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Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers vehicle-accessible campsites on a first come, first served basis. Campsite reservations are not accepted.

Vehicle-accessible camping fee$20 per party per night
BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)$10 per senior party per night

For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page. 

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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Drinking water

Drinking water will not be available at the Shelter Bay campground for the foreseeable future. Free water and a $5 sani-dump is available at Blanket Creek Park, 15 minutes North of Shelter Bay. If water is needed for washing purposes, visitors may want to bring a small container to carry water from the lake.

Boat launch

The park has a concrete boat launch with a breakwater and has a large, gravel vehicle and boat trailer parking area. Boat trailers can be parked overnight in this lot. Overnight, boats are sometimes left in the water in a partially sheltered lagoon due to high water in July and August.


Campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. 

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.

Picnic areas

This park has a day-use and picnic area.

Pit or flush toilets
This park only has pit toilets.
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The park has a picturesque swimming beach along the shores of Upper Arrow Lake. The water temperature is cool and refreshing. There are no lifeguards on duty.

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.


Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Arrow Lakes Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.

Horseback riding

Horse and horseback riding opportunities in this park.