This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF].
Visitor InformationMotorized vehicles are restricted to roads and parking lots at posted speeds.
Bears and cougars are occasionally seen in this area – children should be supervised.
Park ContactThis park proudly operated by:
EK Parks Ltd.
Phone: 250 422-3003
Dry Gulch Provincial Park
About This ParkThis cozy campground park is a quiet and shady retreat from a sunny and vibrant tourism area. Located on the east side of the Rocky Mountain Trench under the peaks of the Stanford Range of the Rockies Dry Gulch Park is 4.5 km south of the town of Radium Hot Springs off Highway 93/95. It is a perfect resting place for travellers.
At the hub of numerous recreational activities offered in the Upper Columbia Valley Dry Gulch Provincial Park is a great base camp for golfing, swimming, windsurfing, boating, hiking, bird watching, visiting hot springs and shopping in the towns of Invermere and Radium Hot Springs.
Established Date: March 16, 1956
Park Size: 29 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:||May 18 – September 15|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||27|
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 at this park.
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
- Conservation: The campground is situated on a lightly forested benchland. Dry Gulch Creek cuts through this generally arid landscape creating a cool green gully alive with rustling poplars, birch and maple.
- Wildlife: Rocky Mountain big horn sheep and deer can often be seen grazing on the steep slopes of the glacial lateral moraines in which the park is set. The nearby Columbia Wetlands at the headwaters of the Columbia River are a birdwatchers paradise. Please view all wildlife from a distance.
Activities Available at this Park
Bicycles must keep to roadways and bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
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. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
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.
Four cold water taps are located throughout the park. Water is available during the summer operating months.
Pit or Flush Toilets
The 6 unit flush toilet building, which has one wheelchair accessible toilet on each side, is centrally located at the junction of the upper and lower campground loops. There are also 4 pit toilets conveniently located in each campground loop.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
There are 27 campsites at this park which are divided into two loops. There are no drive-through sites. The majority of the sites accommodate large recreational vehicles and there are approximately 8 sites that have tent pads. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. Reservations are accepted at this park and first come, first-served sites are also available.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $25.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $12.50 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
The toilet building is centrally located in the park and has wheelchair accessible toilets on each side.