Located on the east shore of the Columbia River near the Canada/USA border 13 kilometres (8 mi) east of Trail, this park preserves archeological sites that tell us of the Indigenous people who lived in this area for thousands of years. Fort Shepard, a Hudson’s Bay Company tradepost situated on the historic Dewdney Trail once stood nearby.
The park protects rare and endangered species, and habitat for a multitude of bird and mammal species.
It also provides a scenic spot for family recreational outings and nature study.
(This park is managed by the Kiwanis Club. The park operates on a ‘user maintained’ basis and services and facilities may differ from those offered in other BC Parks).
The park has one campground situated along the Columbia River.
There are 19 sites along the river some of which provide views of the river.
There a no pull through sites and most of the sites are medium in size.
Approximately 8 sites will accommodate larger recreation vehicles.
All of the sites are evenly spaced and are semi-shaded in a new growth mixed forest.
This park offers services during the peak season from May to September.
The campsite has no reservation system. Visitors select a vacant site and staff will come to collect fees.
There is a gate and staff host residence located at the park entrance. This provides good 24 hour security.