About the Park

McDonald Creek is the ideal place to spend several days enjoying kms of beautiful fine sandy beaches, swimming, and relaxing in the nearby commercial Nakusp or halycon Hotsprings. 32 campsites have direct beach access. The park has 18 electrified campsites, a new shower building with flush toilets, and a coin operated full service sani-station with potable water RV fill. Open May 1 – September 30 at 11am. From June 21 to September 12 all sites are 100% reservable with unoccupied reservable sites available on a one/two night first come-first served basis.

McDonald Creek ©West Kootenay Park Management


West Kootenay Park Management Inc.
Phone:     250-837-5734
For more information leave a voice message for park staff  at 250-265-3592.
Toll Free: 1-866-937-5734
E-mail:     [email protected]
Website:  www.westkootenayparks.com


Frontcountry camping non electrified – $30/party/night
Seniors – $15
Frontcountry camping electrified – $37/party/night
Seniors – $22
Second Vehicle – $12


72 campsites, flush toilets, showers, sandy beach, boat launch, playground, day-use area with picnic tables and sani-station.


On the shores of Upper Arrow Lake, 16 km south of Nakusp on Highway 6.


468 ha.

Available activities & amenities at this park ↓

Park Amenities

  • Vehicle accessible camping facilities

  • Picnic sites

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Toilets

  • Showers

  • Sani-station / dump facilities

  • Campfires allowed

  • Playground

  • Beach

  • Boat Launch

  • Pets must be on leash

  • Off-leash dog area

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Electricity

Park Activities

  • Swimming

  • Scuba Diving / Snorkeling

  • Canoeing / kayaking

  • Windsurfing

  • Waterskiing

  • Fishing

  • Bicycling

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