The popular campground for surfers and visitors to Jordan River is being closed to overnight campers.

No more overnight camping at Jordan River

CRD suspends use of Jordan River Park for campers because of earthquake risk

  • Dec. 23, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Camping is suspended until further notice at Jordan River Regional Park, the Capital Regional District (CRD) announced today. The decision comes following the BC Hydro seismic study released on December 5, which identified potential hazards from the Jordan River Diversion dam in the event of a major earthquake.

BC Hydro has declared its interest in working with the Capital Regional District to gain support to prohibit overnight camping on land owned by the CRD within the inundation zone. A large scale earthquake could result in an inundation of the area due to an uncontrolled release of upstream reservoir water. The Jordan River campground is located 10km southwest of the dam.

The CRD regrets the impact on parks campers and is reviewing the information provided by BC Hydro to better understand the danger posed to the park. Day use areas of the park remain open to the public.

The park was established in 2010, when the CRD acquired 180 hectares of land at Jordan River from Western Forest Products for $9.9 million. CRD Regional Parks manages the park, which includes a year-round self-contained campground. The CRD has spent $107,000 on park improvements since purchasing the land, including campground upgrades, trail building and parking lot development.

For updates visit: www.crd.bc.ca/parks or call: 250-478-3344.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Laid-off hotel workers demanding the right to return to work at Victoria protest

Businesses in accommodation and food sector report laying off 80 per cent of workforce

Canadians with disabilities disproportionately hit by COVID-19 pandemic

More than four out of 10 British Columbians aged 70 and up have various disabilities

Sooke homeless camp to stay until a solution is found

To forbid Ed Macgregor camp would go against Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Police issue warning after baby comes across suspected drugs in Kamloops park

The 11-month-old girl’s mother posted photos on social media showing a small plastic bag containing a purple substance

Collision results in train derailment just east of Golden

The derailment occurred Sunday night, according to a statement from CP

Lower Mainland woman says llama farming neighbour shot her 11-month-old pup

Young dog was on owner’s Maple Ridge property when it was killed on June 21

B.C. records 31 new cases, six deaths over three days due to COVID-19

There are 166 active cases in B.C., 16 people in hospital

B.C. highway widening job reduced, costs still up $61 million

Union-only project scales back work to widen Trans-Canada

BC Wildfire Service to conduct night vision trials for helicopters in South Okanagan

This technology could assist with future firefighting operations

Victoria man dies after skydiving incident on Vancouver Island

34-year-old had made more than 1,000 jumps

Most Read