Located 40 km north of Creston on Highway 3A, this park and adjacent Lockhart Creek Provincial Park extend from the sunny shores of Kootenay Lake to the headwaters of Lockhart Creek.
This small park provides the only easy access to public camping along the south arm of Kootenay Lake. An 18 site campground and day-use area are located near a sand and fine gravel beach where visitors can relax and enjoy the clear waters of Kootenay Lake.
Campsite reservations are accepted at this park. All drive-in and walk-in campsites are reservable during peak season; there are no first-come, first-served sites.
Group campsite reservations are accepted at this park (minimum 15 adults) year-round. Picnic/day-use area is available on a first-come, first-served basis only and is not reservable at this park.
All campsite and group site reservations must be made the BC Parks reservations system.
The 18 site campground offers vehicle access on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are accepted and first-come first-served sites are available. There is one drive-through site and three double sites. There is no phone at Lockhart Beach, however nearby towns and resorts offer telephone and tourist services.
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, please do not gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. 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 and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
There area fishing opportunities in Kootenay Lake especially for Gerrard rainbow trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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 Lockhart Beach Provincial 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.
This park is located 40 km north of Creston on Highway 3A or 19 km south of Crawford Bay on Highway 3A. Located on the east side of Kootenay Lake with Crawford Bay and Creston being the closest communities.
This park proudly operated by:
EK Parks Ltd.
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.