Kilby Park is situated on the confluence of scenic Harrison and Fraser rivers in Harrison Mills, B.C. The Park features a beautiful 35-site campground, a day use area, sandy beaches, nature trails and a boat launch. The Park is at the west end of Kilby Road, within walking distance of the Kilby Historic Site.
The campground operates on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are accepted on Monday and Tuesday between 10 am and 3 pm from April 4 to October 4, 2016. The campground is open year round with off-season rates in effect during winter months. Basic facilities include pit toilets, picnic tables, fire pits, and potable water. Some sites are amid the trees and others are in open areas near the beach. Kilby Park is operated by the Fraser Heritage Society, a charitable, non-profit community-based group, which also operates the nearby museum on behalf of the District of Kent. This small 3 hectare park is famous with bird watchers, as hundreds of wintering bald eagles come to the area to feast on spawning salmon in late autumn. Graceful trumpeter swans also migrate to the area all the way from Alaska.
Kilby campground is a beautiful riverfront park with wonderful pioneer history associated with it. Within walking distance, just minutes down the road you'll discover a 5 acre historic site, Kilby museum, farm, restaurant and gift shop. It's well worth a look through the restored general store, post office, and boarding house to get a feel for life on the Fraser River back in the day. Exhibits reflect the turn of the century when steam wheelers and ferries linked Harrison Mills with larger towns such as Chilliwack, Mission and New Westminster.
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