Camping in Revlestoke is an excellent way to make the most of your experience and connect with nature. The Revelstoke camping facilities have a lot to offer, depending on your preferences and how close to nature you want to get.
Snowforest Revelstoke Campground
Snowforest Campground is one of the newest additions to Mount Revelstoke National Park. It opened in 2020 in a family-friendly location with biking and hiking trails nearby. Located at the beginning of the Meadows of the Sky Parkway, Snowforest Campground is the first new campground in the Mountain National Parks in more than fifty years!
Aside from more than sixty campsites ranging from walk-in tenting spots to full-service, pull-through sites for RVs, Snowforest Campground also has three of the super rare MicrOcubes that sleep two people. Guests can access a shower building, outdoor dishwashing stations, campfire areas, and a multitude of visitor services.
Snowforest Campground accepts reservations from May 21st through October 10th, depending on the weather. You must have a reservation to stay and possess a fire permit to use the campfire areas
Revelstoke Camping in Tents: Wadey Recreation Site
We found a beautiful spot at Wadey Recreation Site, a popular place for overnight camping and day use. It’s set on Lake Revelstoke with thirty sites surrounded by big, beautiful trees.
Admittedly, the sites are rather small and best for tents or small units, but they are strategically arranged among the towering trees to preserve your immersion in nature. There’s plenty of room to compromise on site size with such a spectacular view. Try enjoying a hot mug of your favorite drink at sunrise while looking out at Lake Revelstoke!
It’s well-maintained with tables, toilets, and a beach area with a boat launch. You can even fish with a permit. Wadey Recreation Site usually opens at the beginning of May and closes at the end of September.
RV Camping in Revelstoke: Blanket Creek Provincial Park
Slightly south of Revelstoke you’ll find the family-friendly Blanket Creek Provincial Park. Once a farm, the property was developed as a recreational site with a man-made lagoon, historic homestead, and an adventure playground for the kids. It even offers easy access to Sutherland Falls and other trails.
Blanket Creek Provincial Park is massive, with more than 100 sites available, including some double and group campsites. You can reserve sites from May through the end of September.
As a large camping area, Blanket Creek offers numerous activities, including canoeing, fishing, and swimming. You can have campfires as long as you follow the park rules and don’t collect wood from the area. The facilities include pit and flush toilets, a dumping station, showers, and picnic areas.
It’s important to note that the area is known for bears due to the numerous fruit trees left by early settlers. Keep sites clean and pets on leashes so that you don’t attract or provoke a bear.
One of the best parts of Blanket Creek Provincial Park is that Sutherland Falls is pretty much right there.
Backcountry Revelstoke Camping: Eva Lake and Jade Lakes
Mount Revelstoke National Park has two backcountry campgrounds for the summer months. There are four sites with tent pads, outhouses, and bear-proof food storage lockers. The backcountry sites at Eva Lake and Jade Lakes operate from mid-July to late September, depending on the snow.
Before you can reserve one of these sites, you must obtain a backcountry camping permit and a national park pass. There are two major restrictions to note with backcountry camping. You can’t build campfires or bring dogs along.
Additional Revelstoke Camping Notes and Options
Many locations start taking reservations in early April, especially those operated through the National Park System. Popular locations book fast, so you may want to book your sites as soon as possible.
Like many adventure locations, Revelstoke has a multitude of camping sites available. There are plenty more Revelstoke camping options to consider, we will update this piece with more soon.