Open Year Round
PLEASE NOTE: Until February 28, 2023 the main campground is closed with only the boat launch campsites open on a first come, first serve basis. Online Reservation System opening February 1, 2023 at 9 am
Explore Kilby Park
Open year-round – RV, tent, day use and 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 41-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.
This family-oriented campground is operated by the Kilby Heritage Society, a charitable, non-profit community-based group, which also operates the nearby Kilby Historic Site.
New this season 6 first-come, first-serve, non-reservable, sites
Reservations can be made 4 months in advance of the desired dates
Kilby Park Info
2023 Season and Pricing
|January 1 to Feb 28||Boat Launch camping open |
~ $15 First Come/First Serve
|Main campground is closed|
|March 1 to April 30||~ $30||Seniors (65 & over) ~$25|
|May 1 to September 30||~ $35 (Bush Side) |
~ $40 (Beach Side)
|No discounts |
during peak season
|October 1 to October 31||~ $30||Seniors (65 & over) ~$25|
|November 1 to December 31||~ $20|
|Nov 1 to Jan 1, 2023||~ $20|
Reservation System Opens February 1st, 2023!
- By Phone: the reservation desk opening February 1, 2023 at 9 am. 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 opening February 1, 2023 at 9 am. This is open 24 hours service at CampgroundBooking. The regular fees apply. ($7 for one night and up to a maximum $18 for three nights.)
Canceling a reservation? Call 604-796-9576 or email: email@example.com
Two key rules you may want to consider before booking are:
Please Note: Quiet time is from 11 pm to 7 am. Excessive noise is not cool! Please remember that sound travels further in the open air, especially music and loud talking. Only registered campers are allowed in the campground between 11 pm to 7 am.
Alcohol: This is a family-oriented campground. No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed outside of your campsite. Excessive drinking may result in eviction.
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 #102. To be updated with the latest news join our Newsletter by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boat Launch ~ $15
Another facility that 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 $15 per launch. Place the completed payment (cash only) in the envelope provided and deposit it in the collection box located at the kiosk by the boat launch. The Kilby Heritage Society does not allow Personal Water Crafts (Jet Ski’s) to launch at 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 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 a 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 freshwater 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 ~ $15
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 of four adults, one vehicle and one RV per site. One additional vehicle is $15.
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. The site number and vehicle license must be included. Attach the campground permit to the campsite marker post at the entrance to your site. Place the completed registration form and payment (cash) in the provided envelope and deposit them 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 Kilby 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.