Dawson Creek has four camping and RV sites. Services vary between the campsites and some include water, power, sani-dumps, showers and toilets.
Outdoor opportunities range from camping, hiking, hunting and fishing to wildlife viewing. More remote, wilderness camping options can be found in the area's provincial parks. Some of the area's best camping spots including the following parks:
Swan Lake Provincial Park
At 65ha/161ac, Swan Lake Provincial Park offers an easily accessible camping area located 35km/22mi southeast of Dawson Creek on Highway 2 towards the Alberta border. The park is situated at Swan Lake 2km/1.2mi down a gravel road. The campground has has 42 vehicle accessible campsites, a boat launch and a dock. Swan Lake and its surrounding area are historically and currently significant to First Nations people. Archaeological digs near here have uncovered various artifacts. Trails within the park provide opportunities for activities such as walking, hiking and bird watching.
One Island Lake Provincial Park
Campers here should also cast their lines out – this park is noted for its trout fishing. An hour from Dawson, One Island Lake also has picnicking, biking, boating, swimming and wind surfing opportunities. To reach One Island Lake from Dawson Creek, travel east on Highway 2 for 30km/19mi. Following the park signs on the highway, take a right hand turn. The park is 60km/37mi southeast of Dawson Creek. Take Highway 2 southeast of Dawson Creek for 30km/19mi.
Kiskatinaw Provincial Park
This beautiful site is tucked below the historic curved wooden bridge over the Kiskatinaw River. This small 54ha/133ac campsite has 28 vehicle accessible campsites and provides a lovely stop-over between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John on a section of the original Alaska Highway that has since been by-passed. While there are no developed trails at this park, swimming (no lifeguard on duty), fishing and a stroll across the bridge will keep campers busy. Pets must be kept on a leash at this park.
For more information on camping in Dawson Creek, check with the Dawson Creek Visitor Centre.