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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Park Contact

This park proudly operated by:
Quality Recreation Ltd.
250 584-9025
info@explorebcparks.ca

Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Johnstone Creek Provincial Park

About This Park

Johnstone Creek Provincial Park

Located east of Osoyoos, this park offers camping in a quiet, forested creek side setting. It provides a convenient escape from the hectic Okanagan Valley.

The park has 38 hectares of mature Douglas fir, larch and spruce trees that provide habitat for woodpeckers and other cavity nesting bird species. White-tailed deer are often seen in the park.

Established Date: March 16, 1956
Park Size: 38 hectares

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 5 km west of Rock Creek on Highway #3. The closest communities, towns and cities are Rock Creek, Bridesville and Osoyoos.

Activities Available at this Park

Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Hiking

Hiking

Take 15 minutes to hike a short loop along the creek and out to three different benches that offer views of the rugged terrain of ravines and gorges that surrounds this little park. There are steep cliffs beyond the benches, do not hike beyond the viewpoints. 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 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.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are no viewing platforms but there are three benches that offer fantastic views of the surrounding area. Douglas fir, larch and spruce trees provide habitat for woodpeckers and other cavity nesting bird species. White-tailed deer are often seen in the park.

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

A hand pump is available in the park. Interior Health has issued a permanent “boil water” advisory on this source.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers a quiet, forested campground with 16 vehicle-accessible campsites that are all available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The campground was recently rebuilt and offers large, shaded sites. Campsites are often available for last-minute campers in peak months. Fees are cash only and are self-registration.

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $18.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.