Shuswap Lake Provincial Park
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Shuswap Lake Provincial Park

Scotch Creek BC

Shuswap Lake is the largest and most popular campground on Shuswap Lake. Enjoy camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, windsurfing, sailing, houseboating, waterskiing, nature study, photography, visitor programs and biking.

The Basics

A very popular destination, the park operates at capacity from early July to Labour Day (early Sept).

The park is situated on the old delta of Scotch Creek, has one kilometer of sandy, pebble beach, and includes the whole of Copper Island. The park also offers a large grassy play area, an adventure playground, a large boat launch. and a self-guiding nature trail.

Boaters may wish to visit Copper Island, located two kilometres offshore. A 2.8 km hiking trail provides beautiful views of the area. Please note that camping and campfires are prohibited on the island.

Supplies, groceries, and many recreational opportunities including bumper boats, mini-golf driving range, go-carts, para-sailing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, boat and jet-ski rentals are offered by near-by businesses.

Park Size: 149 hectares

Special Things To Know
  • Security - During peak periods, security is on a 24-hour basis. During peak periods, security can be contacted at the Gate Office between 7 am and 11 pm and at the Main Gate from 11 pm to 7 am. 
  • Quiet Hours - are 10 pm to 7 am. Music, generators, etc. must be shut off completely between these hours. Disturbances will not be tolerated and those who cause a disturbance may be fined or evicted.
  • Alcohol - It is an offense to possess or consume alcohol in a public place. 
  • Hibachis and Campstoves - can burn the picnic tables. Please do not use them on the tables.
  • 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 Facility Operator as soon as possible. 
  • Forts and Chalk - The building of forts in the wooded areas and using chalk on the roadways are not permitted. 
  • Traffic Safety - The speed limit within the park is 20 km/hour.
  • Parking - is prohibited on the side of the road. Please park on the graveled portion of your campsite or in designated parking spaces. Vehicles parked in the day-use area after 11 pm may be towed. 
  • Motorcycles - are permitted on park roads only. Motorcycles must be properly licenced and must be operated by a licenced driver only. Helmets must be worn. 
  • High Water - depending on late spring or early summer rainfall, there may be limited beach area due to high water levels of the lake.
Location

On the north shore of the main arm of Shuswap Lake, and includes Copper Island. Leave Hwy #1 at Squilax, and drive 19 km on paved roads. Note that Copper Island is only accessible by boat.


 

Hours / Dates of Operation

Open May 1 - September 30 - Reservations recommended for July and August.

 

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