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Bromley Rock Provincial Park
Bromley Rock Provincial Park is located 21 km (13 miles) east of Princeton and 15 km (9 miles) west of Hedley.

Travelling Here
To get to here, take Hwy 3 between Hedley and Princeton and travel along the Similkameen River to a point where the river forms some natural pools by a large boulder called Bromley Rock. There is a large day-use parking lot and campground for the provincial park sandwiched between Hwy 3 and the river.

Park Highlights
The park's main attraction occurs during the summertime when the Similkameen River boasts the very popular and well-used Bromley Rock swimming hole. Bromley Rock, situated at the day-use area, has a sandy beach, wheelchair-accessible pit toilet and a very nice picnic ground overlooking the natural pool.

Campground
The campground at Bromley Provincial Park contains 17 vehicle-accessible campsites of which half are on the on the water's edge of the Similkameen River and are quite private. The other half of the campsites back onto Hwy 3 which, unfortunately, can be very noisy from transport trucks which are travelling during the nighttime.

Riverfront Campsites
If you have the opportunity, try and get a riverfront campsite where there are small private beaches next to some deep pools right in front of the campsites. There is a slight bank but from here there is also easy access to the Bromley Rock swimming hole, then floating a tube or swimming back to your site.

Facilities
The campground facilities here are more limited than larger parks with only pit toilets and a hand pump system for water. There are no phones at the park with the nearest grocery store of any size either in Princeton or Keremeos. The campground season runs from April 5 - October 8 but is open all year when there are no fees charged or maintenance performed.

Inner Tubing or Kayaking the Similkameen River
Lots of people make Bromley Rock Provincial Park as the starting point for whitewater kayaking, inner tubing or floating down the Similkameen River. From here Similkameen River allows easy access either above or below the swimming hole to various exit points down river.

Nendick's RV Campground
A favourite kayak or tube ride is to Nendick's RV Campground from Bromley Rock about a two-hour trip depending on water flow. For further trips most people either kayak or tube down to the bridge crossing on Hwy 3 or Stemwinder Provincial Park.

No Reservations Taken
The campsites at Bromley Rock Provincial Park are offered on a first-come, first-served basis but unfortunately with no reservations taken. During the early summer or fall time is usually the best time to come in order to get a riverfront campsite.

Best Time for the Swimming Hole
The best time to visit Bromley Rock swimming hole in the day-use area is usually from late July into early September in order to give the water at the swimming hole a chance to warm up. Unfortunately, before this time the Similkameen, where the headwaters start very close in Manning Park and, the biggest tributary, the Tulameen River north-west of Princeton, are both still quite cold from snow melt.

Park Maintenance
Kaloya Contracting Ltd Inc are the park facility operators and maintain Bromley Rock Provincial Park.

Information on Bromley Rock Provincial Park

 

Bromley Rock
Bromley Rock

 

Bromley Rock
Bromley Rock

 

Riverfront Campsites
Riverfront Campsites

 

Hand Pump for Water
Hand Pump for Water

 

Tubing from Bromley Rock Provincial Park
Tubing from Bromley Rock Provincial Park

 

Bromley Rock Campground
Bromley Rock Campground

 

Beautiful Sandy Beach at Bromley Rock
Beautiful Sandy Beach at Bromley Rock

 
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