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Total number of campsites
Total backcountry sites: 7
Total boat-accessible sites: 7
Marine-accessible camping

Marine Access and Backcountry Camping: 
Malaspina has two designated campsites: Sarah Point and Feather Cove. There are 11 designated campsites [PDF] throughout Desolation Sound, the Copeland Islands and Malaspina Parks.  There is an average of nine tent pads at each site.

Details about these campsites, including campsite maps, access descriptions, facilities and features, are available here.

  • Camping is only permitted in designated campsites.
  • Campers must use tent pads, please prevent erosion by placing tents, and other equipment on the tent pads.
  • Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. Please do not hold sites for other parties.

Please Note: 

  • These parks protect very sensitive ecosystem values. Please stay on designated routes to avoid causing damage to these park values.
  • Campfires are not permitted throughout the marine parks, observe posted signs.
  • Fees are collected from June 1 to September 15.
  • Backcountry Camping fees are in place for Desolation Sound Parks backcountry campgrounds (includes Desolation Sound Marine, Copeland Islands Marine, Malaspina and Roscoe Bay Parks) 

Camping fee: $5 per person per night (age 6+)

BC Parks’ reservations system allows you to purchase a backcountry camping permit before leaving home. Although the system does not reserve a campsite, the system provides visitors the convenience of prepaying for their trip and not having to carry cash. We encourage all visitors to register online so we can reduce the need to collect fees in the field.

To purchase a backcountry camping permit, click on the “Get A Backcountry Camping Permit Now” button. Thank you for your support!

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