Martha Creek Provincial Park
About This Park
Great fishing, a wharf, paved boat launch and campsites on the reservoir are four lures that make this park popular with local anglers. The only provincial park on the Revelstoke reservoir, it features one of the few sandy beaches in the area and provides playground opportunities including an adventure playground, indoor picnic shelter and a large sport field, complete with a volleyball net and a horseshoe pitch.
With its close proximity to Revelstoke, the park itself adds to the diversity of tourist attractions. Nearby Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks in the rugged Selkirk Mountains, offer a wide range of activities. Especially popular is the paved Summit Road into the wildflower meadows and alpine of Mount Revelstoke.
All campsite and group picnic reservations must be made the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted at this park and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Group Picnic Shelter Reservations
This park is located in the southern interior of B.C., on the western shore of the Revelstoke reservoir, a 15 min drive, 20 km north of Revelstoke on Highway 23.
Maps and Brochures
- Campground Map [PDF] (January 22, 2020)
Nature and Culture
- History: When planning the reservoir, BC Hydro made a commitment to provide recreational access and opportunities. With the support of BC Hydro the park was built in the late 80’s and established in 1993. Martha Creek takes its name from the creek found in the north end of the park. The park lies in the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket and Okanagan first nation traditional territories.
Conservation: Martha Creek Park is 71 ha and is situated on an old river terrace, on Lake Revelstoke reservoir. The park has limited conservation values as the site has been highly modified. The south end of the park contains stands of old growth hemlock.
Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the parks natural heritage, please do not damage or remove them.
Wildlife: The park supports a diverse population of small mammals such as squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and porcupines. A field of grass and wildflowers attracts a large population of hummingbirds. There are plenty of mule deer with moose and caribou occasionally observed.
Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife. Please view all wildlife from a distance.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Wheelchair-accessible facilities include a flush washroom/shower facility in the campground, as well as paved roads throughout. Reservation sites 23–32 are paved and wheelchair-accessible.
This park has two recognized day-use/picnic areas – one on the beach and one closer to the day-use parking area. The one parking lot can accommodate 40 vehicles. Fire pits and barbeque stands are not available.
The beach day-use/picnic area located at the south end of the campground has 6 picnic tables 20 m back from the shore line. Nearby are an adventure playground, water tap and 2 pit toilets. The beach is coarse sand and pebbles, 300m long and flat.
A picnic shelter is located off the day-use parking lot. The enclosed building does not have cooking facilities or services. A potable water tap and grey water disposal are nearby. Inside the shelter are four picnic tables ands nearby are two fire rings and five picnic tables. Firewood can be purchased from the park operator. Reservations are available for the picnic shelter.
Pit or Flush Toilets
The park campground has 7 pit toilets conveniently located throughout the campsites and day-use areas. There is a large, flush washroom/shower facility located central to the campground with male and female sides, as well as a family room with flush toilet, sink and shower. This facility is disability and wheelchair-accessible.
There is a sani-station available in this park. This is a full-service sani-station, suitable for dumping black and grey water, as well as a fresh water fill.
Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge in coin or purchased token.
There are hot showers in the flush washrooms. There is no extra charge for showers, however, they are for registered guests only.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
The campground hosts 75 vehicle-accessible campsites, including 4 double sites. Sites 1–22 are all single campsites with some adjacent to the central grassy field mixed with wildflowers that bloom in late July and August and others that have spectacular views of the reservoir and mountains nearby. Sites 24–76 are located near the lakeshore with a mix of single, double and pull-through style sites. All are evenly spaced, open, some of which are sunny and hot with a welcoming afternoon wind. Parking for extra vehicles is available in the day-use parking lot, however, subject to fees.
The park has services from May to September. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available. Non-reservation holding visitors can choose a site that does not have a camping receipt posted on the campsite number post and staff will come to collect fees. A park gate is located at the park entrance. The closest phone and store are in Revelstoke, a 15-minute drive south.