This remote, forested setting is the perfect spot to leave technology behind and reconnect with nature.
The campsites have space for more than one tent, each comes with its own picnic table and fire pit. You can drive your car right to your site and unpack at your leisure. Parking is available for day use visitors too. Check signs for fire ban information.
ACCESS FROM in-SHUCK-ch FSR
Turn off just past the 76km marker onto Sloquet FSR. The site is 9km up this road.
Sloquet is in the traditional territory of the Xa’xtsa First Nation who have been using the hot springs for generations and still to this day perform spiritual and cleansing ceremonies here. The water from the spring is close to boiling point upon leaving the ground. It cools as it makes its way to the creek. A series of pools are formed in the sandy bed near the creek, which fill up with the hot spring water and are ideal for relaxing in. The trail to the hot springs is quite steep and the approach to the pools is by natural steps formed by tree roots. An Elder’s trail is available to walk back to the campsite, which is accessed from the steps close to the bottom pool near the creek. This trail has signs along the way explaining some of the history and natural environment.
In keeping with the spiritual history of the hot springs, the Xa’xtsa people request that people using the pools always wear bathing suits and never consume alcohol while in the pools. The site is sacred to the Xa’xtsa people and well liked by many others who regularly visit. Please help keep this area pristine by taking your garbage out with you. As you drive along the Forest Service Road on your way to Sloquet, take your time and stop off at the many interpretive signs situated at notable points (they are clearly visible from the road). Some offer views, others reveal hidden secrets in the forest and glimpses into the past. Respect the hot spring site. The information signs around the site are to help everyone enjoy the experience. Enjoy your stay!
The road is around 85km of gravel Forest Service Road. There are active logging trucks using the roads. Please make sure you have at least one spare tire and the means to change it. There is gasoline available in the village of Tipella at 78km on the in-SHUCK-ch FSR. Use caution when driving and enjoy the scenery.
$5.00 per person
$15.00 / group of up to 6 people per campsite per night
All transactions are cash only. No card facilities available.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Sloquet is quite remote and has few facilities. The closest store is in Pemberton. Bring enough drinking water for your stay. The creek has great water, but will require treatment before consumption. Insect repellant is a great addition to your packing and will make your stay more pleasant.
IS THERE CELLPHONE COVERAGE?
No. You lose this about 70km’s before the Hot Springs.
CAN I HAVE A FIRE?
Depending on fire bans, check first. Each campsite has a fire ring. Firewood maybe for sale at the site. Never leave a fire unattended. Make sure you have at least 8litres of water available to extinguish your fire.
ARE THERE ANY DOs AND DON’Ts?
Read notices around the site. They help make everyone’s visit more enjoyable.
Take dogs near or into the springs or the pools. If contaminates get into the water, the site will be closed.