Gladstone Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
May 25, 2017: Docks at the Texas Creek boat launch to be removed for repairs
Due to high water and recent high winds, the docks at the Texas Creek boat launch have been damaged. The ramp will remain open, but the docks are unsafe to use and will be removed until water levels drop and repairs are completed.
Know Before You Go
- Texas Creek Campground is 100% reservable.
- Please note: There is no long term trailer storage permitted at the Texas Creek boat launch. Any trailers left in the parking lot for more than 14 days per calendar year are subject to removal and fines.
- Xenia Lake Campground, in Gladstone Provincial Park, can be reached by road via the Miller Creek Forest Service Road, located at Km 23 on the North Fork Road, north of Grand Forks. The forest service road reaches the Provincial Park boundary at km 8.3; make a right turn on a rough road for another 1 km east and you will arrive at the campgound on the lake. This last kilometre is very rough and in poor condition. There are 3 campsites on the lake. Please keep the sites clean and carry out all garbage.
- Trail maintenance has been reduced on all trails in Gladstone Provincial Park. Although these trails remain open, users may encounter fallen trees and/or trail wash-outs. Extra caution is advised.
About This Park
The park also has significant wilderness value. It provides a diversity of habitats in the Selkirk Foothills ecosection of the province that is found nowhere else. These include Kokanee spawning areas, winter range for deer and elk, and of particular importance, low elevation habitats and old growth cedar and hemlock forests.
There are several short trails that lead from the campground to the lake. Christina Lake has a reputation as one of the warmest and clearest lakes in Canada. There are several pocket beaches that provide great opportunities for privacy and quiet moments. The Monashee Mountains surround the lake and it is a perfect backdrop for a variety of water-oriented recreational activities. Fishing for Kokanee, rainbow trout and small-mouth bass is popular. The protection of spawning areas in the park such as Sandner Creek is extremely important.
Established Date: July 12, 1995
Park Size: 39,387 ha
- Swimmer’s Itch – Symptoms will be an irritating rash and persistent itch. Calamine lotion is an effective treatment.
- Poison Ivy – A low plant with three glossy, bright green leaves and white berries. Wear shoes when hiking, especially in underbrush. Calamine lotion is an effective treatment.
| 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 5 – September 24
(Gate is locked during off-season, but park is accessible on foot)
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 5 – September 24
|Gladstone Marine Sites:||May 5 – September 24|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 17 – September 4|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||62 – Campground is 100% reservable|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if 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.|
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.
Groupsite camping and day-use picnicking are not available in 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.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The Gladstone Provincial Park Management Plan [PDF 928.83KB] defines the role of the park in the provincial protected area system. The plan provides long-term direction to guide management and development of the park. Issues addressed include the level of facility development, management of park access and management of natural, cultural and recreational values.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Please note: There is no long term trailer storage permitted at the Texas Creek boat launch. Any trailers left in the parking lot for more than 14 days per calendar year are subject to removal and fines.
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
- Check reservation board at campground entrance for pre-assigned site number.
Peter Lake has been used as a backcountry camp by past users. There is room for three tents beside the lake. There are no other facilities. There is no beach and swimming opportunities are limited. The lake contains rainbow trout and brook trout. There are opportunities for hiking up the ridge south of the lake for views into the Sandner Creek drainage.
Xenia Lake has an old Forest Service Recreation site. There are two pit toilets and five picnic tables.
Troy Creek is located at the extreme northwest corner of Christina Lake 10 km from the Texas Creek boat launch or 11.3 km hiking along the Deer Point/Troy Creek Trail. This small bay has a rocky shoreline backed by a mixed forest with some exceptional Western red cedar and Douglas fir. An old cabin provides evidence of past use of the site. There are great views across the lake and to the north as well as good fishing. There is one pit toilet and five picnic tables. A trail leads up to Xenia Lake.
Parson Creek is located on the west side of Christina Lake opposite Deer Point 6 km from the Texas Creek boat launch accessible only by boat. The majority of the shoreline is rocky and the upland is heavily forested with few shrubs. The small beach is coarse gravel. There is one pit toilet and two picnic tables.
Treadmill Creek is located on the west side of Christina Lake 5 km from the Texas Creek boat launch. This large beach of coarse sand is sheltered from prevailing south winds making it a great spot for swimming and fishing. It offers an excellent view of Sandner-Troy Creek at the head of the lake. The land slopes away from the beach in a series of terraces. There are two pit toilets and four picnic tables.
Axel Johnson is located on the west side of Christina Lake 3 km from the Texas Creek boat launch. This isolated bay has a long sandy beach making it a good spot for swimming and waterskiing. There are views across the lake of rock slides. There are two pit toilets and four picnic tables.
Starchuck Beach is located on the west side of Christina Lake almost opposite of Texas Creek. This large sandy beach area is the southern most site on the west side. It is a popular area for swimming and fishing. There are two pit toilets and four picnic tables.
Trapper Creek can be accessed by either boat or from the Deer Point Trail. It is a small, semi-open site with swimming and fishing opportunities. There is one pit toilet and two picnic tables.