Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park. Drinking water from lakes or streams is not recommended unless the water has been treated or rapid-boiled for 5 minutes.

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

For additional information: McGrath Contracting Ltd.

Roscoe Bay Provincial Park

  • Under Federal Regulations, Roscoe Bay is closed to sewage discharge. Vessels are required to keep sewage contained in holding tanks while at anchor.
  • There is a drying shoal located at the entrance of the bay, please refer to tidal information before venturing in and out of the bay.

Know Before You Go

New for 2014: Backcountry Camping fees now in place for Desolation Sound Parks backcountry campgrounds (includes Desolation Sound Marine, Copeland Islands Marine, Malaspina and Roscoe Bay Provincial Parks) from June 1st to September 15th.

To purchase a backcountry camping permit, click on the “Get A Backcountry Camping Permit Now” button. Thank you for your support!
Backcountry Registration System

About This Park

A small fjord and adjacent upland on the east side of West Redonda Island, this park provides excellent opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, backcountry camping and anchorage in Roscoe Bay and fishing, hiking and warm water swimming at Black Lake.

Special feature: Roscoe Bay is known for its annual congregations of Moon Jellies (jelly fish).

Park Size: 247 hectares (200 upland, 47 foreshore, including a portion of Black Lake)

Special Notes:
  • Under Federal Regulations, Roscoe Bay is closed to sewage discharge. Vessels are required to keep sewage contained in holding tanks while at anchor.
  • Roscoe Bay has poor tidal flushing and high fecal coliform count during summer months in previous years due to dumping of boat holding tanks and grey water. For this reason, swimming in Roscoe Bay is not recommended. Due to recent Federal Regulation prohibiting sewage discharge at Roscoe Bay, the opportunity to swim in the anchorage may come back as the water quality in the bay improves.
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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. The park is located northwest of Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park and north of Powell River and Lund on the Sunshine Coast. The nearest community is Lund approximately 20 km by water.

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

  • Conservation: The park protects a small inlet with sheltered anchorage.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Fishing

Fishing

Fresh water fishing in Black Lake. There is tidal water fishing adjacent to the park in Waddington Channel. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

There is a short hiking trail to Black Lake. There is a nice 1 to 2 hour hike along the shore of Black Lake. 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. All domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Swimming

Swimming

The park is accessible by canoe or kayak. A short 200 metre, flat portage to Black Lake exists.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are nice scenic views of Black Lake from the Black Lake shoreline trail.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are permitted in the designated fire pit only – no wood is provided.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry, walk-in camping is allowed year round when accessible, but no facilities are provided. There is space for approximately 4-5 tents.
Fees are collected from June 1st to September 15th.
Backcountry Camping Fee: $5.00 per person / night for all persons 6 years of age or older.
Backcountry Registration System
BC Parks Discover Camping Backcountry Registration System allows you to purchase a backcountry camping permit before leaving home. Although the system does not reserve a campsite, the system provides visitors the convenience of prepaying for their trip and not having to carry cash. We encourage all visitors to register online so we can reduce the need to collect fees in the field.