General Campground Information

 Campground opens May 1 – September 30, 2021 and following current Provincial Health Orders.


CHECK IN PROCEDURE: Check-in time is from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm – all campers must check in with the Campground Attendant prior to parking in a campsite. As sites are reservable online, in real time, the site may not be available, even if it is not marked. Late arrivals may be accommodated if the Campground Attendant is contacted prior to arrival.

Check-In Time: 1:00 p.m. Check-Out Time: 11:00 a.m.

NOISE POLICY:  To respect the various needs of our guests:

Quiet Hours: 10:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Generator Use: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

FIRE SAFETY: For safety reasons fires are only permitted in the fire pit at your site.  Please do not put garbage in the fire pits.  Absolutely no fire pits on the beach except in designated location. Firewood is available from the campground host – please, no scavenging for firewood.

BATHROOMS:  We only clean one building at a time, so bathroom facilities are always available. Shower Instructions: Deposit a $1.00 coin, pull the handle towards you to turn the water on (and push it back in when you’re done).  You’ll get about four minutes of water and you can adjust the temperature just like you would at home.

PET POLICY: Pets need to be on a leash within the Village of New Denver, except for in the designated off-leash along the south side of Carpenter Creek.  We have strategically placed “Poop & Scoop” dispensers and waste bins in the park for your convenience.  Please pick up after your dog and make sure it doesn’t wander.

If you are not taking your pop and beer cans with you, please place them in the recycling bins.

Recreation Equipment Available: Bocce balls, badminton rackets, beach volleyballs and horseshoes may be obtained from the campground host.

Wind: It can be unpredictable.  In the event of strong winds please roll up your awning and use caution while on the water.

WILDLIFE: Wildlife including bears, cougars, coyotes, and deer are known to enter the Village. Please advise the Campground Attendant if you see any potentially dangerous wildlife. To help keep wildlife wild and the community safe, the Village of New Denver requests that visitors to Centennial Park and Campground observe the following regulations:

  • Ensure that all pets are leashed, except in designated off-leash areas
  • Place all garbage in the bear-resistant bins located throughout the park
  • When cleaning fish, please ensure remains are placed in the bear-resistant bins
  • Keep your campsite clean and odour-free
  • Store the following items in your vehicle or camper:
Food Dishes and utensils
Coolers Wash basins
Stoves and grills Pet food and dishes
Pots and pans Toiletries

Visitors travelling without a vehicle can make arrangements for safe food storage with the Campground Host.


The Kohan Reflection Garden (adjacent to the campground) is a beautiful public Japanese-style garden, established in 1989. The serene lakeside grounds honour the Japanese Canadians relocated to the BC Interior in 1942.  ****Please be advised that the Garden is not a children’s playground but, rather, a place for quiet contemplation and garden viewing.  We ask that your children use other areas of Centennial Park for play.  Bicycles are NOT permitted inside the Garden.****

The Mori Trail provides breathtaking views of Slocan Lake and surrounding area as it follows the shoreline from Carpenter Creek northwards to Bigelow Bay. This walking trail can be accessed from many different points in town.

Heritage Downtown: Visit our heritage main street, Sixth Avenue, the Silvery Slocan Museum and the Visitor Information Centre.  There are paths along Carpenter Creek and parts of Mori Trail that connect the campground with the downtown core.  Please ask for directions from the Campground Host.

The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre:  A National Historic Site located only a block from the campground.  Exhibits and original internment shacks, surrounded by a beautiful Japanese garden, commemorate the internment of Japanese-Canadians during World War II.

Opening Hours:         10:00 am – 5:00 pm, 7 days per week – May 1- September 30

Admission rate:         $9.00/adult, $7.00/student or senior, $20/family.

Local Area Attractions: The Galena Trail from Three Forks to Rosebery, Idaho Peak, historical Ghost Town of Sandon to the East; Slocan Lake and Valhalla Provincial Park to the West; Silverton to the south; and the Slocan Lake Golf Course to the north.

Please ask the Campground Attendant for more information and have a great stay!!