This park offers 25 vehicle-accessible campsites nestled between the Okanagan River and the steep foothills of Mt. McLellan.
An information shelter is located at the beginning of the campground loop. The medium to large sized, well spaced sites are separated by irrigated lawn and a variety of deciduous trees. This setting provide shade in the summer and a splash of color in the fall. There are few shrubs, resulting in an open, bright campground. The sites are gravel pads and have a fire ring and picnic table with BBQ attachment.
|Vehicle-accessible camping fee||$25 per party per night|
|BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)||$12.50 per senior party per night|
For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page.
Roads in the park are level and paved. One of the flush toilets is wheelchair-accessible with a paved path leading to it.
Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
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 are two pit toilets beside the service area and two flush toilets closer to the park entrance beside site 2.
A trail runs along the dike, on the west side of the Okanagan River and through the campground. It continues south outside the park boundary.
There is an interpretive sign developed by the Okanagan Nation Fisheries Commission, with information on the fishery in the Okanagan River. It is located beside the campground. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
This park offers excellent birdwatching opportunities.
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 the potential for problems with bears and other wildlife.
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 sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ 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.