After visiting the Mountain Shadows RV Resort, we stopped at the Dry Gulch Provincial Park which was just past Radium Hot Springs and Redstreak campground going south towards Invermere. The distance is approximately 4.5 km south of Radium Hot Springs off Highway 93/95. As soon as we drove in, there was a sign with the following information if you wanted to park your RV and camp there:
Welcome to British Columbia Parks
Please select a campsite. The fee is $21.00 per camping party (includes G.S.T.). An attendant will collect the fee.
– 1-4 persons 16 years of age or older
– Maximum of 8 persons including children (15 years of age and younger)
Vehicles per Camping Party
– One vehicle and trailer is allowed but (either one but not both) may be an RV
– A second vehicle (non-RV) may be allowed on site for an additional nightly charge of ½ the campsite fee
– 1 camping party per site, unless otherwise authorized
– 11:00 a.m.
– Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the beach and day use areas
B.C. Senior Camping Fees
– Half rate, except from June 15 to Labour Day when full rates apply
The Self Registration Fee Station Instructions
1) Occupy a vacant campsite. Note your campsite number and vehicle licence number. Return here immediately to register.
2) Complete the permit envelop with requested information.
3) Place the required fee in the envelope, remove the receipt stub and place the sealed envelope in the deposit vault.
4) Display the receipt stub on your campsite number post. Please remove the stub when you vacate the site.
It’s that simple. For what it’s worth, the Dry Gulch Provincial Park was one of my favorite stops because there was a peaceful vibe and there was a lot of room for people to park their RVs. At this Park, there are 26 campsites which are divided into two loops but with no drive-through sites. Most of the sites accommodate large RVs and there are about 8 sites that have tent pads. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table.
Additionally, there is a building with 6 flush toilets and it is wheelchair accessible, conveniently located at the junction of the upper and lower campground loops. Plus, there are 4 pit toilets situated in each campground loop.
Bears are seen occasionally within the Park so to avoid a surprise encounter, put all your garbage in the garbage cans and keep a clean campsite. Store all your food in the vehicle.
Just a note for campers and RVers who have pets, they must be kept on a leash while in the Park and they are not permitted in day use or beach areas.
It’s important to arrive early since the Dry Gulch Provincial Park is on a first some first serve basis.
Check out the BC Parks website with extensive information on Rules and Regulations, Maps, Nature and Culture plus other valuable information about the Dry Gulch Provincial Park.
“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.” John Burroughs, Leaf and Tendril