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Rosebery
Rosebery Provincial Park is located on Hwy 6, approximately 6.5 km (4 miles) north of New Denver and 41 km south-east of Nakusp.

Travelling Here
To get here from Vernon, take Hwy 6 east to the ferry crossing at Needles, and then cross Arrow Lake to Fauquier. From Fauquier, continue on Hwy 6 and head north to Nakusp then east to New Denver. If you are travelling on Hwy 3, follow directions to Nelson, take Hwy 31 to Kaslo, and then take the 31A west to New Denver. Rosebery Provincial Park is situated just north of New Denver on Slocan Lake and the small community of Rosebery.

Rosebery
Rosebery is a small lakeside community consisting mostly of summer cabins and houses with small acreages owned by retirees seeking a slower way of life, all situated on beautiful Slocan Lake. Because of the quality of the harbour, Roseberry was once a staging ground for the railway barges and steamboats as they were loaded and unloaded from the late 1800s to the early 1900s along Slocan Lake. The facility at Rosebery had a railway roundtable and served as the terminus for the Nakusp & Slocan Railway, receiving ore from nearby Three Forks and Sandon and delivering it to Nakusp and eventually to Revelstoke and the mainline of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Campground
The features of Rosebery Provincial Park include a 36-site, vehicle-accessible campground adjacent to Wilson Creek, which flows into Slocan Lake a short distance away. The campsites are fairly secluded and set in a forest of mixed lodgepole pine and fir trees, most offering some privacy. There are 6 pull-through sites, which are more suitable for larger RVs. Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis, with no reservations available.

Park Amenities
The facilities at the park include a fresh-water hand pump located at the gate entrance and 3 sets of pit-toilets that are spaced throughout the campground. Campfire rings are located in each campsite with fire wood available for a small fee from the camp operators. All pets must be on a leash. Bikes are allowed, but only on roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in all parts of British Columbia. Rosebery Parklands Regional Park is a short walk away from the campground on Slocan Lake.

Outdoor Recreation
For outdoor recreation, Rosebery Provincial Park makes for a staging point to discover all of the great pursuits found close by on Slocan Lake. The list includes hiking, mountain biking at Wilson Creek Falls, camping, and exploring Kokanee Glacier, Valhalla, and Goat Range Provincial Parks, kayaking, canoeing, and, with the appropriate licence, fishing on Slocan Lake. You can also enjoy all of the nearby hot springs.

Galena Trail
One favourite destination near Rosebery Provincial Park is the Galena Trail, a combined walking and cycling single-track trail that starts across Hwy 6 at the entrance to the provincial park. This 13 km (8 mile) long (one way) trail starts off by following the shore of Slocan Lake south, then cuts in and crosses Hwy 6 near New Denver, eventually going to a parking lot situated at the 31A turnoff to Sandon and the historic town site called Three Forks. Along the Galena Trail, you'll get a chance to look at the remains of an abandoned mine concentrator at Alamo Siding, an operation once owned by the Alamo Consolidated Mining & Milling Company. The big thrill is when you cross Carpenter Creek on a one-person cable car that can also hold a bike.

Slocan Lake
As with other BC Parks, there are no lifeguards at Rosebery Provincial Park, so keep an eye on children and all non-swimmers, especially along Wilson Creek and Slocan Lake. For people who feel comfortable swimming, there are a couple of spots with limited access on Slocan Lake across Hwy 6 in Rosebery. Remember swimming and watersports are at your own risk.

Communities Near Rosebery
Historical communities near Rosebery Provincial Park include Sandon, Kaslo, New Denver, Silverton, and Slocan City. Most of them have museums, grocery stores, small cafés and coffee shops, hiking trails, and RV Parks. There are also numerous mining and ghost towns throughout the whole area, all worth exploring.

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.

BC Parks

 

 

Rosebery Provincial Park
Rosebery Provincial Park

 

Wilson Creek
Wilson Creek

 

Rosebery Campground
Rosebery Campground

 

Hand Pump for Water
Hand Pump for Water

 

Slocan Lake
Slocan Lake

 

Galena Trail
Galena Trail

 

Galena Trail
Galena Trail

 

Slocan Lake
Slocan Lake

 

Wilson Creek
Wilson Creek

 
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