Okanagan Monashee camping 2

 

Monashee Provincial Park protects substantial stands of old growth cedar, spruce and hemlock. Lush green forests grace the valley bottoms and, in the spring, alpine meadows blossom with a colourful array of wildflowers. The park is also known for some of the oldest rock formations in western Canada. It is a wonderful adventure for both experienced, backcountry hikers and willing beginners alike.

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Park Users must be prepared for extreme weather changes while camping and hiking in the sub-alpine areas of the park. Subzero temperatures are common.
 Dogs are NOT permitted due to potential conflict with red-listed Mountain Caribou.

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PARK OPEN & CLOSING DATES:


Year-round (weather-permitting)


FULL SERVICES & FEES IN EFFECT:


Late June (when snow melts) to Thanksgiving weekend
(subject to change without notice)


Rates:

$5.00 per Person per night (6 years of age & older)

 

Park amenities available

  Facilitated back country camping is available at four locations – Spectrum Lake, Little Peters Lake, Big Peters Lake and Margie Lake. Camping is also permitted in other areas of the Park without a backcountry permit. Campers must practice no-trace ethics (pack-in/pack-out principles of back-country camping).
  Spectrum Lake group campsite is found approximately 100m from the main campground, on the northeast side of the lake. Includes a large, covered picnic table shelter but no stove, six tents pads & a pit toilet. Use of these facilities is on a first-come, first-serve basis; reservations are not accepted. This area is also in a thick cedar forest with a meandering stream running through.
 Campfires permitted within provided fire-pits at Spectrum Lake Campground only.
  Day-Use / Picnic Area at Rainbow Falls.
  Pit Toilets available at the Campgrounds.
  Back-Country Camping Permits can be pre-purchased through reservation system. This does not reserve you a campsite but allows you to pre-pay and not have to carry cash.
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GET DIRECTIONS

Link to a map of the area to plan your route. Utilize Google satellite imagery to see a layout of the campground and/or surrounding area.

 

MAKE A RESERVATION

Click to book online with BC Parks or call Discover Camping at 1-800-689-9025

 

NO RESERVATION?

First Come First Serve, Overflow Camping, as well as registering on a Waitlist, may be available. Get more info..

 

Camp on Okanagan or Kalamalka Lake; or in the Monashee backcountry. View BC Parks camping suggestions for the North Okanagan (near the towns of Vernon, Enderby and Armstrong).

 

These Central Okanagan and South Okanagan BC Parks are near Kelowna, Penticton, Okanagan Falls or Oliver.

 

These BC Parks are just west of the Okanagan Valley via the Crowsnest Trail or Okanagan Connector and convenient when travelling the Hope-Princeton Highway 3. You'll be east of the Hwy 5 Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area.