If you’ve stumbled upon Revelstoke or live in the area then you can consider yourself very lucky! Revelstoke is an outdoor paradise with so many outdoor activities to keep you busy for the rest of your life. Today we’re going to talk about camping in Revelstoke and the parks nearby.

We found some amazing campsites in town and also some more hidden ones up in the mountains like Echo Lake which is the perfect place if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. There are tons of spots to go camping in and around Revelstoke but we narrowed it down to our 5 favourites.

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With the amount of hiking around Revy it’s absolutely worth spending a night or two in the woods and exploring all the cool places there are to see. We hope you find this guide helpful and enjoy your time in Revelstoke!

5 Gorgeous places for camping in Revelstoke

  1. Williamson Lake Campground
  2. Echo Lake Mountain Campsite
  3. Begbie Falls Recreational Area
  4. The Flats
  5. Lamplighter Campground
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Williamson Lake Campground

Williamson Lake Campground Revelstoke.

Practical information about Williamson Lake Campground

Price for tent site: $27-$32
Full hookup: $37-$43
Map of the campsite: Can be found here
Contact info: 250-837-8806
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Here’s a map of the campground

If you’re driving by Revelstoke and looking for a place to camp for a few nights then Williamson Lake is a great place to stay. Even though it’s catered more towards families and long term stays it’s still a beautiful campground.

The campground is only a few minutes down Airport Road, so if you need to get into town to grab some stuff then you’re only a few minutes away. It’s also very close to Revelstoke Mountain Resort which is known for its hiking, mountain biking, and skiing. That’s where we did the challenging McKenzie Outpost hike which you can read about right here.

Gorgeous Echo Lake near Revelstoke.

The campground itself is absolutely beautiful. There is a lake (hence the name) where you can go swim and play around in. Also around the lake, there is a huge forest with some trails that you can go hike and explore. We’ve done our fair share of hiking in there and it’s stunning. You might find a few waterfalls in there so bring a camera if you go.

Even though you’re basically on the edge of town it still feels like you’re out in nature while staying at Williamson Lake. A great and conveniently located place to stay if you’re looking to go camping in Revelstoke.

Echo Lake Mountain Campsite

Echo Lake Revelstoke camping

Practical information about Echo Lake Mountain Campsite

Price for tent site: FREE BABY!! =)
Full hookup: Tents only, unfortunately
Map of campsite: Can be found here
Contact info: None
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Here’s a map of the campground

If you’re wanting something a little more remote and out in the wilderness with a gorgeous mountain lake then Echo Lake is the spot. If you get there early enough and have the chance to get site #42 on this map then go for it (Don’t worry there isn’t actually 42 sites).

Regardless if you can get that site or not you can explore Echo Lake and walk around the hiking trail that surrounds the lake and find a camping spot that overlooks the beautiful lake. You really can’t go wrong with where you set up camp at Echo Lake.

You’ll be surrounded by mountains in every direction. You may even notice Mt Cartier looking down at you while you’re enjoying the lake. One of our favourite pictures from Revelstoke was taken right at Echo Lake. The landscape and nature are magical and make for an amazing camping spot for the weekend.

If you have any toys for the water (paddleboard, kayak, canoe) and have room for it in your vehicle then definitely bring them. You’ll enjoy the lake and relaxing up in the mountains. It’s seriously one of the best camping spots near Revelstoke.

Begbie Falls Recreational Area

Begbie Falls Recreational Area.

Practical information about Begbie Falls

Price for tent site: $15
Full hookup: Tents only unfortunately
Map of campsite: Can be found here
Contact info: None
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Here’s a map of the campground

Begbie Falls Recreational Area is an awesome place to go camping. First of all, it’s not very far from Revelstoke. A quick 15 minute drive from downtown and you’ll be there. Secondly, it has some fantastic nature and even the famous Begbie Falls. You can hike and camp very close to the waterfall.

The recreational area is huge so if you want to hike or climb you can do that but you can also walk down to where Begbie Falls connects with the Columbia River and enjoy the water there. It’s fantastic if you want to even just go for a night and get out of town and experience some beautiful scenery.

There aren’t tons of designated camping spots but once you get there you can walk around and find a spot that works for you and set up camp. It’s super convenient because you can basically drive your car up very close to where Begbie Falls and the camping spots are located. If you do that, you don’t have to walk too far with all your camping gear.

The Flats near Revelstoke

The Flats near Revelstoke.

Practical information about The Flats

Price for tent site: FREE! =)
Full hookup: We wouldn’t recommend anything bigger than a car
Map of campsite: None, you can camp wherever
Contact info: None
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Here’s a map of the camping area

Located just south of town is this magical area known as The Flats. Due to its location, The Flats are only accessible for a short period of time every year. Once the snow starts to melt at the top of the mountains, the water level of the river will rise and leave The Flats underwater. It’s just one of the reasons why this place is so special.

When the water is low during spring, you will uncover amazing beaches and a perfect place to have a nice controlled fire while enjoying the views of the lake and mountains. If you’re daring enough you can even go jump in and swim in the river but prepare yourself, the glacier water is absolutely freezing!

May and June are usually the best times to go camp at the Flats if you don’t want to get submerged in water. This is not a joke though because in the summer months this beautiful beach will be gone and no longer accessible.

So take advantage of a warm spring weekend and get comfortable camping at The Flats. This is definitely one of our favourite Revelstoke campgrounds. Oh, and did we mention it’s an awesome place to look at stars?

Lamplighter Campground

Lamplighter Campground in Revelstoke.
Image credits belong to Lamplighter Campground.

Practical information about Lamplighter Campground

Price for tent site: $29 – $32
Full hookup: $35 – $48 (depending on what you need)
Map of campsite: Can be found here
Contact info: 1 250 837 3385
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Here’s a map of the campground

Lamplighter Campground is located right in Revelstoke across the Columbia River Bridge. You can easily walk downtown from the campground and there’s easy access to the Greenbelt Walking Trail which is a stunning nature walk that brings you around the town.

This campground is more for someone who is passing by Revy or wanting a nice proper campground to stay for a few nights while exploring the area. You’ll be greeted with beautiful mountain backdrops and gorgeous trees surrounding the campground. 

One thing Lamplighter is known for is its quality service and clean campground. You’ll feel right at home from the second the guests greet you until the time you leave. Revelstoke has so much going for it and Lamplighter is just another addition to that.

Views from hiking in Revelstoke.

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There you have it. 5 campsites and campgrounds in Revelstoke. They are all very unique and magical in their own way.

We hope with this variety you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for when thinking of where to camp in Revy. We hope that, whichever site you go with, you enjoy the beautiful mountains and endless outdoor activities that you can find in the stunning area of British Columbia.

Jo near a waterfall on a hike in Revelstoke

We’ve loved every second of finding all these cool and hidden places in and around Revy and want to share them with all you fellow travellers and outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate the great outdoors.

If you have any questions about any of the campsites then please comment below and we will do our best to help answer any questions. Enjoy your time in Revy and we’d love to hear about any amazing experiences you made here.

Have fun!

Dom & Jo
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