Gold Panner Campground

Welcome to spring 2019 at the Gold Panner Campground.

We are firmly committed to treating you to our high level of customer service and friendly hospitality.

Please drop in to our Campground and say “Hi” while checking out our little piece of BC paradise. We are on Highway 6 between the Thompson/Okanagan and Kootenay/Rocky regions.

Campground* and cabins are OPEN 7 days a week, year round. Please call 250 463 4653 to check in. Cafe is available for lease. Please call 250-463-4653 for more information!

*Campground water will be drained and turned off in early October, 2018 and turned back on for the 2019 May long weekend opening. Outhouse camping is available. The cabins WILL have water all winter. Thank you

Hikes, Food, Attractions and Relaxation

Take a leisurely hike on our trail system bordering the pristine Monashee and Heckman Creeks. (There will be some trail and bridge closures this year due to extensive flood damage). Walk through pristine forests of cedar, larch, cottonwood, hemlock and pine trees. Try to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife while exploring the old Gold mining remains, or just sit and relax in the peaceful settings of the resort. Visit our gift shop to grab a souvenir. Look at some history in the Cherryville Historical Society Museum (contingent on them having a volunteer on staff).

There are also many incredible outdoor activities only a short drive away. Visit Keefer, Echo, Sugar or Mabel Lakes. All offer perfect conditions for boating, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, and fishing.

This area has also been dubbed by some, the hiking capital of Canada. Hike the Twin Creek, Camels Hump, Mount Beaven, Monashee Lake, Pinnacle Lake, Vista Pass, Spectrum Lake trails or go for the big time and do the Mark Berger traverse.

For a more leisurely pace visit a local farm to try some cheese and fresh produce, check out the local wares made by Cherryville artisans, or grab a game of golf. Before driving off to your next destination fill your tank and stock up on other essentials at locally owned convenience stores: Frank’s General Store and the Cherryville Emporium.

A Unique BC Camping Experience

Founded on a Chinese heritage mining operation, the grounds are steeped with history dating back to 1840. Chinese immigrants, who left the California gold rush, came to this historic site and mined gold for the emperor of China. Later in 1863, there was a small community consisting of two houses and one cabin on a claim belonging to Pion and Louis.  By 1895, the location had grown into a small mining camp located deep within the canyon walls of Cherry Creek.

Today the Gold Panner Campground still holds many treasures, not all of them gold.

Experience Highway 6

Highway 6, between Lumby and Nakusp, known as the famous Powder Highway to snow lovers, is one of the best motorcycle routes in British Columbia and the world! The ups and downs of this winding mountain highway offer an exciting and scenic trip. From the rolling desert hills and orchards of the Okanagan Valley on the west side, through to the majestic foothills of the Monashee Mountains and Monashee Pass down to the Needles/Fauquier Ferry in the east, Highway 6 serves as the gateway to the Kootenays. Crossing Lower Arrow Lake on the Needles/Fauquier ferry provides some amazing scenery for your journey as you head to the idyllic community of Nakusp at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains.

The Gold Panner Campground is located centrally along the Highway 6 Circle route. We offer the first services west of the Needles/Fauquier ferry.