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Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park
About This Park
A snug anchorage on the northwest side of Keats Island.
Accessible by passenger ferry from Langdale to Keats Landing and a 2 km walk to the park. A developed area with forested walk-in campsites, fire rings, water and a trail system.
Marine facilities include a wharf and mooring buoys; small boats may be pulled up on the shore. The pebble beach is great for swimming and picnicking.
Observatory Point provides views of Howe Sound and the town of Gibsons.
Know Before You Go
- Be aware there is a “Boil Water Advisory” in effect at this park for the operational season, mid-May to mid-September.
- Plumper Cove Marine Park is open year-round with minimal servicing in winter months.
- There are no garbage facilities in the park, so always pack out what you pack in.
Reservations are not accepted for individual campsites at this park. However, reservations can be made for the group picnic site through the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
All campsites are currently first-come, first-served, reservations are not accepted.
Group Picnic Reservations
Group picnicking reservations are accepted at this park.
Nature and Culture
- Management Planning Information
Approved Management Plan for Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park [PDF 1.18MB]
This is not the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Firewood can be purchased from the park operator in some parks or you can bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, collection of wood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park including the foreshore is prohibited. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park does not have a boat launch. There are eight mooring buoys and six dock mooring slips. A rocky patch at a depth of about 0.5 metres below chart datum is situated about 25 metres off the end of the central mooring float. There is no garbage service.
The campsites are marine access only. There are 20 packed dirt and gravel campsites. Facilites include four pit toilets and a drinking water handpump.
Park visitors may access these sites by ferry and hiking in. The island is serviced by BC Ferries from the Langdale terminal to Keats Landing. From the wharf at Keats Landing, follow the gravel road past Keats Camp towards Eastbourne until you reach an older BC Hydro buiding.
There is a small trailhead just past the building. Follow the yellow markers to the marine park. The hike is along a well established 3 kilometre trail leading northwards to the park. With minimal gear, this hike takes approximately forty minutes. Please respect all private landowner signage. There is no garbage service therefore you must pack out your own garbage.