Bromley Rock Provincial Park
As of June 18, 2012:
- Boil water advisory in effect for the season.
About This ParkA striking rock bluff along the Similkameen River provides a focus for this tiny park.
The campsites are located in a pleasantly-forested site along the Similkameen River. Tubing is also popular here giving a downstream route to Stemwinder Provincial Park.
Hiking in the area affords good views of the Similkameen Valley.
Park Size: 149 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.)
|April 10 – September 27
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||April 10 – September 27
Off-season: no fee; no services
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 15 – September 6|
|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.|
ReservationsAll campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: The park was established March 16, 1956. Bromley Rock is a traditional First Nations fishing site.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 108.92KB] for Bromley Rock Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
This is a well known kayaking starting point on the Similkameen River. You must portage your canoe or kayak to the river. Spring conditions are best.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
There are fishing opportunities at this park, though the Similkameen River has a bait ban from April 1-Oct 31 and wild rainbow trout must be released from this area. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash
Pets/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. There is no designated dog beach but there are many areas for swimming downstream from the sandy beach. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. Swimming is in the Similkameen River and, as such, caution should be taken depending on the strength of the current. There are no swim buoys or ropes to designate the swimming area. Diving from the cliffs across the river from the beach is prohibited.
Facilities Available at this Park
While 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 is one hand pump for water located near the info shelter.
The day-use/picnic area is west of the campground, also along the Similkameen. It features 19 tables and a 29 car parking lot. Many of the tables are spread out amidst two old growth Douglas fir which provide ample shade on hot days while the remainder are found along a strip of lawn shaded by smaller deciduous trees and overlooking the river. The lawn is not irrigated. There are two pit toilets, one of which is wheelchair accessible. There is no tap in the day-use area. Concrete stairs lead from the parking lot down to the river and a large beach of fine sand. After spring freshet when water levels are lower, the rocky bluffs that jut into the river create a quiet pool, perfect for swimming. The beach is quite large throughout the summer, though size varies with water level.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park has 4 pit toilets in the campground and 2 pit toilets in the day-use area. There are no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers 17 vehicle accessible campsites. There are three pull-through sites but no doubles. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are available. If no staff are present, campers can self-register and put their fee in the self-registration vault. There is no fee in the off season. The sites are mid-sized and shaded by large Douglas fir, though the understory is sparse leaving the campground quite open and limiting privacy somewhat. Half of the sites are situated along the top of the river bank and the gravel pads have been raised above the surrounding terrain. The slope to the river is steep. The closest store is in Hedley, roughly 15 km east of the park, or Princeton, 21km west. The park has no phone.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $21.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.50 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
One pit toilet in the campground and one in the day-use area are wheelchair accessible. Roads and paths to the pit toilets are paved.