The two closest campsites to Black Tusk are the Taylor Meadows campsite and the Garibaldi Lake campsite. Both can be accessed from the Rubble Creek parking lot and involve approximately a 9km hike to either campsite. On weekends in the summer, the Garibaldi Lake campsite tends to fill up quickly and Taylor Meadows becomes the overflow camping spot in the area.
Both campsites have pit toilets, however there is no running or drinkable water and all garbage must be packed out with you.
Campsite reservations are now required at the Garibaldi Lake campground and Taylor Meadows campground during the peak summer season (approximately June to October) and must be reserved through BC Parks before camping at the sites. During the non-peak season, a Backcountry Camping Permit must be pre-purchased before camping at any campsites in Garibaldi Provincial Park.
Hiking to Black Tusk in one day is a long trip, so for most people, it is a better option to camp over night. Panorama Ridge can also be explored if you camp for 2 nights.
For more camping information in Garibaldi Provincial Park, visit the BC Parks website at: