This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF].
Visitor InformationAdams is a large lake, and subject to gusts of strong wind. Note that there are few pullouts available during the high water of May and June.
Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Park ContactThis park proudly operated by:
Shuswap Adams Parks Ltd.
Phone: 250 320-9305
Adams Lake (Bush Creek Site) Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
- Visitors must stay on the trails and within the viewing area. Rocks and river edges can be extremely slippery.
About This ParkA pleasant beach area with lightly forested upland, Adams Lake (Bush Creek Site) Provincial Park is popular for fishing and boating. As few facilities are available, visitors should be self-sufficient campers.
See also Adams Lake Marine Park – Spillman Beach, or Poplar Point or Refuge Bay.
Established Date: May 20, 2004
Park Size: 100 hectares
- The nearest telephone is located at Adams Lake Store, approximately 5 km from the park.
- Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in provincial parks, except within your campsite.
- Adams Lake West Forest Service Road frequently has heavy logging truck traffic. Use caution on this road and yield to logging trucks.
- Please help to prevent the spread of Eurasian Water Milfoil by removing all weeds from your boat and motor before launching and after removing from the lake.
- All Boaters:
- Please be advised that overnight parking for boat launch use is not permitted. Only vehicles registered for overnight camping will be permitted. All other vehicles will be towed at owners expense.
- Please read the Greywater Discharges Banned from Vessels in BC’s Inland Waters. [PDF 160.5KB]
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
|May 13 – September 15
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 13 – September 15
The gates are closed in the off-season and camping is not permitted
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.|
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: The area was established as a Recreation Area in 1988. It was designated as a park in 1997 as a result of the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan.
- Cultural Heritage: The park has a number of known archaeological sites.
- Conservation: The park protects beaches and shoreline on Adams Lake as well as mixed forests of aspen, birch, willow, Douglas-fir and cedar.
Activities Available at this Park
There are opportunities for canoeing and kayaking at this park.
Cycling is permitted only on public and park roads. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing is popular at Adams Lake for kokanee and rainbow trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Access to the Park is closed after snowfall accumulations are deep enough to make the road unsafe.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
There are SCUBA diving opportunities in Adams Lake.
At the campground there is a natural sand/pebble beach on Adams Lake. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. There is no roped off swimming area.
Adams Lake has waterskiing opportunities. Adams Lake is a very large lake and it’s water conditions can change quickly. Be aware of the weather and water conditions before waterskiing. There are no motor size restrictions on Adams Lake.
There are great viewing opportunities of Adams Lake from the Adams Lake West Road.
Adams Lake can get strong winds great for windsurfing.
Facilities Available at this Park
There is an undeveloped gravel boat-launching area. There is a small parking area for vehicles/boat trailers at the bottom of the entrance road before the camping area. Please check with the Park Operator before parking any vehicles/trailers in the parking area. Please note vehicles are prohibited from parking on any roadways within the park.
While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible, very rustic campsites (fire rings only) on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsite reservations are not accepted. Campsites are suitable for campers and small trailers only. There are no pull-through campsites. All sites are shaded. There is no gatehouse at this park. There is limited parking for extra vehicles. The park may be accessible earlier and later depending on weather and snow-load. The gates are closed in the off season and camping is not permitted. Self registration – please choose a site and self register at pay station.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $13.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $6.50 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.