Curious on what Gavin Lake has to offer?  Well, you are on the right page!  Gavin Lake can accommodate up to 100 people and there are a ton of things to do!


Here are some activities you might want to try while visiting Gavin Lake:

  • Archery

  • Canoeing

  • Walk the Forestry Discovery Trail

  • Have a ping pong tournament

  • Try rock climbing in our indoor climbing cave

  • Ride the pump track

  • Play Basketball or Volleyball

  • Ride the cross country bike trail

  • Race on the outdoor obstacle course

  • Enjoy watching the stars

  • Walk the Gavin Lakeshore Trail (wheelchair accessible)

  • Swim in Gavin Lake

  • Try the Sauna

  • Enjoy a campfire

  • Walk the Secwepemc language interpretative trail

  • Hike the Epic Adventure Trail

  • Camp in the Wilderness Campsite

  • Skating

  • Ice Fishing

  • Snow shoeing

  • Cross Country Ski on 15 km of trails


Our facility is physically accessible.  We have installed a wheelchair nature trail, we have wheelchair accessible cabins, as well as wheel chair access to the dining hall, games room, classroom, and washrooms.  We also have ramps down to the waterfront and campfire area. 

Communities Outdoor Program:

As well as the Outdoor School Program, Gavin Lake also has a Communities Outdoor Program.  This program provides subsidized (below cost) camp rental to any school, youth group, non-profit society or registered charity in the Cariboo Region.  This program is very simple.  We make it totally affordable for community groups to run their own programs at our fully equipped camp facility, getting them out into the forest environment so they can carry on with their own teaching mandates.  Examples of community groups that benefit from this program are Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, First Nation Culture camps, Continuing Education workshops and Big Brothers and Sisters.   

Other User Groups:

Gavin Lake can also be rented for big events such as family reunions, music society camps & quilters associations.  Please email Mike at mtudor@ xplornet.com to inquire about availability and rates. 


There are over 20 cabins at the Gavin Lake Forestry Education Center, with up to 100 people sleeping accommodations.


The sleeping cabins are as follows:

  • Ranchers Cabin (12 beds)

  • Forester Cabin (12 beds)

  • Biologist Cabin (13 beds)

  • Whitey Anderson Cabin (12 beds)

  • Miners Cabin (9 beds)

  • Loggers Cabin (9 beds)

  • Bodmans A Cabin (5 beds ~ one bed is a double)

  • Bodmans B Cabin (5 beds ~ one bed is a double)

  • Cabins 1-5 (4 beds in each cabin.  Each cabin has one double bed.  Cabin 5 has a washroom)


Viksten House:

Interested in renting a cabin, but don't have a large group?  Our Viksten house rents separately from all the other cabins at Gavin Lake and could be yours for $120/night on weekdays, $150/night on weekends or rent both Friday & Saturday night for a total of $250.  Money generated from the Viksten house rentals goes towards the Grade 6 Outdoor School Program.

The Viksten house features a master bedroom downstairs with a queen bed, kitchen, living room with a single bed futon, dining area, washroom with stand-up shower and a loft accessible by a small ladder that has two twin beds.  The Viksten House is fully set up with bedding, towels and cooking supplies.  This cabin is secluded from most of the other cabins and is steps away from the lake, sauna and cookhouse.  Please contact Mike Tudor for cabin rental inquiries and availability.  


From the South
Turn east (right) at 150 Mile House onto the Likely Road (150 Mile House is 14 km south-east of Williams Lake on Highway 97).  After 4 km, turn left onto the Likely Road where it forks with the Horsefly Road and follow it for 44 km.  The Gavin Lake Road is on the right and is marked by the Gavin Lake Forest Education Centre and UBC/Alex Fraser Research Forest signs.

From the North

Turn east off of Highway 97 at McLeese Lake (approximately 45 km north of Williams Lake) onto Beaver Lake Road, and continue for 3.3 km. Turn right onto the gravel portion of Beaver Lake Road. Follow this route until it meets the Likely Road (approximately 35 km). Turn north (left) and drive for 6.7 km on the Gavin Lake Road.


Mike Tudor - Camp manager

Email: mtudor@xplornet.com

Telephone: 604-629-9859


The Gavin Lake Camp is situated on the traditional territory of the Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw.

Walk the Gavin Lakeshore Trail