Just for camping, Rosebery Provincial Park is located just north of New Denver, on Highway 6. To the west, across Slocan Lake, is the magnificent Valhalla Provincial Park. Tucked along the banks of Wilson Creek, this park has an intimate, forested creek setting that offers secluded camping for overnight travelers or visitors seeking more adventure.
It is a good staging area for backcountry exploration of nearby Valhalla, Kokanee Glacier and Goat Range Provincial Parks. Visitors can also explore the numerous ghost-mining towns nearby and after an exciting day, relax in the many commercial or undeveloped natural hot springs in the area.
Established Date: July 27, 1959
Park Size: 32 hectares
All campsite reservations must be made the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
This park has one campground with small, shady, intimate forested sites in a mixed forest of fir and lodgepole pine. The campground has 33 vehicle-accessible sites, 2 of these are doubles, 10 have tent pads (sites 4, 6, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 22, 29 and 30), and 9 are reservable. To accommodate larger recreational vehicles, there are 6 pull-through sites. Limited parking is available for extra vehicles.
Services are offered in the high season between May and September. This park offers both reservable and first-come, first-served campsites. For the first-come, first-served campsites campsites, visitors can select any site and staff will come to collect fees. A park gate is located at the park entrance. The closest store and pay phone are in New Denver, 5km south on highway 6.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. There is no off leash area this park. 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.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Rosebery 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.
Located in the southern interior of BC on Highway 6, this park is 5 km north of New Denver and 40 km south of Nakusp. It is situated on the banks of Wilson Creek on the east side of Slocan Lake.
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.