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Kettle River Recreation Area (Provincial Campground)

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Hwy 33, Rock Creek, BC V0H 1Y0 (just north of Hwy 3)
Kettle Valley Park Road Rock Creek British Columbia V0H 1Y0 CA

Stands of Ponderosa pine interspersed with open areas of bunchgrass characterize this recreation area that lies astride the Kettle River between the Okanagan Plateau and the Monashee Mountains. The abandoned right-of-way of the historic Kettle Valley section of the Canadian Pacific Railway, completed in 1916 to link the Pacific coast with southern Alberta, passes through the site. On the east bank of the river is evidence of the once flourishing gold and silver mines.

In the summer, excellent canoeing or inner tube riding although there are some hazards on the river. In the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are favourite pastimes.

All photos are by Jeff Kuly.

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Accessibility Details

Site 78 is wheelchair accessible. The pad around the table is paved and there is paved access to the site and to the toilet as well.

Kid Friendly
Operating Season
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept
Pet Policy

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.


All campsite and group site reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.


Along the Kettle River with easy access to the historic Kettle Valley Railway Trail. Located 5 km north of Rock Creek on Hwy 33. The closest communities, towns and cities are Rock Creek, Westbridge, Midway, Greenwood and Osoyoos.