Beaver Creek Provincial Park
About This Park
Beaver Creek Park is located in the British Columbia Southern Interior, Southeast of the City of Trail. It is situated along the eastern bank of the Columbia River, north of the Waneta International border crossing and parallel to Highway 22A. It is bordered by residential lands and the Trail Airport. The park is a popular local recreation area and protects the habitat of a variety of wildlife and vegetation species, some of which are rare and endangered.
: This park is managed by the Kiwanis Club of Trail. The park operates on a “user maintained” basis and services and facilities may differ from those offered in other BC Parks.
March 24, 1965
This park offers reservations through the Kiwanis Club of Trail. For reservations call (250) 367-9165
Location and Maps
Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
7km south of Trail on the Old Waneta Road (Hwy 22A). Trail, Castlegar, Montrose, and Fruitvale are the communities
closest to this park.
Activities Available at this Park
Due to the swift current and the size of the river, canoeing and kayaking should only be attempted by those with extensive experience.
Bicycles are restricted to roadways. However there is a secondary road that winds through farm lands adjacent to the park
Rainbow trout and Walleye are the main species in this area of the Columbia River. Whitefish are also present. Brook trout are found in Beaver Creek. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence
. Check regulations for non-harvest species.
There is one main walking trail that follows along the river bank from the south end of the campground. The trail is approximately one kilometre long and goes through open grasslands, following a level terrace above the river. This is a popular hike for local nature enthusiasts. 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.
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in the day-use area. There is no off leash area in this park. You are responsible for your pet’s behavior 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.
Viewpoints are located along the Columbia River which offer good wildlife viewing opportunities.
Facilities Available at this Park
There is a paved single wide boat launch with a 10% grade located just at the campground turnoff. Launching of trailer towed boats should only be attempted by vehicles equipped with four wheel drive. The shoreline is rocky and not recommend for boat mooring to shore.
The Park Operator
provides firewood for a fee of $5.00 a bundle. To preserve the vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in he park. Dead wood is an import habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
There is one cold water tap available in the campground and there are two cold water taps in the day-use area.
This park has a large day-use area which is situated alongside Beaver Creek. There is a large picnic shelter that can be booked for large gatherings through the Kiwanis Club. The club provides a propane barbeque for those who rent the shelter. Parking for 40 vehicles is provided and there is disabled access to the site. The area also has a large open grassed area for sports and a playground for younger children. Bocci pits, concrete basketball court and a softball area are available for use. Other facility’s on-site include water taps, 6 picnic tables and pit toilets.
Pit or Flush Toilets
There are two pit toilets in the campground located at the campground entrance. In the day-use area there is one toilet building which has running water and separate pit toilets for men and women. The shower building at the park entrance has flush toilets.
An adventure playground with swing set, monkey bars and slide is located in the day-use area. The equipment is on a sand base.
Hot showers are available at the shower building located at the park entrance. The fees for showers are included in the camping fees.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
The park has one campground situated along the Columbia River. There are 19 sites along the river some of which provide views of the river. There are no pull through sites and most of the sites are medium in size. Approximately 8 sites will accommodate larger recreation vehicles. All of the sites are evenly spaced and are semi shaded in a new growth mixed forest.
This park offers services during the peak season from May to September. This campsite has its own local reservation system. Visitors select a vacant site and staff will come to collect fees. There is a gate and staff host residence located at the park entrance. This provides good 24 hour security. There are no pay phones in the park. The closest store and pay phone is located at the Waneta Junction approximately 4 kilometres North of the park.
There is a wheelchair accessible toilet located in the day-use area and the day-use shelter is also accessible. The shower building located at the park entrance provides easy access to both showers and flush toilets.