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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Park Contact Kaloya Contracting Ltd.
E-mail: info@campokanagan.com
Phone: 250 548 0076
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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.

Park Size: 38 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.)
June 1 – September 16 approximately (Gate is closed during the off-season)
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: June 1 – September 16 approximately
Campground Reservable Dates: Not applicable
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 16
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 5 km west of Rock Creek on Highway #3. The closest communities, towns and cities are Rock Creek, Bridesville and Osoyoos.
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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. 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.
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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

A hand pump is available in the park.
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 16 vehicle-accessible campsites, including one double site, all of which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The operator maintains the park from June 1 – September 16, after which the gate is locked. The park is gated just off the highway and the campground is located 500m beyond the gate.

The campground, though small, has a variety of terrain. Sites 1-7 are in the open with a few shrubs and small trees in between while sites 7-16 are shaded by mature Douglas fir, larch and spruce trees, with more shrubs and space separating the sites to offer greater privacy. The gravel sites are small and have a picnic table and a fire ring.

A self-registration vault and two pit toilets are located by the information shelter upon entering the campground. Campers can deposit their fee if no staff are present. Rock Creek, 5 km east of the park, has the nearest services.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $16.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $8.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.