Arrow Lakes Provincial Park • Shelter Bay Site


Arrow lakes Provincial Park (Shelter Bay Site) is located along the shores of Upper Arrow Lake Reservoir adjacent to the Shelter Bay ferry terminal on Highway # 23, 50 km south of Revelstoke. The park is a popular destination for fishers and boaters. The campsites within the park have spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding towering mountains. The park has a cement boat launch and swimming beach. The park is open from May 1 to September 30. This lakeside campground has 17 sites each with a fire ring and picnic table.

Arrow Lakes Park makes a great staging area for other recreational explorations. Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks both close by, offer hiking trails for all skill levels. Travel south, take a ferry ride and discover both Halcyon and Nakusp Hot Springs. The variety of opportunities both in and around this park beckons recreationists of all ages.


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Park Details

Drinking Water Advisory
Intermittent water quality issues (this site only). Water currently NOT POTABLE. Boil 1 minute minimum prior to consumption. Water system solution in progress.

Park Location
50 km south of Revelstoke on Hwy 23 South, adjacent to the inland ferry terminal. Highway 6 traffic crosses the lake by ferry between Fauqier and Needles and Highway 23 traffic by ferry between Galena Bay and Shelter Bay where the park is located (ferry information).

Total Number of Campsites: 17

Opening & Closing Dates
May 1 to September 30

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee
$20 per party/night

No reservations at this site (assigned on a first-come, first-served basis)

Camping Fees
• $20 per camping party/night, 2nd vehicle $10
• Firewood $8 per bundle
• Cash or credit only, no cheques

credit card accepted


martha2Parking permitted only in designated lots and on paved portion of campsites. Parking not permitted on roadsides.

water-yThere is a potable water tap in the campground adjacent to campsite #5. The tap is shut off during the off-season.

picnic-yThis park does not have a day-use/picnic area.

martha3For information on the park and surrounding area, visit the information shelter adjacent to campsite #5, or talk to any park staff.

washrom-yThis park only three pit toilets.  There are no washrooms with running water, flush toilet or showers.

boat launchThe park has a concrete boat launch, float dock attached to piers, and two floating break waters  (both north and south) and has a large, gravel vehicle/boat trailer parking area. Boat trailers can be parked overnight in this lot. Overnight, boats are sometimes left in the water in a partially sheltered lagoon due to high water in July and August. Parking of boat trailers with vehicles is limited to day users and registered campers only.

campfrs-yWhile 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 for $8 per bundle or you may bring your own wood. 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.

campveh-yThis park offers 17 vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis (campsite reservations not accepted). Vehicle accessible camping fee: $20.00 per party/night.


horseback ridingThere are no horse and/or horseback riding opportunities in this park.

fishingAnyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the BC Fishing Regulations Synopsis for quotas and restrictions.

canoe-yThere are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.

cycling, mountain biking, bicyclingBicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in B.C.

pets, domestic animals in parksPets/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.

swimming-yThe park has a picturesque swimming beach along the shores of Upper Arrow Lake. The water temperature is cool and refreshing. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Seniors Fee Discounts

  • Day after Labour Day to June 14 only
  • $10 per senior party/night.
  • Read the User Fees Policy on the BC Parks website for information on Senior Camping Discounts.

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