Herald Provincial Park

 

Herald Provincial Park is located on the west shore of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake, 14 km east of Highway 1 at Tappen. This park protects 79 hectares of flat deltas and steep forested uplands, and features a large sandy beach. Sunbathing and swimming in Shuswap Lake are delightful during the hot summer days; other water sports that can be enjoyed on the lake include canoeing, waterskiing, scuba diving, and fishing. There are two short hiking trails in this park: one leading to a canyon with fantastic views of the lake, and the other is an interpretive trail to the impressive Margaret Falls. This park is a delight for bird watching enthusiasts, as it is visited by more than 70 species of birds. The campground is located near the beach and features 119 campsites in three campgrounds. Most sites are well-shaded, while some are located in an open area. This park is very busy during the summer, and reservations are recommended.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - Picnic Areas Campfires Flush Toilets Pit Toilets Showers Drinking Water RV Sani Station - - Boat Launch Wheel Chair Accessibility Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming Scuba Diving - Canoeing / Kayaking Waterskiing Wind Surfing Bicycling - - - - - Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 119, reservable: 83, nearest town: Tappen (12 km), Salmon Arm (26 km)

Additional Information

Location

This park is located 14 km east of Highway 1 at Tappen, BC. It is on the west shore of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake.

Contact Information

Silvertip Park Services Ltd.
Phone: 250 546-3790
Please go to www.discovercamping.ca to reserve a campsite.

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $24.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $12.00 per senior couple/night.

Operation Dates

Campground opening and closing dates: May 1 – September 22. Campground dates with full fees and services: May 1 – September 22.

Campground reservable dates: May 12 - September 6. Campground gate is closed during the off-season, while the day-use area remains open. Self-contained units are allowed to camp in the day-use area during the off-season.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers 119 vehicle accessible campsites, including 22 double sites. There is no parking available for extra vehicles. The entrance gate is locked between 11 pm and 7 am.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a large day-use/picnic area. It has a combination of grassy areas with over 1,000 metres of mostly sandy beach. A few BBQs are located in the day-use area; please bring you own charcoal briquettes. The gate is left open during off-season until snow stops access, at which time self-contained units are allowed to camp in day-use area. Day-use Area Vehicle Parking Fee: $1.00 per vehicle / hour to a maximum of $3.00 per vehicle per/day.

Showers

Showers

There are hot showers at this park.

RV Sani Station

RV Sani Station

A sani-station/dump is available during the collecting season. Sani-station Use Fee: $2.00 per discharge.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There is a concrete boat launch available at this park. It is located in the day-use area of the park. A large parking area is available for parking vehicles and boat trailers. Overnight parking is not permitted. Houseboats are not permitted to park overnight at this park.

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Some of the facilities and hiking trails in the park are wheelchair accessible.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Shuswap lake has 19 different species of fish and year round fishing. The most popular fish are lake and rainbow trout. Dolly Varden, kokanee, burbot, and whitefish may be caught as well.

Hiking

Hiking

Hikers will enjoy the two distinct topographical areas, upland and flat delta, which have created a great terrain for hiking. There is a 2.5-km trail to Upper Canyon, which has beautiful views of the lake. A self-guiding nature trail with interpretative stops leads to Margaret Falls.

Swimming

Swimming

The designated swimming area on Shuswap Lake is marked by buoys.

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