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Backcountry camping

Backcountry camping is allowed year-round when accessible, but no facilities are provided. There is space for approximately four to five tents.

Backcountry camping fees are in place for Desolation Sound Parks backcountry campgrounds (includes Desolation Sound Marine, Copeland Islands Marine, Malaspina and Roscoe Bay Parks) from June 1 to September 15. 

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

The BC Parks reservations service 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.

Pit or flush toilets
This park only has pit toilets; no flush toilets.
Campfires are permitted in the designated fire pit, only. No firewood is provided.
There is a short hiking trail to Black Lake. There is a nice 1 to 2 hour hike along the shore of Black Lake. 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.
The park is accessible by canoe or kayak. A short 200 metre, flat portage to Black Lake exists.
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.

Fresh water fishing in Black Lake. There is tidal water fishing adjacent to the park in Waddington Channel. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing
There are nice scenic views of Black Lake from the Black Lake shoreline trail.
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. All domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.