Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
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 79KB].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information

Adams Lake 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 drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.

Adams Lake Marine Provincial Park - Spillman Beach Site

About This Park

A boat-access only beach area with forested upland, the Spillman Beaches marine site has one of the better quality beaches on Adams Lake, popular for fishing and boating. No facilities are provided at this site. This park protects an alluvial fan and the lower reaches of Spillman Creek. This park also contains mixed Douglas-fir/lodgepole pine forest with birch and cottonwoods as well as western red cedar in the north. There are small pockets of grassland, shrubs and forbs on the drier sites.

See also Adams Lake Marine Park - Poplar Point.

Park Size: 139 hectares

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Location and Maps

On the east side of Adams Lake, and boat access only. The closest communities, towns and cities are Barriere, Sorrento, Chase and Kamloops.

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Nature and Culture

  • History - Established April 30, 1996.
  • Conservation - The park encompasses beach frontage along Adams Lake and the lower portion of Spillman Creek. The park contains mixed Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine forests, cottonwood, birch, and western red cedar.
  • Wildlife - Spillman Creek contains wild rainbow trout with possible spawning habitat. Potential sockeye spawning habitat.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. There are many camping opportunities that are marine access only.
Fishing

Fishing

Fishing for kokanee and rainbow trout on Adams Lake is popular. Adams Lake rarely freezes due to it's size and location. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash

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.

Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

There are SCUBA diving opportunities in Adams Lake.
Swimming

Swimming

There is a natural sand/pebble beach on Adams Lake. There is no roped off swimming area at this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Waterskiing

Waterskiing

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.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is no viewing platform but there are wildlife viewing opportunities in the area.
Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Adams Lake can get strong winds - great for windsurfing.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. There are many camping opportunities that are marine access only.