Johnstone Creek Provincial Park
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Introduction

Decorated with Douglas fir, larch and spruce trees, Johnstone Creek Provincial Park provides a quiet setting for memorable RV camping experiences. Located 5 km (3.1 miles) west of Rock Creek, just east of Osoyoos along Highway 3, this small provincial park is perfect for escaping from Okanagan Valley, which can quite hectic.

Amazing recreational opportunities are available at Johnstone Creek Provincial Park, including hiking a short scenic nature loop, enjoying the view of wildlife and resplendent flora in the park, cycling on the park roadways, fishing for rainbow trout, pet walking, nature photography, and many more.

At Johnstone Creek Provincial Park, there are 16 RV campsites available on first-come first-served basis only, as well as basic camping amenities such as drinking water, pit toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings.

Nearby communities to Johnstone Creek Provincial Park include Rock Creek, Osoyoos, Bridesville.

The park was established in 1956.

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Transportation in Johnstone Creek Provincial Park

Driving

Just 5 km (3 miles) west of Rock Creek, along Highway 3, Johnstone Creek Provincial Park is very easy to locate and access by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. As a result, you’ll find the drive up to the park enjoyable. There is a local road within the park that makes accessibility to the campsites easy. There are no driving restrictions within the park.

Parking

As you drive in to Johnstone Creek Provincial Park for your RV holiday, you’ll find parking spaces for your rigs and trailers at the respective campsites in the park. If you’ll be staying in the park overnight, you’ll be able to make use of the overnight parking facilities in the park.

Public Transport

There are no direct public transportation services to Johnstone Creek Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Johnstone Creek Provincial Park

Campsites in Johnstone Creek Provincial Park

Reservations camping

First-come first-served

Johnstone Creek Campground

Johnstone Creek Campground in Johnstone Creek Provincial Park features 16 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no RV hookup options available at the campground, however, basic amenities such as drinking water and pit toilets are available. It is recommended that all campers boil the water before use. RV length limit at the campground is 25 ft (8 m).

Many of the campsites in the park are shaded, however all the sites feature fire rings and picnic tables. Quiet time in the campground is from 10pm to 7am.

All the campsites in the campground are available on first-come first-served basis only.

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Johnstone Creek Provincial Park

In-Season

Flora

Johnstone Creek Provincial Park is decorated by beautiful trees and resplendent flora of the grassland/open forest land vegetative zone. Common flora in the park include Douglas fir, larch, and spruce trees. All these trees contribute to making the park the perfect setting for RV holidays.

Wildlife Viewing

No dedicated viewing platforms are available at Johnstone Creek Provincial Park. However, that doesn’t prevent RV campers from enjoying beautiful wildlife views in the park. For example, white-tailed deer are commonly seen in the park. Moreover, various bird species nest on the trees in the park and these provide campers with pleasant sights. You’ll find woodpeckers, in particular, in most places in the park.

Hiking

As you enjoy your vacation at Johnstone Creek Provincial Park, you can take a hike on a short loop in the park along the creek that leads to three different benches where you will be able to view the rugged terrain of the gorges and ravines that surround the park. The view is absolutely breathtaking! Besides, there are cliffs just behind the benches. So, ensure you don’t hike beyond the viewpoints. Moreover, stay on the trails and do not take shortcuts to ensure you don’t destroy the plants and soil structure.

Off-Season

Road/Pet Walking

Pets are allowed in Johnstone Creek Provincial Park and the roads and campsites in the park are pet-friendly. Hence, RV campers enjoy short walks and casual strolls with their pets in the park. You’ll be responsible for keeping your pet on a leash at all times in the park. Note that the beach areas and park buildings are not open to pets.

Fishing

Fishing opportunities are available at Johnstone Creek Provincial Park for RV campers who enjoy angling. Whatever your skill or experience level in fishing, you’ll find the activity amusing and refreshing as you catch rainbow trout in the creek. So, visit the park with your fishing gear and tackle to partake in the fun experience.

Cycling

On your holiday at Johnstone Creek Provincial Park, you can enjoy riding bicycles along the roads in the park. This particular activity offers RV campers the opportunity to explore the entire extent of the park, enjoying the scenic views and listening to the songs. To ride a bicycle at the park, it is mandatory that you wear a bicycle helmet.

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