This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
Visitor InformationPlease Note: Although, Whiskers Point no longer has a sani-station, sani-stations are available at Crooked River and Carp Lake provincial parks.
Whiskers Point Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
- Whiskers Point Provincial Park offers volunteer host opportunities.
About This Park
There is ample opportunity to swim, fish or take a stroll through the woods. A playing field, horseshoe pits, adventure playground and volleyball net provide something for every member of the family.
Special Features: This park features a beautiful sandy beach, representation of the wet, cool sub-boreal spruce forest.
Established Date: March 16, 1956
Park Size: 116 hectares
- For safety reasons, firearms are not permitted in the park. Whiskers Point Park is closed to hunting.
- Boaters are cautioned to keep a close eye on the weather, as McLeod Lake is subject to sudden, heavy winds which can transform the lake surface into dangerous whitecaps. When proceeding along the lake, watch for periodic shallow spots.
Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
Gates close September 8.
| May 15 – September 11, weather permitting.
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 15 – September 11|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 19 – September 3|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||59|
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 campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted at this park 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: This area was once admired by the famous explorer Simon Fraser who established Fort McLeod on behalf of the Northwest Trading Company in 1805. Fort McLeod, just 10 km north of Whiskers Point, was the first trading post west of the Rocky Mountains.
- Conservation: The campground area and day-use areas have been built on the gravel, sand and soil delta deposited over many hundreds of years by Whiskers Creek. The rich delta soils support lush spruce and cottonwood forests. Able to hold abundant water, these fertile soils give rise to the diverse array of plant life found throughout the park and surrounding area.
- Wildlife: Squirrels, coyote and black bear are among the forest residents. Many species of birds frequent the park, including bald eagles, ospreys, tanagers and chickadees.
Activities Available at this Park
Canoeing and kayaking are popular activities at this park.
McLeod Lake provides angling for Dolly Varden and rainbow trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
A 20 minute nature trail offers a pleasant stroll near the beach, then loops back through the fragrant woods to the campground. A new trail offers five interesting signs that provide information on plants, animals, geology and history of the area. 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.
This park is only open for hunting in the South-east addition. Anyone hunting in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the BC Hunting Regulations for seasons and closures.
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.
For swimmers and sunbathers the sheltered sandy beach is perfect for tranquil outdoor relation. Nearby change house, picnic tables and fire pits make it easy to spend a full day enjoying this natural playground. Safe swimming practices are a must! Visitors are encouraged to remain within the designated area. An abrupt drop-off is marked with floats. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
This park has waterskiing opportunities.
Good area for waterfowl viewing and a wintering ground for Trumpeter Swans in open water areas.
This park has windsurfing opportunities.
Facilities Available at this Park
Boaters will find a convenient concrete boat launch complete with parking area.
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.
Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
For swimmers and sunbathers, the sheltered sandy beach is perfect for tranquil outdoor relaxation. Nearby change houses, picnic tables and firepits makeit easy to spend a full day enjoying this natural playground. A picnic shelter near the day use area is ideal for covered activities. A playing field, horseshoe pitches, adventure playground and volleyball net provide something for every member of the family.
Pit or Flush Toilets
Pit and flush toilets are located throughout the park.
There is an adventure playground in the picnic/day-use area.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
The campground on this sandy point features 59 private sites suitable for all sizes of recreational vehicles. Each site contains a picnic table and a firepit. Some of the sites have tent pads. Flush toilets, running water and wood are conveniently located nearby. Campsite reservations are accepted, first-come, first-served campsites are also available.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $22.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $11.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Some facilities in the park are wheelchair accessible.