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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-30-2015, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Default Mamquam Lake campground - closed

As of July 27th 2015, Mamquam Lake Campground is CLOSED. The campground in this culturally sensitive area has been decommissioned. A new campground will be constructed at Rampart Ponds over the summer of 2015. In the meantime, camping is only permitted at Elfin Lakes.
Anyone have more info or know more about the 'culturally sensitive' designation? Rampart Ponds won't be as nice a spot... nice views, but rather exposed...

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Wow I am interested to hear whats up with that. They did a lot of work on the trail down to the lake in the last couple years. My guess would be some artifacts have been recently found but would like a clear answer as well.

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Who cares, really? The nice flat spots by the lake are still there.
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I was just down there yesterday. I get the feeling that maybe they dont want any potential fires going on there...I doubt it gets patrolled much. Just before you get to the lake you cross in to tge ecological zone or whatever the name is for it. The map in heather shelter shows it..that could be the reason. I heard someone ask a ranger about it and he didn't give much of an answer. All the tent pads...picnic tables are bundled up with slings ready for a helicopter to pick em up. No signs of anyrhing being started in rampart week i imagine. I didn't notice any signs at the trailhead and just one smaller sign at the elfin campground turnoff that its reason for closure on the sign
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Originally Posted by Arnold View Post
Who cares, really? The nice flat spots by the lake are still there.
I kinda felt the same way. But then I realized if the "campground" is closed I would think it means no camping is allowed by the lake.

Camping is permitted in designated areas only. All camping areas, cabins, shelters, etc. in Garibaldi Provincial Park are operated on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no reservations accepted.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 09:05 PM
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Rampart Ponds opened last week. I spent the weekend there and had the whole place to myself. I can image it getting as crowded as Elfin Lakes due the limited pads available. Nice waterless toilet there.
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