Martha Creek Provincial Park is located 18 Km / 10.5 miles north of Revelstoke on Hwy 23 N. This park has great fishing, a wharf, paved boat launch, sandy beach, flush washrooms and 46 campsites (19 of which are lake front sites) on Lake Revelstoke. These seven lures make this park popular with local anglers, boaters and families. As the only provincial park on Lake Revelstoke, it hosts one of the few sandy beaches in the area and provides numerous recreational opportunities including an adventure playground, indoor cook shelter and a large picnic field complete with volleyball net.With its close proximity to Revelstoke, the park itself adds to the diversity of tourists attractions. Nearby Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks in the rugged Selkirk Mountains, offer a wide range of activities. Especially popular is the paved Summit Road into the wildflower meadows and alpine of Mt Revelstoke.
NOTE: The Park does not have a Sani Station but DOES have the ability to fill water tanks in RVs. There is a Sani Station in Revelstoke behind the Super 8 Hotel near Tim Hortons.
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Wheelchair accessible facilities include a flush toilet in the campground toilet building and 5 designated campsites. All of the roads and some of campsites (sites 23-31) are paved.
During the collection season, a sani-station/dump is available near the campground entrance and a fee is charged for the service.
Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge.
This park has two recognized day-use/picnic areas – one on the beach and one closer to the day-use parking area. The one parking lot can accommodate 40 vehicles. Fire pits and barbeque stands are not available.
The beach day-use/picnic area located at the south end of the campground has 6 picnic tables 20 m back from the shore line. Nearby are an adventure playground, water tap and 2 pit toilets. The beach is coarse sand and pebbles, 300m long and flat.
The infield day-use/picnic area is by the parking lot 2 min from the beach, and has a closed-in shelter, volleyball net and horseshoe pitch. There are 8 tables, 4 in the shelter and 4 in the field. Users share the toilets and water tap located at the beach. The field is maintained and popular for frisbee and other recreational activities. Reservations are available for the picnic shelter, contact Discover Camping at 1-800-689-9025 (extra charges apply) or online: https://secure.camis.com/Discovercamping/
A toilet building with flush toilets and sinks is located in the middle of the campsite near sites 12 and 13. Pit toilets are located throughout the campsite and day-use area.
An adventure playground with swing set, monkey bars, and slide is located at the beach day-use/picnic area. The equipment is set in pea gravel.
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 $7.00 per bundle. 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 well water is available for cooking and drinking. Both campers and picnickers share four water taps located at each group of campsites. Taps are shut off during the off-season. This park does not have a sani-station but does have the ability to fill water tanks on RVs by site 41. A sani-station is available in Revelstoke behind the Tim Hortons/Super 8 Hotel.
The campground hosts 46 vehicle accessible campsites, including 4 doubles. Sites 1-22 are all single campsites with some adjacent to the central grassy field mixed with wildflowers that bloom in late July and August and others that have spectacular views of the reservoir and mountains nearby. Sites 23-46 are located near the lakeshore with a mix of single, double and pull through style sites. All are evenly spaced, open, sunny and hot with a welcoming afternoon wind. Parking for extra vehicles is available in the day-use parking lot.
The park has services from May to September. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available. Non-reservation holding visitors can choose a site that does not have a camping receipt posted on the campsite number post and staff will come to collect fees. A park gate is located at the park entrance. The closest phone and store are in Revelstoke, a 15 min drive south.
A paved and concrete, singlewide boat launch is located at the southern tip of the park, at the far end of the park entrance road. A large wharf accommodating up to 4 boats is available to dock your boat. Overnight parking for vehicles and boat trailers is allowed in the day-use/picnic parking lot. Overflow boat trailer parking is also available near site 41. See Campground Map.
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HIKING: There are no formal trails within the park. A 100 m trail takes you from the grassy in-field to the beach. Past campsite 46, an old road leads north to a kokanee spawning channel, views of Lake Revelstoke, and spots for seclusion. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroy plant life and soil structure.
SWIMMING: There is one open, sunny beach that parallels the group of lake view campsites. The beach consists of coarse sand and pebbles. Cool to refreshing water with a 300m long, flat beach provides excellent swimming and sunbathing opportunities. This is one of the few sandy beaches in the area. Adults can observe their children swimming from their campsite. There is no roped off swimming area. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
PETS ON LEASH: Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times in the campground and day-use areas, and are not allowed on most beach areas or in park buildings. There is an off leash area in this park where dogs are allowed to play in the water, but they must be under control at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
FISHING: Rainbow and bull trout are available. The reservoir is very popular with local anglers. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the BC Fishing Regulations Synopsis for quotas and restrictions.
CANOEING: Canoeing and kayaking opportunities are possible but mostly powerboats use the park.
CYCLING: Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in B.C. There is an extremely popular biking area adjacent to the campground. Downhill mountain biking is prevalent on Sale Mountain, some of the best in British Columbia.