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.
There is a short hiking trail to Black Lake. There is a nice one to two 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.
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Pets and 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.