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    I'm looking for leads on a camp spot for 'heading out Fri night' stopovers.

    Skist Park is ideal - except the $21 fee there irks me for some reason. The most obvious alternatives I've seen from the hwy are:

    - Nicoman IR campground ~ looks promising but I've never seen it open
    -Goldpin Park ~ has to be noisy
    - burnt out private campground 1 km S of Goldpin ~ as above but free, gate open but private property
    - Thompsen River W bank, about 35 km N of Skist ~ seen vehicles (anglers?) there, unsure about arriving/maneuvering in darkness

    Also, I'm thinking there might be a logging road nearby that would facilitate what I'm looking for - somewhere safe, quick and easy, a short distance from the hwy.

    It's understood that location of such places are often guarded but, as always, any comments or experiences would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
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    One spot I've used and have always found empty is just south of Spences Bridge. I don't see it as an issue posting it publicly as I'm sure it won't fill up because of my directions!

    Just a few minutes south of Spences Bridge there is a large highway sand shed (concrete block base, fabric top, the size of a tennis court) which is on the east side of the Hwy. Opposite this sand shed is an unmarked turn out off the highway. It leads down a gravel path (2WD) to a few level areas alongside the river. When the water level is down there are other paths you can follow for less than a km where there are more camping spots.

    I've never seen anyone else there overnight, however it is noisy due to the trains running all night long. The plus side is that its free, close to the highway, usually private and the scenery is beautiful.

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    Thank you for that.

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    Drummed up a pic from last spring... water was super high at this time:


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    this may not be what you are looking for as it is off the Highway a bit, but Blue Earth Lake has a nice spot. If it's in use you can go to the end of the lake and there is another (not so nice).
    Would not work in winter though.
    http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/exp...blue_earth_lk/

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    ^^ Thanks, I might just check that out.

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    Is there anything that's fairly close to the ferry? I'll be heading up that way next weekend. Just incase it's closed when we get there.

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    Question

    which side of the river

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanmaman View Post
    which side of the river
    Lytton side, that's within a few km of the ferry.

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