Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information Motorized 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 Contact Kootenay Park Services Ltd.
E-mail address: ekparks@telus.net
Phone: 1-250-422-3003

Dry Gulch Provincial Park

About This Park

This 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.

Park Size:  29 hectares
Campground Hours 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 – October 11
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 12 – October 11
Campground Reservable Dates: Not applicable
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 26
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
Not applicable
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.
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Located 4.5 km’s south of the town of Radium Hot Springs on the east side of the Columbia Valley and Highway 93/95. The closest communities, towns and cities are Radium Hot Springs and Invermere.
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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
  • General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways and bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Pets on Leash

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.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

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.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Four cold water taps are located throughout the park. Water is available during the summer operating months.
Pit or Flush Toilets

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

Vehicle Accessible Camping

There are 26 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. This park is on a first come, first-served basis.
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.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

The toilet building is centrally located in the park and has wheelchair accessible toilets on each side.