique sport fish left in the world today. These fresh water fish are a fantastic challenge for trophy-seeking anglers often jumping several times and taking long runs before tiring for a quick photo session, and healthy release.
British Columbia is home to a rich diversity and abundance of native species and habitats. Programs within the Ministry of Environment endeavour to conserve biodiversity, provide a variety of opportunities for the use and enjoyment of wildlife in B.C., and maintain a balance between the needs of wildlife and the needs of the people.
Wildlife information visit BC Ministry of Environment
Day Use Picnicking in the Campground
– shoulder season only ~ $10
Basic facilities include pit toilets, picnic tables, fire pits, and potable water. Some sites are amid the trees and others are in open areas near the beach. There is a maximum four adults, one vehicle and one RV per site. One additional vehicle is $10.
To register, obtain a blank registry from the dispenser at the entrance to the campground. Select an available campsite, indicated by being unoccupied and lacking a campground permit attached to the site marker post. A site is considered occupied if it is paid for. When in doubt, check with the Attendant. Complete the registration form and campground permit. Site number and vehicle license must be included. Attach the campground permit to the camp site marker post at the entrance to your site. Place the completed registration form and payment (cash) in the provided envelope and deposit in the collection box located at the kiosk at the entrance to the campground.
Payment may be made by cash or credit card with your campground attendant!
- Please note: This park is cooperatively managed by the Fraser Heritage Society, a charitable, non-profit society on behalf of the province of BC. Services and facilities may differ from those offered in other BC provincial parks.