Moyie Lake Provincial Park

Moyie Lake is a large, 111 site campground that offers a wide variety of activities and facilities. Well treed, this park showcases numerous lodgepole pine, cottonwood and larch trees. Frequent wildlife sightings at this park include: deer, several species of waterfowl, and ground squirrels.

Moyie is an incredibly popular destination campground for families as it provides many opportunities for nature based play for children and youths and offers a variety of convenient facilities on site.

Reservations

Moyie Lake does accept reservations for 59 of its 111 campsites. All reservations for Provincial Parks in BC go through the Discover Camping System. The Discover Camping System opens yearly on January 2nd and Moyie accepts reservations for front country sites up to four months in advance, with a minimum of two days in advance.  Key Information about the reservation process are noted below:

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This is the website for the reservation service. Here you may check availability and make reservations for any Provincial Park in BC that accepts them.  You can also view pictures of the reservable campsites and check their measurements.  Click the logo to be directed to the BC Parks Discover Camping Reservation Service.

This is the phone number for the reservation service. Please know that there is an additional administrative fee for making bookings by phone.

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This is where you may get information about reservation policy and procedure. Questions about making, changing or canceling a reservation? This is your guide.  Click the logo to be directed to BC Parks Frontcountry Campground Reservations information page.

Photo Courtesy of Jenna Gunn

Maps
Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Campsites:  Moyie has 111 campsites. It has 59 reservable sites and 52 first-come-first-serve campsites. These campsites are good for tents, RVs or trailers.

Toilets: In addition to many outhouses, this campground offers flush toilets. There are three toilet buildings located throughout the park.

 

Showers: Moyie has one shower building located in the center of the campground. These facilities are for registered guests only, as they are paid for through the camping fees instead of being coin operated. Additional shower facilities will be under construction for the 2018 season.

Picnic Area: Moyie has picnic areas available at Campers Day use (adjacent the campground) and at the Sandy Beach Day Use Area. Dogs are not permitted in picnic areas.

 

Drinking Water: Water posts are located throughout the campground and day use areas. There is also a Sani-station area to fill RVs with potable water. Water quality is tested every two weeks.

 

Campfires: Each campsite is equipped with a fire pit. Firewood can be purchased on site from the Park Operator.

 

Playground: Moyie has a playground facility located in the center of the campground adjacent to the shower building.

 

Boat Launch: The park provides a boat launch onto Moyie Lake. Parking is limited so all registered guests are requested to park their boats and trailers at their campsite.

 

Sani-Station/Dump: A system for dumping, flushing and filling water tanks is available for RV’s. Although clearly signed, the second hose is for potable water. There is a fee for dumping and must be paid in exact coin.

Things to Do

Swimming: Moyie Lake is a popular swimming hot spot, with 1300 meters of developed sandy beach. Sandy Beach Day use includes a grassy picnic area. This beach has a slow incline enclosed in a line of swimming buoys so is great for young children. A specific area for dogs exists adjacent to the boatlaunch near Campers Day Use.  Please be aware that due to fluctuating water levels, during June and early July there may be higher than usual debris amount on the beaches.

 

Hiking: There are two interpretive trails within Moyie Lake Provincial Park, the Kettle Pond Trail and the Meadow Trail. Both are easy, roughly 45 minute loops. The trails are great for walking or bicycles. The Sandy Beach Day Use area is within easy walking distance from the main campground.

 

Biking: Moyie is a series of paved loops (be cautious of traffic) and has the Meadow Trail and Kettle Pond Trail. The Sandy Beach Day Use area is easily accessible by bike from the main campground.

 

Boating: Within the park is a boat launch which is popular with campers and locals alike. Parking is limited so registered campers are asked to keep their boats and trailers at their campsites. Moyie is popular for motor boating, canoeing, dragon boating, windsurfing, and jet skiing.

 

Fishing: There are several species of fish in Moyie Lake Lake: Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Eastern Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon and Ling Cod.  Fishing licenses can be purchased and regulations read here: http://www.fishing.gov.bc.ca/

Interpretive Programs: During July and August, Moyie often has scheduled interpretive programs. Park Operators post schedules within the park during these times.

Park Fees
Nightly Fee

$33.00

This is the fee per camping party per night.

Extra Vehicles

$12.00

One vehicle is permitted for each camping party. Any additional vehicles are subject to a nightly fee.

Seniors Rate

$16.50

During the shoulder season, BC Seniors pay a reduced rate.

Firewood

$8.00

Firewood can be purchased on site from the park operator.

Sani Station Dumping

$5.00

The fee to dump grey and black water from trailers and RVs. Payment must be made in exact coin.

Photo Courtesy of Jenna Gunn

Photo Courtesy of Jenna Gunn

Key Rules to Know Before You Go

Camping Party Size: A camping party is 1-4 persons 16 years of age or older. Maximum party size is 8 persons (when including children under the age of 16). A camping party can have one vehicle and trailer, either one (but not both) may be an RV.

 

Extra Vehicles: A camping party may have a second vehicle (non-RV) on site for an additional nightly charge of half its camping fee. A towed vehicle and/or boat are not considered a second vehicle.

 

Check In/Check Out: Check in time is 1:00pm on scheduled date of arrival. Check out time is 11:00am. Late check outs may be permitted with prior approval from the Park Operator.

 

Pets: Pets are permitted on leash within the camping area. They are not permitted in the day use or picnic areas. Waste must be cleaned up and properly disposed of. Noise must be controlled.

Equipment: All tents, RVs, vehicles and equipment must remain on the gravel portion of the campsite to protect the ecological values of the park and preserve it for future users.

Quiet Time and Generators: Quiet time hours are 10:00pm-7:00am. Excessive noise is not permitted to enhance the enjoyment of all guests. Generator hours are 9am-11am and 6:00pm-8:00pm.

For more information on park rules and regulations, you may check out the BC Parks Website here: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/campingEthics.html

Campground Opening and Closing Dates

All campground opening, closing and charging dates are dependent on many factors (weather, water systems, etc.), as such they are approximate and may change without notice.

Gates open for Off Season Camping

Year Round

Off Season Camping happens before the water is turned on and after the water is shut off.
At this time there is no charge for camping.
The first row is open for off season camping year round.

Water is turned on

Second Week in May
through the end of September

Once the water is turned on, camping fees will be collected.

Photo Courtesy of Jenna Gunn

Things to do in the Area

City of Cranbrook: 10 minutes North of the Park is the City of Cranbrook. Activities to do in Cranbrook include shopping, dining and more. http://www.hellobc.com/cranbrook.aspx

Canadian Museum of Rail Travel: Do you like trains? Of course you do. Check out the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel for an interactive loco-experience. http://www.trainsdeluxe.com/

Fort Steele Heritage Town: Hands down one of the coolest attractions in the East Kootenays, Fort Steele Heritage town is a destination for tourists from all over the world. Live theatre, old timey demonstrations and hands on activities are only a few of the reasons to visit this local gem.  http://www.fortsteele.ca/

Kootenay Trout Hatchery: A great way to spend a sunny day, the trout hatchery offers live demonstrations, learn to fish programs, and live fish/turtle viewing. Feeding the fish is a popular activity. http://www.gofishbc.com/about-us/what-we-do/fish-hatcheries/kootenay-hatchery.aspx