Yahk Provincial Park
Yahk is a small, but very scenic park located in the town of Yahk, on a beautiful section of the Moyie River. Yahk is one of the few Parks in the East Kootenays that offers waterfront campsites. Due to its proximity to the Kingsgate border crossing, it is popular with cross border campers.
Yahk Provincial Park is entirely first-come-first-serve, and does not offer reservations for camping. To occupy a campsite, it must be paid for with a living unit on site (tent/trailer/rv).
Vehicle Accessible Campsites: Yahk provides 26 first-come-first-serve campsites. These campsites are good for tents, RVs or trailers.
Toilets: This Park has several outhouses. There are no flush toilets.
Picnic Area: Yahk has a picnic area as part of the day use. There are no pets permitted in the picnic and day use area.
Drinking Water: Water taps are available providing potable drinking 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.
Things to Do
Hiking: Hiking trails are accessible from the day use area. This trail is a 20 minute, easy, meander through the forest and can be hiked or biked.
Biking: Yahk is a paved loop (be cautious of vehicles) and the trail offers easy access for bicycles. Helmets are mandatory in BC!
Boating: There are canoeing and kayaking opportunities in the adjacent Moyie River.
Fishing: There are trout in the Moyie River. Licenses can be purchased and regulations read here: http://www.fishing.gov.bc.ca/
Photo Courtesy of Tracy Garvin
This is the fee per camping party per night.
One vehicle is permitted for each camping party. Any additional vehicles are subject to a nightly fee.
During the shoulder season, BC Seniors pay a reduced rate.
Firewood can be purchased on site from the park operator.
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
Second Friday in May
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
Water is turned on
The Monday Prior to the May Long Weekend through until the end of September
Once the water is turned on, camping fees will be collected.
Photo Courtesy of Tracy Garvin
Things to do in the Area
Local Stores: Within walking distance there are several small stores, including an Ice Cream Parlour (Two Scoop Steves), the Yahk Soap Company and a small antique store.