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Total number of campsites
Total reservable frontcountry sites: 192
Total vehicle-accessible sites: 202
Total groupsites: 1
Group camping

There is one group site located in an open grassy field. Facilities include pit toilets, fire rings, fresh water and picnic tables.

Youth group camping charges per night are $1 per person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Read the youth group policy about criteria for youth groups.

Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $120.00 per group site per night, plus $5 per adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1 per child (6 to 15). Children under 6 are free.

Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers vehicle-accessible campsites, set in a second-growth forest of Douglas fir, alder, hemlock and maple. Campsite reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites may also be available.

Vehicle-accessible camping fee: $33.00 per party per night
BC senior’s rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $16.50 per senior party per night. Read the user fees policy for information on senior camping discounts.
Walk-in camping

There are three walk-in or cycle-in campsites at this park.

Winter camping

Winter camping is offered at this park during a portion of the winter. Check the campground dates of operation for the dates available. The nearest campground that has campsites available year-round is Quinsam campground in Elk Falls Park, located 5km west of Campbell River on Gold River Hwy 28.

Campers must be self-sufficient.

Winter camping fee: $13.00 per party per night
Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Drinking water
Cold water taps are located throughout the campground. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
There is an adventure playground at this park, located in the campground next to the shower house.

A sani-station is available during the collecting season.

Sani-station use fee: $5.00 per discharge

While fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. Campfire rings are provided at each campsite, as well as communal ring for the group campsite. Firewood can be purchased from the park operator. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary.

Gathering firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park damages vegetation and ground cover and 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. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.

Picnic areas

This park has two day-use and picnic areas. The south parking lot will lead you to a day-use area on the beach with a covered, semi-enclosed picnic shelter, picnic tables, change building with flush toilets, an information shelter and a large parking area. The north parking lot will lead you to nature trails, the Black Creek Estuary and beach. Pit toilets and an info shelter are located at the parking lot.

Please note: Please refer to our trail map [PDF] for appropriate dog on leash areas. To help protect conservation values, dogs are prohibited from the estuary and north beach areas.

There are group picnicking opportunities available.

Group picnicking fee: $50.00 per group
Pit or flush toilets

Pit toilets are located throughout the park. A flush toilet and change house is located at the south beach day-use area. Flush toilets are also located in five areas of the campground.

There is one hot shower building at this park, located in the center of the campground, including one separate wheelchair-accessible shower stall. Showers are for registered campers only.

There are about 2km of walking trails in the park. Trails lead from the campground and day-use parking lots through second-growth and some old-growth forest. The majority of the trails start at the north beach parking lot. Some follow the Black Creek and the Estuary at the northwest end of the park. A dog-walking trail is designated and accessible from the north beach parking lot.

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.


Wide sandy beaches make for good ocean swimming. The beach has rocky areas with barnacles and shells therefore footwear is recommended. The most popular swimming area is located at the south beach day-use area. There are no lifeguards on duty.


Canoeing is welcome at this park. Please familiarize yourself with ocean currents prior to paddling in this area.


Kayaking is welcome at this park. Please familiarize yourself with ocean currents prior to paddling in this area.


There are opportunities for salt water and fresh water fishing at this park. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Interpretive programs

Beginning on the May Long Weekend, the Nature House will be open every weekend until Labour Day. The Nature House is open daily from late June through Labour Day. Interpretive Programs are regularly available during the summer months at the Nature House or amphitheatre.

Wildlife viewing

A viewing platform and fish weir located near the BC Parks office at the entrance to the park provides an interesting opportunity to view the Black Creek, particularly in the spring and fall when salmon are spawning. Interpretive signage at this location offers information about the fish weir. Miracle Beach is also a good place for bird watching, and from the beach visitors have excellent views out over the Strait of Georgia.

Pets on leash

Please refer to our trail map [PDF] for appropriate dog on leash areas. You are responsible for their behavior and must dispose of their excrement. To help protect conservation values, dogs are prohibited from the estuary and north beach areas.

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 and are not permitted on park trails. A bike rack is located next to the change house at the south beach day-use area and at the shower building in the campground. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Miracle Beach 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.