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!
June 2, 2017: Island campsites and access road closed
Due to high water, the access road and campsite located on the island within Adams Lake (Bush Creek) are closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the high water situation and open the site again once it is safe for public use. Please consult this web page for future updates.
- 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.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Management Direction Statement [PDF 565.13KB] for Adams Lake Provincial Park is available in pdf format.