Frequently Asked Questions
Camping at recreation sites
- Campers are expected to carry out their own garbage, "Pack it in, Pack it out"
- Camping opportunities are offered on a first come, first served basis, with the exception of those campgrounds with a reservation system
- Capacity limits for single campsites are limited to a single camping party (your core bubble or immediate household only)
- Capacity limits for double and group campsites are limited to a single camping party (your core bubble or immediate household only)
Roads and Access
Florence Lake Forest Service Road is an active industrial road. It is gravel and has bumps and potholes. It can be muddy after heavy rain and dusty during the dry season. Good tires are recommended to avoid flat tires.
Sayres Lake has a steep hill for the last 2km, all types of vehicles get up there but depending on your setup you may need a 4wd.
The sites vary greatly in size and shape, and it depends on how good you are at maneuvering your vehicle. We recommend that if you are unsure about fitting in a site or unsure about the road conditions and suitability of your rig that you drive up and look for yourself.
We have divided the site sizes into three categories, but it is difficult to specify if you can fit due to the range of factors involved.
Very Small site - tents, truck and camper, or very small trailers
Small site - trailers up to 18' in length
Medium site - trailers up to 24' in length
Large site - trailers above 24' in length
Go to the campground pages on this website and see the maps of the campsites. Click on each site number for more information about the size and other site specifics.
There are no flush toilets at the campsites, there are pit toilets for washroom facilities.
These are rustic campsites, none of the sites have electricity, sewer or any type of water tap. You must bring your own water.
There is no running water at the campsites. You will have to bring your own water to the sites.
These are rustic campsites, none of the sites have electricity, sewer or any type of water tap. The sites have pit toilets for washroom facilities.
You can bring clean firewood to the campsites. No pallets, wood with nails or screws, painted wood, plywood, pressure treated wood, or oversized pieces.
Leave your giant log rounds at home, you cannot split them, and then the Host is left to deal with them. Take your wet firewood home with you.
We try to supply firewood for sale at the campsites, but we do get sold out sometimes.
There is no cell phone service at the campsites. Sometimes spotty reception is available down by Stave Lake, it is not reliable.
Garbage cans are for Food Waste Only, Pack it in - Pack it out. This means that you must pack out all your garbage except food waste and toiletries. These items only can be deposited in the bear proof garbage bin located near the Host site.
Do not leave garbage at your site or in the firepit. You risk losing camping privileges if you leave garbage at your site.
YOU PACK IT IN - YOU PACK IT OUT
Reservations can be made NO MORE than 30 days in advance of your arrival date. When making a reservation the 30 days prior to arrival applies to your check-in date only, not your check out date. Campers can enjoy their stay for a maximum of 14 days. For example, a camper could make a reservation on June 1 with an arrival date for June 25, and then camp for 14 days.
Reservations must be made not less then 7 days prior to arrival date.
The campsites have dedicated RESERVED sites and dedicated FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED sites.
If a reserved site is not occupied, you should look at the reservations sign posted on the table to see what date the next camper is arriving. You can occupy the site until the morning of the next arriving reservation.
A one time reservation fee is charged per reservation. This is in addition to your regular camping fees.
Reservation fees are $18 per reservation.
You cannot make a change to your reservation. You can cancel your reservation and re-book.
Please review the reservation policy for cancellation information.
Reserved sites must be occupied, starting on the arrival date. If no one is occupying your reserved site it will be forfeited at 10pm of your arrival date. You cannot just setup a tent or park a trailer and then come back days later. Sites must be occupied by an adult the entire duration of the reservation
Reservations are non-transferable. If you arrive to the campground and want to switch from your reserved site to a different available site, you can switch to that site, but you will have to pay the camping fees again for the new site.
You will not get a refund for your fees paid on the site you had reserved. Your reserved site will be rented to first come first served campers.
If you reserve multiple sites under one name you risk cancellation of all your sites. Each site must have the information required during the booking process, including valid license plate number for the vehicle that will occupy the site.
It is not possible for one person to occupy multiple sites at the same time, RSTBC requires that each campsite or booking has a valid permit holder and it cannot be the same person for a bunch of sites.
Your vehicle can be turned away onsite if the license plate number doesn't match the reservation information.
Reservations are non-transferable. No exceptions. Reservations cannot be resold and/or "given" at anytime, and we will rendered void. The Hosts on site reserve the right to ask for identification to verify the confirmed reservation holder upon check-in.
Rock Creek and Rocky Point - You can ride your ORV into the campsites
Kearsley Creek - No Off Road Vehicles allowed in the campsites
Sayres Lake - No Off Road Vehicles allowed in the main campsite area. You must park at the top near the Host site. ORV's are allowed in the upper camping area, sites 32-39, at the top near the Host site.
You must have insurance and a helmet and follow all provincial regulations. The campsites are not for cruising around though, so you are limited to riding into your campsite and out of your campsite to access the logging roads.
IDLE IN IDLE OUT
If you are causing a disturbance the Host will revoke your privileged and you will not be able to ride in and out of your campsite any longer. You will have to trailer your ORV in and out.
If you are not camping at the campsite you will not be allowed to drive your ORV through the site to take a look. It causes to much noise, dust and stink. You will be able to park near the Host site and walk around to take a look.
Weekend & Long Weekend Minimums
Pets are allowed, they must be well behaved, not loud, under control at all times and in close proximity to their owners or their campsite. They must be leashed if required. The Host can direct you to leash your pet.
Do not leave your pet unattended at your campsite, people don't want to hear your dog barking all day.
Your campsite fee includes one vehicle and six persons (including adults and children)
The host is allowed to restrict the number of people or vehicles in a site if they think that it is overcrowded or to noisy.
Campsites vary in size and shape, all your camping gear including tents must be on the developed area of your campsite and not blocking roadways or trails. We do not charge per tent.
Based on the environment in which these sites have been built, RSTBC has directed quiet times that may differ from site to site. Please click on the individual campground for gate closures and designated quiet times. Designated quiet time is strictly enforced.
Rock Creek - Quiet time 10pm-7am
Kearsley Creek - Quiet time 10pm-7am
Rocky Point - Quiet time 11pm-7am
Sayres Lake - Quiet time 11pm-7am
You must respect the peace and quiet of others at ALL times. If you are disturbing another campers experience with loud voices, loud music, prolonged running of a generator ect, then you are being too loud. Please remember sound travels further at night. Most of our campsites are popular with families and have small children. They have a right to a good nights sleep just as you do. Be respectful. Let the sound of nature prevail.
Tip: Walk to the front of the next site closest to you, if can hear music and loud voices coming from your site than you are being too loud.