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Monck Provincial Park
Know Before You GoMajor credit cards are accepted at the gatehouse and store.
There is a pay telephone at the gate office near the entrance to the park.
- Quiet Hours - are 10 pm to 7 am. Music, generators, etc. must be shut off completely between these hours.
- Hibachis and Campstoves can burn the picnic tables. Please do not use them on the tables.
- Pets - must be on leash (no longer than 2 metres) at all times while in the park. They are not allowed on beaches or in day-use areas. Owners must clean up after their pets.
- Consumption of Alcohol - is prohibited except in your campsite.
Parking and Traffic Safety
- Roadways can be very busy. All road users must obey traffic regulations and rules. The speed limit within the park is 10 km/hour or less. Always yield to the slowest mode of travel; e.g., cyclists yield to walkers.
- Motorcycles and Bicycles are permitted on park roads only and must travel in the same direction & speed as the signage indicates. Motorcycles must be properly licenced and must be operated by a licenced driver only. Helmets must be worn. Unlicenced ATV's or dirt bikes are not permitted.
- Parking - is prohibited on the side of the road. Please park on the gravelled portion of your campsite or in designated parking spaces. Vehicles parked in day-use areas after 11 pm may be ticketed or towed.
- Nicola Lake is subject to frequent sudden windstorms, poseing a very real danger to small boats.
- The swimming area is buoyed off from boat traffic. The lake bottom drops off sharply between the buoys and close to the shore in other areas of the lake. Use caution.
- The extreme hot, dry climate can result in overexposure to the sun. Everyone in your party should wear sunscreen of at least 15 SPF and a hat with a brim.
- Wood ticks are most prevalent between March and June. These parasites reside in tall grass and low shrubbery and seek out warm-blooded hosts. Although they are potential carriers of disease, they are a natural part of the environment and can be easily avoided. Your legs should be protected by wearing trousers tucked into socks or gaiters. After outdoor activity, thoroughly examine yourself. Check your pets for ticks as well.
- Valuables - when left unattended or at night, should be stored out of sight and locked up at all times. Please report all thefts to the Park Staff as soon as possible.
About This ParkSet on the shore of Nicola Lake, Monck Provincial Park offers a wide assortment of recreational activities including camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, water-skiing, wind-surfing and hiking.
A very popular family-oriented campground in a hot, dry setting this park has very high use during the summer season.
In addition to providing recreational opportunities, Monck protects a ponderosa pine, bunchgrass ecosystem and a volcanic rock cliff landscape.
Park Size: 92 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.)
|Main gate and one campground loop open with limited services from April 15 to April 30 and from October 1 to October 15.|
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 1 – September 30|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 15 – September 1|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||120|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|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 reserveable, vehicle accessible campsites must be reserved through Discover Camping.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
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.
Nature and Culture
- History - Established in 1951. The original land was donated and was the site of an old homestead. There are archaeological sites including two First Nations pit house depressions in the day-use area.
- Wildlife - There are 26 species of fish in Nicola Lake.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved management plan for Monck Provincial Park. [PDF 83.1KB]
This is NOT the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
View the Annual Drinking Water System Report [pdf]: Monck
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
If there are no staff at the gatehouse upon arrival, all campers, including reservation customers, must self register. There are three self-registration stations in the campground, one in each loop. Staff will be at the campground at least once a day during the camping season. The entrance gate is locked between the hours of 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. In emergencies the park attendant can be reached at the residence in the service yard during these hours.