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
Know Before You Go
There are no developed trails in the park. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, please obey posted signs.
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.
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.
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.
Ocean swimming is available. The beach is very rocky with no sand. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Facilities Available at this Park
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 are permitted in the designated fire rings at each campsite. Firewood is available from the Park Operator at a cost of $7 per bundle or 3 bundles for $20, or you can bring your own. 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.
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.
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
This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets. The pit toilets are wheelchair accessible.
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.