Here is an aerial view of the Downing Provincial Park recreation and camping site looking back from above Kelly Lake.
Kelly Lake completely fills the narrow valley, with the road on one side and the railway on the other. This park is a small but popular park that almost encircles attractive Kelly Lake. Views of mountains, and 2,245 metre Mount Bowman, a spectacular mountain ridge visible from the nearby Jesmond Road, give the park a remote atmosphere, though it is located close to Clinton.
This 14 site vehicle accessible campground was re-built in 2015 and re-opened to the public in May of 2016. Swimming in Kelly Lake is enjoyable from the long sandy beach. Angling for rainbow trout is a popular past time. Many visitors use the park as a stopping place as they travel the Pavilion Mountain Road, which connects the Cariboo to Lillooet. This scenic alternative to Highway 99 is unpaved, narrow and switch-backed and best suited for compact 4X4 vehicles.