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Blanket Creek Provincial Park
Blanket Creek Provincial Park is located on Hwy 23, approximately 30 km (19 miles) south of Revelstoke and 82 km (51 miles) north of Nakusp. It involves a ferry crossing from Galena Bay to Shelter Bay across Arrow Lake.

Domke Homestead
Blanket Creek is on the site of the old Domke homestead and farm, an early fruit-producing orchard pioneered in the 1940s. The area was later developed as a park and campground with the creation of a reservoir caused by the damming of the Columbia River near Castlegar. You can view signs of the heritage homestead, including rock walls and abandoned fruit trees, on a 2 km (1.3 mile) nature trail found near the campground.

Campground
The camping found at Blanket Creek Provincial Park includes a 63-site, vehicle-accessible campground of which 51 sites are reservable. The campground offers a mixture of campsites situated in treed areas, making them fairly private, and sunnier, less-private sites that are more in the open grassland. For people with large RVs, there are no drive-through campsites.

Park Facilities
The facilities at the campsites include a picnic table, a gravel area for tents, a fire-ring, and a combination of flush and pit-toilets. Drinking water is available and firewood can be purchased from the park operator. Dogs and other animals must be kept on a leash. There is a dog-walk trail near the day-use area that goes towards the reservoir on the Columbia River. For a small fee during the season, there is an RV dump/sani-station open near the entrance to the park.

Sutherland Falls
A short hike in the park takes you along Old South Road to a rocky outcrop and the 12-metre (40 feet) high Sutherland Falls. About a 5-minute walk from the parking lot, the falls are formed by Blanket Creek flowing over a rock shelf. Along the walk to the falls, there are some nice scenic views. A word of caution, there are signs posted warning people not to attempt hiking down to the small pool below the falls or to try kayaking, swimming, diving, or jumping in it; it can be extremely dangerous and many people in the past have been hurt trying to attempt these things.

Swimming Lagoon
The park features a man-made lagoon that warms up nicely during the summer months and serves as a very popular swimming hole for kids to play in during the summer. The lagoon is about 60 metres (198 feet) in diameter, surrounded by a sandy beach, and is situated near the day-use area. There is also a children's adventure playground with monkey bars, swings, and a slide right next to the swimming lagoon. As with all BC Provincial Parks, there are no lifeguards present.

Revelstoke
If you require provisions, the closest and best place to go is into Revelstoke. Here you can find two large grocery stores, the Southside Market, a Save-On-Foods, a Pharmasave drug store, restaurants, fuel stations, and liquor stores. Revelstoke also has a hospital if you require medical attention. Just off Hwy 23, in the small community of Big Eddy, you can also find fuel, a convenience store, a neighbourhood pub, and, if required, an RV Park.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around British Columbia, please remember this is bear country. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

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Blanket Creek Provincial Park
Blanket Creek Provincial Park

 

Arrow Lake
Arrow Lake Reservoir

 

Blanket Creek Campsite #41
Campground

 

Sutherland Falls
Sutherland Falls

 

Swimming Lagoon
Swimming Lagoon

 

Blanket Creek Campground
Blanket Creek Campground

 

Homestead Trail
Homestead Trail

 

 

 
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