Situated 10 km south of Nakusp, McDonald Creek Park is one of a system of four provincial parks on the Arrow Lake reservoir. With facilities on the eastern shoreline, it is a holiday destination for swimming, boating and fishing opportunities.
It features several kilometres of fine sandy beach, water front sites and open grassy meadows. A boat launch as well as good fishing opportunities for kokanee, bull and rainbow trout is available.
The Arrow Reservoir bisects McDonald Creek Provincial Park and protects lakeshore riparian habitat on the east side and forested upland habitat on the west side. This combination offers outdoor recreational opportunities in a unique forested/lakeside setting.
There are 38 vehicle accessible sites in the park including 3 doubles. Four of these sites have tent pads. There are no pull through sites however the campground has an even mix of small to large sites and can accommodate large recreational vehicles. The majority of sites are lakefront and offer access to the beach but are not considered to have lake views. All sites are shady, set in a mixed forest of pine and larch. Extra vehicles can be parked in the day-use parking area.
The park offers services during the peak season from May to September and offers vehicle accessible campsites (38) on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsite reservations are not accepted. Visitors can select any site and staff will come to collect fees.
The Park is open year round unless inaccessible due to weather conditions and the campground is open from April to September.