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Steelhead Park


Vehicle-accessible camping

Steelhead offers 44 campsites on a first-come, first-served basis – no reservations are accepted. There are 22 campsites that overlook the lake and 10 of these are supplied with water and power hook-ups. There are three sites that overlook the river, 12 informal sites are located in a field and are roomy enough for large vehicles to pull through and five side-by-side sites exist as a parking-lot style overflow. There are very few trees in the campground and most sites are side by side, similar to an RV campground. Sites will accommodate small to large camping units. If there are no staff at the campground upon arrival, choose a site and pay later. Staff will be at the campground at least once a day. The gates at Steelhead are not locked at night. Amenities are found in Savona, a two-minute drive from the campground.

Campsites with electrical hookups

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $23.00/party/night plus, if applicable, $5.00 electrical/night = $28.00/party/night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $11.50/senior party/night camping fee plus, if applicable $5.00 electrical/night = $16.50/party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.

Campsites without electricity

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
Day-use facilities are located near the river and offer very little shade. There are 10 picnic tables. A large gravel parking lot is adjacent to the day-use area.
Pit or flush toilets
There is one pit toilet and a toilet building.
There is a shower building.
Drinking water
Potable drinking water is available from water posts located in the campgrounds. Water hook-ups are available at the 10 electrical hook-up sites.
Boat launch
There is a boat launch for car top boats. A public boat launch is located in the town of Savona, a two minute drive from the park.
Electrical hookups
Electrical hookups (30 amp service) are available at 10 campsites within the park. Please note: the cost of electrictity is $5.00/night surcharge.
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.
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 available at this beautiful sandy beach but visitors should use caution and be aware of the currents as the water from the lake drains into the river. There are no lifeguards on duty in Provincial Parks.
There are both canoeing and kayaking opportunities on Kamloops Lake. Use caution as the lake is narrow and windstorms can create very rough water. A popular activity is canoeing from Steelhead Park to Cache Creek.

Fishing for trout, salmon and of course steelhead is popular. A valid BC angling licence is required and must be carried with you when fishing.

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.

Cycling is permitted and must keep to the roadways. Helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

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

There are waterskiing opportunities at this park.
There are windsurfing opportunities on Kamloops Lake.