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Lockhart Beach Park


Vehicle-accessible camping

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. 

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $23.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $11.50 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Picnic areas
This park has a day-use/picnic area and sandy beach along Kootenay Lake. There is capacity for 12 vehicles in the day-use area.
Pit or flush toilets
This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Drinking water
Hand pump wells provide water. To ensure water is safe for drinking, all water must be boiled for at least 5 minutes.

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.

The adjacent Lockhart Creek Provincial Park has a well maintained hiking trail that follows the north side of Lockhart Creek gaining about 800 metres of elevation over a 3- hour hike. An old cabin site about two hours up is a favourite destination. Though open to wilderness recreation, the park has no facilities or marked trails and is not regularly serviced. Visitors should be self-sufficient and proficient in back country travel practices. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
There are swimming opportunities in Kootenay Lake at this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park.

There area fishing opportunities in Kootenay Lake especially for Gerrard rainbow trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash
Pets/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 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.