Beaver Creek Park is a popular local recreation area that offers vehicle-accessible camping and nature trails. It protects habitat for various species of wildlife and vegetation, some of which are rare and endangered. The park is bordered by residential lands and the Trail Airport.
Beaver Creek Campground is a great place to enjoy a small, intimate park experience. With close access to the Columbia River, it's popular among visitors interested in fishing. Some sites have river views and all are partially shaded in a new-growth mixed forest.
Most sites are medium sized, and some larger sites are available for large recreational vehicles. There are no pull-through sites or electricity available. Some parking is available for extra vehicles.
Some campsites are available first come, first served. When reservations are not available, all campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. Register at the office building at the park entrance if it is open, or choose an available campsite and park staff will come to collect camping fees.
Long-stay camping is available at sites 13, 15, and 16 from campground opening to June 15, and after Labour day until the campground closes for the season. See Dates of operation above for opening dates.
There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet in the day-use area, and two wheelchair-accessible toilets in the campground. The day-use shelter is also accessible. The shower building at the park entrance provides easy access to showers and flush toilets.
There is one cold-water tap available in the campground and two cold-water taps in the day-use area.
Beaver Creek Park has a paved single-wide boat launch with a 10% grade located just at the campground turnoff. Launching trailer-towed boats should only be attempted by vehicles equipped with four-wheel drive. The shoreline is rocky and not recommend for boat mooring.
Firewood can be purchased from the park operator or you may bring your own.
To preserve vegetation and ground cover, do not gather firewood in the park. This is an offence under the Park Act. Dead wood provides important habitat for many plants and animals and it adds valuable organic matter to the soil.
Conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Bring a portable stove for cooking.
Campfire bans may be in place. Before lighting a fire, check for bans or restrictions on BC Wildfire Service and on local or Indigenous government websites.
There is a large day use area alongside Beaver Creek with parking for 40 vehicles. The day-use area provides water taps, picnic tables, pit toilets, a large open grassy area for sports, and a concrete basketball court.
Before planning any large gatherings in the picnic shelter, contact the park operator.
Pit or flush toilets
The shower building at the park entrance has flush toilets. There are two pit toilets at the campground entrance. The day-use area has a toilet building with two pit toilets.
Hot showers are available in the shower building at the park entrance for paying campers only.
Beaver Creek Park has one main walking trail along the Columbia River bank from the south end of the campground. The trail is approximately one kilometre long and goes through open grasslands, following a level terrace above the river. This is a popular hike for local nature enthusiasts.
Viewpoints are located along the Columbia River, which offer good wildlife viewing opportunities.
Pets on leash
Pets must be leashed at all times and they are not allowed in the day-use area. You are responsible for your pet’s behavior and must dispose of their excrement.
Bicycles are restricted to roadways in Beaver Creek Park. They are not allowed on trails. However, there is a secondary road that winds through farm lands next to the park, which can be used by bikes.
In particular, please note that bicycles with electric-assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails in this park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception is for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.
Beaver Creek Park is seven kilometres south of Trail on the Old Waneta Road (Highway 22A). The closest communities are Trail, Castlegar, Montrose, and Fruitvale.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.