Great fishing, a wharf, paved boat launch and campsites on the reservoir are four lures that make this park popular with local anglers. The only provincial park on the Revelstoke reservoir, it features one of the few sandy beaches in the area and provides playground 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.
All campsite and group picnic reservations must be made the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted at this park and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Group picnic shelter reservations are accepted for this picnic shelter through the BC Parks reservations system.
The campground hosts 75 vehicle-accessible campsites, including 4 double sites. Sites 1–22 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 24–76 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.
The park has services from May to September. 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.
This park has two recognized day-use/picnic areas – one on the beach and one 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/picnic area located at the south end of the campground has 6 picnic tables 20 m back from the shore line. Nearby are an adventure playground, water tap and 2 pit toilets. The beach is coarse sand and pebbles, 300m 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.
The park campground has 7 pit toilets conveniently located throughout the campsites and day-use areas. There is a large, flush washroom/shower facility located central to the campground with 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. There is no extra charge for showers, however, they are for registered guests only.
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 4 boats is available to dock your boat. Overnight parking for vehicles and boat trailers is allowed in the day-use/picnic 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: $5.00 per discharge in coin or purchased token.
Rainbow and bull trout are available. The reservoir is very popular with local anglers. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the BC Fishing Regulations Synopsis for restrictions and quotas.
This park is located in the southern interior of B.C., on the western shore of the Revelstoke reservoir, a 15 min drive, 20 km north of Revelstoke on Highway 23.
This park proudly operated by:
West Kootenay Park Management Inc.
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.