The Wadey Recreation Site is a beautiful large recreation site nestled on the eastern shores of Lake Revelstoke. The site is very popular due to its waterfront day use areas, spacious campsites, many with spectacular lake views. The site is located 25 kilometers north of Revelstoke On Highway 23 North, on the south side of Laforme Creek on Lake Revelstoke. It has 30 sites nestled in the trees, a boat launch and two day use areas. The site does not have any potable water or garbage receptacles.
Our Staff at Wadey
Parking is permitted only in designated parking locations by the north Day Use area, three parking stalls near the south Day Use beach, boat launch, and at the overflow area on the south side of the entrance road. Parking is not permitted on roadsides.
The site has two day-use /picnic areas located along the waterfront. The north Day Use area has four waterfront picnic tables and the south Day Use area has a single picnic table. Picnicking is not permitted in campsites unless the site has been paid for.
For information on the recreation site and surrounding area, visit the information shelter at the campground entrance, Site Host on campsite #18, or talk to any site staff.
Five pit toilets are conveniently located throughout the campground. There are no flush toilet buildings at the site.
Campfires are permitted at the site only in designated metal campfire rings. Every campsite has a campfire ring. There are no campfire rings in the Day Use areas. 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 site or you may bring your own wood. Firewood can be purchased from the Site Host on site #18 or from the staff. 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 site (this is a ticketable offence under the Forest Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
The site has one campground situated on the shores of Lake Revelstoke. The campground contains 30 vehicle accessible sites. There is one pull through site. There are no designated tent pads but tents can be placed on the campsite gravel pad. The campground offers a selection of wooded/shaded sites in a mixed forest of birch, white pine, cedar and hemlock. The site offers services during the peak season from May to September. Campsites are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors can select any site and self register and deposit the required fees in the deposit vault located at the campground entrance. Staff will circulate through the site during the evening hours to sell firewood and check for compliance. There are no pay phones in the park and no cell phone service. The closest store is in Revelstoke, 25 km south on Highway 23.Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $12.00 per party / night, Senior’s Rate $6.00 per senior party/night.
The site has two short hiking trails. The first trail can be accessed off of the main site entry road. This trail is about 1 km long and makes a loop down to the lake shore and then swings back up to Hwy 23. Features include a small beach and access to the mouth of Laforme Creek. The other trail is about 500 meters in length and can be accessed from beside the pit toilet near the Host Site (#18). This trail follows the shoreline of Lake Revelstoke and ends at a small, secluded beach.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. 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.
The site has two Day Use areas suitable for swimming. The southern area is the preferred location for swimming with its grassy area adjacent to a pea gravel beach. There is no roped off swimming area. There are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty at the site.