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Vehicle-accessible camping

Monck provides 132 vehicle-accessible campsites, including 17 double sites. Sites are sunny, but each receives some shade throughout the day. Most sites can accommodate larger units. Five of the sites also have a tent pad. Campsites are located in three loops and provide close and easy access to the lake. Campsite reservations are accepted.

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
The day-use is located next to the lake on a large grassy area. There are 40 picnic tables; 15 of the tables have a roof shelter. There are a few ponderosa pine trees to provide some shade. There is a large parking area adjacent to the day-use. No campfires are allowed in the day-use area. Please ensure that all barbeques or campstoves are used on the ground and not set on picnic tables.
Pit or flush toilets
There are 3 flush toilet buildings, 5 single flush toilets (four with sinks) and 7 pit toilets.
Drinking water

There are potable water posts located throughout the campground.

There is an adventure playground and horseshoe pitch near the day-use area.
Boat launch
There is a concrete boat launch located next to the day-use area. Water skiing is popular on the lake.
There is a user pay sani-station near the entrance of the park.
Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge
While 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. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. 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.
There is a 5 km self-guided interpretive hiking trail that loops around the park. In 2005, the Park added 1.3 km of trail to the east of the existing upper trails. The loop is best walked from the upper end. Sections of this trail are steep and require caution. 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.
Swimming is very popular at the sandy beach. There are marker buoys sectioning off the swimming area. The beach shelves quickly to deep water, so swimmers need to use caution. There are two change houses.
Canoeing and kayaking opportunities are available; however, extreme caution should be used due to the high winds occurring daily on the lake. These boats should stay close to shore.

Rainbow trout and kokanee are the most common fish, however there are 26 species of fish in the lake. A valid BC angling licence is required and must be carried with you when fishing.

Interpretive programs

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has a fun, hands on, Learn to Fish Program that teaches basic angling skills to youth under 16 years old. Check back to this page or ask the Park Operator for more information.

Wildlife viewing
Excellent bird-watching spring and fall. There are deer and bear sightings in the fall.
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.

Bicycling is allowed only on paved roads and designated trails in this park. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

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

Waterskiing occurs on Nicola Lake.
Windsurfing is very popular on Nicola Lake due to the daily high winds the area receives.