Beaver Creek Provincial Park is an 81-hectare provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Set along the eastern bank of the Columbia River and Beaver Creek, the park offers a basic family-style campground and plenty of exciting opportunities for outdoor recreation.
The summer temperatures peak at about 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius), making it a comfortable temperature for enjoying the park’s recreational pursuits. Spend your days fishing for rainbow trout and walleye, launching your boat and exploring the river, hiking the main trail that starts within the campground, or foraging for berries in this pretty park.
Kids will love the adventure playground complete with monkey bars and swing sets, bocci pits, basketball court, and softball field. A lovely picnic area at the day-use area is built for family picnics and barbecues all year round.
The campground at Beaver Creek Provincial Park is managed by the Kiwanis Club of Trail. Please make your reservations through them.
Beaver Creek Provincial Park can be found off Waneta Highway (Highway 22A) in British Columbia. The main access road into the park is paved, but the campground loops are gravel. There is also a paved single boat launch pad with a 10% grade near the turnoff to the campground.
Parking is available for 40 vehicles near the picnic/day-use area and in the campground if you’re staying overnight. Campers can also get around by boat, bike, or on foot once they’ve set up their RV camp.
Beaver Creek Provincial Park offers a choice of 19 campsites for tents and RVs along the Columbia River. There are no pull-through sites or hookups for RVs. Most of the sites are medium-sized, and eight are large enough for bigger RVs. Facilities inside the campground include two pit toilets and one cold water tap.
Further pit toilets and water taps can be found at the day-use area. Flush toilets and hot showers are available at the park entrance and are a short drive away - about half a mile (0.8 km).
Other facilities within Beaver Creek Provincial Park include an adventure playground for kids, a picnic area, soccer field, basketball court, and boat launch area.
Beaver Creek Provincial Park has a local reservation system available from May to September. Simply arrive and choose your site and staff will come to you to collect the fees.
Set along the eastern bank of the Columbia River, Beaver Creek Provincial Park is a popular spot for angling. Campers can try their luck fishing for rainbow trout and walleye in the Columbia River or brook trout in Beaver Creek.
Take note that you will require a valid British Columbia fishing license to fish in the park. Please check the species/catch regulations beforehand.
Beaver Creek Provincial Park is a nature lover’s playground. There is one main trail leading along the banks of the Columbia River which starts at the southern end of the campground. The trail itself is about 0.6-miles (1 km) and passes through scenic open grassland above the river bank.
Hikers are asked to stick to the designated trails at all times as going off road is destructive to the environment.
Water sport enthusiasts will be in their element at Beaver Creek Provincial Park. A single paved boat launch area offers a spot to launch your own watercraft into the river. The scenic views and ground you can cover by boat are certainly worth the trip.
The road has a 10% grade so launching trailer-towed boats is recommended only for four-wheel drive vehicles. Since the shoreline is also rocky, it’s not ideal for shoreline boat mooring.
If you love cycling, Beaver Creek Provincial Park is a great spot for you. Campers are asked to stick to the roadways within the park, but there is a secondary road that passes through the nearby farmlands next to the park that’s worth exploring too.
Take caution on the campground loops and other gravel areas as the sharp stones can cause punctures. A helmet is required to cycle within the park.
Beaver Creek Provincial Park and specifically the Columbia River is a popular spot for avid canoeists and kayakers. As the river is large and has a strong current, it can be too fast-moving for novice boaters. It’s only recommended for canoeing and kayaking if you have plenty of experience.
Take care on the river, especially if you are visiting during the quieter off season, and make sure you always have someone with you.
With its picnic area and shelter at the day-use area, Beaver Creek Provincial Park is a family favorite for picnics all year round. Hang out alongside Beaver Creek and enjoy a barbecue with the whole family, rain or shine.
On top of the picnic facilities, you’ll also find barbecue facilities in the picnic shelter, a sports field, and playground for the kids. Parking is available for 40 vehicles at the day-use area.