This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Park ContactThis park proudly operated by:
West Kootenay Park Management Inc.
Phone: 866 937-5734
Click here to view West Kootenay Park Management’s Webpage, for more information.
Arrow Lakes Provincial Park – Shelter Bay
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
- Fees at the Shelter Bay site
Burton and Eagle Creek campgrounds are operated by local community groups. While the Park Act fees have been removed from the BC Parks fee schedule for these sites, user fees are still being collected by the operator. BC Parks camping fees are still being collected for the Shelter Bay site.
About This Park
Shelter Bay Site is one of four small sites in Arrow Lake. Park management of the other three sites (Burton, Eagle Creek and Fauqier) is by local community groups.
Upper Arrow and Lower Arrow Lakes are a widening of the Columbia River and lie between the imposing Selkirk Mountains on the east and the Monashee Mountains on the west.
Narrow strips of beachland varying in width from a few metres to several thousand metres are interspersed with rocky headlands and steep cliffs along both shorelines of the lakes. These give way to heavily forested mountain sides that rise rapidly to elevations averaging 2,500 metres on the west and 2,700 metres on the east.
Water-oriented activities dominate the scene. Angling for kokanee, Dolly Varden and rainbow trout is a popular pastime.
Established Date: May 8, 1981
Park Size: 93 hectares; Shelter Bay Site is 21 hectares
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
|May 1 – September 30|
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 1 – September 30
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||17|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.|