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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Park Contact This park proudly operated by:
McGrath Contracting Ltd.
Phone: 250 286-9992
Email: info@mcgrathcontracting.ca

For additional information, click here for the McGrath Contracting Ltd. website.

Okeover Arm Provincial Park

About This Park

Okeover Arm Provincial Park On the east side of the Malaspina Peninsula, visitors enjoy canoeing and kayaking, searching out the varied marine life and walking through the lightly-forested upland. This small campground is on the doorstep of Desolation Sound Marine Park. There are 14 vehicle/tent sites open seasonally and four small, condensed sites open all year. Activities include swimming, fishing, canoeing/kayaking.

Established Date: February 22, 1979

Park Size: 4 hectares

Stay Safe: There are no developed trails in the park. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, please obey posted signs.
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 15
Gate is closed to main campground area during the off-season.
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: June 1 – September 15
Off-season: There are four sites open; no fee, no services, user-maintained.
Campground Reservable Dates: Not applicable
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 14 vehicle accessible and
4 tent sites
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. At northern terminus of Hwy #101, 19 km north of Powell River. Lund is the closest community to the Park, located approximately 9 km west by road.

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

  • Culture: Part of the campsite and day-use area are situated on a traditional Sliammon Fist Nations archeological site. BC Parks worked closely with the Sliammon Band to develop the site in a way that would enhance the protection a large shell midden which is the main feature of the site. There are interpretive signs explaining the significant aspects of the site.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park. This park is often used by kayakers as a jumping point to access Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park.
Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Click here for information about Fishing and Shellfish Harvesting.
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.
Swimming

Swimming

Ocean swimming is available. The beach is very rocky with no sand. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

Although this park does not have a boat launch, there is a boat launch immediately adjacent to the park. Please note that the boat launch is only recommended for use during high tides and with 4 wheel drive vehicles. The habour authority has built a new parking area which is 50 metres from the park and very convenient for boaters.
Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are permitted in the designated fire rings at each campsite. Firewood is available from the Park Operator at a cost of $6 per bundle or you can bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

There is a cold water hand pump located in the park at the north end of the campground at the edge of the parking lot.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a picnic/day-use area located next to the campgrounds. There are no covered shelters or picnic tables. There is a small grassy area with a bench and a view of Okeover Arm and Lancelot Inlet. The beach is very rocky with no sand. There are wheelchair accessible pit toilets in the day-use area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets. The pit toilets are wheelchair accessible.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers 14 vehicle accessible campsites and 4 tent only sites on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are not accepted. The 14 vehicle accessible sites are open seasonally. The 4 tent only sites are open all year. There are 2 double sites. Sites are spaced in a setting of mature hemlock and cedar trees. There is room for 2 vehicles at each site, extra parking is available for campers only. Camping is by self-registration. There is no fee in the off-season. There is no pay phone in the park. The nearest store is in Lund approximately 8 km away.
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.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

The park has wheelchair accessible pit toilets.