Frequently Asked Questions
Roads & Access
Harrison East 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.
Cascade Peninsula has a new campsite entrance road that has less steep of a grade then the old hill into the site. Bear Creek and Cogburn Beach are 2wd access.
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.
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 is no boat launch at Bear Creek or Cogburn.
Cascade has a rustic boat launch that is usable after the water levels recede on Harrison Lake, typically around the start of July. There are no docks at the campsites.
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 at 9km on Harrison East forest service road there is spotty service at the lookout. 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
Bear Creek - The first reservable date is June 1, 2020
Cascade - The first reservable date is June 1, 2020
Reservations can be made NO MORE than 30 days in advance of your arrival date
Reservations must be made not less then 7 days prior to arrival date.
Cascade Peninsula and Bear Creek 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 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.
The reservation fee is $18 per reservation, and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
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.
You can ride your off road vehicle in Bear Creek and Cascade Peninsula. 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.
No off road vehicles allowed on the beach at Cogburn
Weekend and Long Weekend Minimum
Harrison Lake water levels rise and fall each season during the freshet (snowmelt). Some of our campsites get flooded out during this part of the season. We have blocked out particular sites at Bear Creek and Cascade from May 15 to June 23 to avoid conflicts with high water.
You will not be able to reserve these sites during the blocked out period.
We cannot predict the lake levels as they change from year to year so if you reserve one of these sites outside of the blocked out period and a conflict with high water still exists we will work to move you to a different site or provide a refund.
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.
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
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.