Great fishing, a wharf, paved boat launch and campsites are four lures that make this park popular with local anglers.
Martha Creek Park is the only provincial park on the Revelstoke reservoir. It features one of the few sandy beaches in the area and provides 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.
The campground hosts 108 vehicle-accessible campsites, including four double sites. There are services from May to September.
Sites 1 to 23 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 to 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.
Sites 77-109, set on the upper bench, feature new large individual campsites amid a forested area. One-way traffic from the north end introduce private, partially shaded sites with reservable or first come first served options, including some lakeview spots. The paved loop includes service pods, pit toilets, garbage and recycling, and grey water dumping.
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.
Vehicle-accessible camping fee
$28 per party per night
BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)
$14 per senior party per night
For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page.
Cold well water is available for cooking and drinking. Both campers and picnickers share eight water taps located at each group of campsites. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
An adventure playground with swing set, monkey bars, and slide is located at the beach day-use area. The equipment is set in pea gravel.
A paved and concrete, singlewide boat launch is located at the southern tip of the park, at the far end of the park entrance road. A large wharf accommodating up to four boats is available to dock your boat. Overnight parking for vehicles and boat trailers is allowed in the day-use parking lot. Overflow boat trailer parking is also available near site 41. See Campground Map [PDF] .
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 per discharge in coin or purchased token.
Campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead.
Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park.
To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Campfire bans may be in place. Before lighting a fire, check for bans or restrictions on BC Wildfire Service and on local or Indigenous government websites.
This park has two recognized day-use areas. One is on the beach and one is 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 and picnic area located at the south end of the campground has six picnic tables, 20 m back from the shore line. Nearby are an adventure playground, water tap and two pit toilets. The beach is coarse sand and pebbles, 300 m 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.
Group picnicking fee: $50 per group
Pit or flush toilets
The park campground has eleven pit toilets conveniently located throughout the campsites and day-use areas. There is a large, flush washroom and shower facility located central to the campground. It has male and female sides, as well as a family room with flush toilet, sink and shower. This facility is disability and wheelchair-accessible.
There are hot showers in the flush washrooms, with an accessible parking lot located across the shower building. There is no extra charge for showers, however, they are for registered guests only.
There are no formal trails within the park. A 100 m trail takes you from the grassy in-field to the beach. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroy plant life and soil structure.
There is one open, sunny beach that parallels the group of lake view campsites. The beach consists of coarse sand and pebbles. Cool to refreshing water with a 300 m long, flat beach provides excellent swimming and sunbathing opportunities.
This is one of the few sandy beaches in the area. Adults can observe their children swimming from their campsite. There is no roped off swimming area.
There are no lifeguards on duty in BC Parks.
Canoeing and kayaking opportunities are possible but mostly powerboats use the park.
Canoeing and kayaking opportunities are possible but mostly powerboats use the park.
Rainbow and bull trout can be found here. The reservoir is very popular with local anglers. Please check the BC Fishing Regulations Synopsis for restrictions and quotas.
Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times in the campground and day-use areas, and are not allowed on most beach areas or in park buildings. There is an off leash area in this park where dogs are allowed to play in the water, but they must be under control at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
This park is located in the southern interior of B.C., on the western shore of the Revelstoke reservoir, a 15min drive, 20 km north of Revelstoke on Highway 23.
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.
Martha Creek Park is 71 hectares 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.
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.
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.