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Park Contact This park proudly operated by:
West Kootenay Park Management Inc.
E-mail: office@westkootenayparks.com
Phone: 866 937-5734

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Martha Creek Provincial Park

About This Park

Martha Creek Provincial Park Great fishing, a wharf, paved boat launch and campsites on the reservoir are four lures that make this park popular with local anglers. The only provincial park on the Revelstoke reservoir, it features one of the few sandy beaches in the area and provides playground opportunities including an adventure playground, indoor cook shelter and a large picnic field complete with volleyball net and horseshoe pitch.

With its close proximity to Revelstoke, the park itself adds to the diversity of tourist attractions. Nearby Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks in the rugged Selkirk Mountains, offer a wide range of activities. Especially popular is the paved Summit Road into the wildflower meadows and alpine of Mt Revelstoke.

Park Size: 71 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 2 – September 29
Gate is closed during the off-season.
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 2 – September 29
Campground Reservable Dates: May 9 – September 14
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 46
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
24
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.

Reservations

All campsite and group picnic reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.

Reserve a site

Campsite Reservations:
Campsite reservations are accepted at this park and first-come, first-served sites are also available.

Group Picnic Reservations: Group picnic site reservations are accepted at this park through Discover Camping for dates starting May 2 to September 29.
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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 in the southern interior of B.C., on the western shore of the Revelstoke reservoir, a 15 min drive, 20 km north of Revelstoke on Highway 23.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: When planning the reservoir, BC Hydro made a commitment to provide recreational access and opportunities. With the support of BC Hydro the park was built in the late 80’s and established in 1993. Martha Creek takes its name from the creek found in the north end of the park. The park lies in the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket and Okanagan first nation traditional territories.
  • Conservation: Martha Creek Park is 71 ha and is situated on an old river terrace, on Lake Revelstoke reservoir. The park has limited conservation values as the site has been highly modified. The south end of the park contains stands of old growth hemlock.
    Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the parks natural heritage, please do not damage or remove them.
  • Wildlife: The park supports a diverse population of small mammals such as squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and porcupines. A field of grass and wildflowers attracts a large population of hummingbirds. There are plenty of mule deer with moose and caribou occasionally observed.
    Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife. Please view all wildlife from a distance.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing and kayaking opportunities are possible but mostly powerboats use the park.
Fishing

Fishing

Rainbow and bull trout are available. The reservoir is very popular with local anglers. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the BC Fishing Regulations Synopsis for restrictions and quotas.
Hiking

Hiking

There are no formal trails within the park. A 100 m trail takes you from the grassy in-field to the beach. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroy plant life and soil structure.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times in the campground and day-use areas, and are not allowed on most beach areas or in park buildings. There is an off leash area in this park where dogs are allowed to play in the water, but they must be under control at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
Swimming

Swimming

There is one open, sunny beach that parallels the group of lake view campsites. The beach consists of coarse sand and pebbles. Cool to refreshing water with a 300m long, flat beach provides excellent swimming and sunbathing opportunities. This is one of the few sandy beaches in the area. Adults can observe their children swimming from their campsite. There is no roped off swimming area. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

A paved and concrete, singlewide boat launch is located at the southern tip of the park, at the far end of the park entrance road. A large wharf accommodating up to 4 boats is available to dock your boat. Overnight parking for vehicles and boat trailers is allowed in the day-use/picnic parking lot. Overflow boat trailer parking is also available near site 41. See Campground Map [PDF 132KB].
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

Cold well water is available for cooking and drinking. Both campers and picnickers share four water taps located at each group of campsites. Taps are shut off during the off-season. This park does not have a sani-station nor the ability to fill water tanks on RVs. A sani-station is available in Revelstoke behind the Tim Hortons/Super 8 Hotel.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has two recognized day-use/picnic areas – one on the beach and one closer to the day-use parking area. The one parking lot can accommodate 40 vehicles. Fire pits and barbeque stands are not available.

The beach day-use/picnic area located at the south end of the campground has 6 picnic tables 20 m back from the shore line. Nearby are an adventure playground, water tap and 2 pit toilets. The beach is coarse sand and pebbles, 300m long and flat.

The infield day-use/picnic area is by the parking lot 2 min from the beach, and has a closed-in shelter, volleyball net and horseshoe pitch. There are 8 tables, 4 in the shelter and 4 in the field. Users share the toilets and water tap located at the beach. The field is maintained and popular for frisbee and other recreational activities. Reservations are available for the picnic shelter, contact Discover Camping at 1-800-689-9025 (extra charges apply) or online: https://secure.camis.com/Discovercamping/
Group Picnicking Fee: $50.00 per group
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

A toilet building with flush toilets and sinks is located in the middle of the campsite near sites 12 and 13. Pit toilets are located throughout the campsite and day-use area.
Playground

Playground

An adventure playground with swing set, monkey bars, and slide is located at the beach day-use/picnic area. The equipment is set in pea gravel.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

The campground hosts 46 vehicle accessible campsites, including 4 doubles. Sites 1-22 are all single campsites with some adjacent to the central grassy field mixed with wildflowers that bloom in late July and August and others that have spectacular views of the reservoir and mountains nearby. Sites 23-46 are located near the lakeshore with a mix of single, double and pull through style sites. All are evenly spaced, open, sunny and hot with a welcoming afternoon wind. Parking for extra vehicles is available in the day-use parking lot.

The park has services from May to September. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available. Non-reservation holding visitors can choose a site that does not have a camping receipt posted on the campsite number post and staff will come to collect fees. A park gate is located at the park entrance. The closest phone and store are in Revelstoke, a 15 min drive south.
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

Wheelchair accessible facilities include a flush toilet in the campground toilet building and one designated campsite. Some of the roads and campsites are paved.