Although Herald Provincial Park was opened for day use as of Thursday, May 14, the Margaret Falls Trail is closed until further notice due to spring flooding. (BC Parks photo)

Although Herald Provincial Park was opened for day use as of Thursday, May 14, the Margaret Falls Trail is closed until further notice due to spring flooding. (BC Parks photo)

Popular Margaret Falls Trail remains closed along with some North and South Shuswap parks

Although many parks opened for day use on May 14, people are urged to keep physical distancing

While many of B.C.’s provincial parks and their amenities opened for day use beginning May 14, not all in the Shuswap have yet.

In the South Shuswap, at Herald Park the boat launch and most trails opened, but not the popular Margaret Falls trail.

On May 7, a notice was issued that the trail was closed.

“Spring flood conditions have caused damage to the current trail access to Margaret Falls. High water and erosion on the trail have blocked safe public access on this popular trail. The trail will remain closed until water levels recede and repairs can be completed.”

Also at Herald Park, the playground will remain closed. As with all provincial parks, camping is not yet permitted.

White Lake Provincial Park is also closed.

Read more: Most of B.C.’s provincial parks to reopen today, visitors asked to physically distance

Read more: B.C. closes all provincial parks for COVID-19 protection

Read more: Shuswap residents, would-be tourists urged to stay home over May long weekend

In the North Shuswap, all marine sites in Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Park except Albas and St. Ives have reopened for day use.

Shuswap Lake Provincial Park is open for day use and the boat launch has reopened, but the playground and Nature House are still closed.

Tsútswecw Provincial Park and its trails are open for day use.

Silver Beach Provincial Park is closed, but the Upper Seymour River Provincial Park is open for day use.

All Adams Lake Marine Provincial Park sites – Poplar Point, Refuge Bay and Spillman Beaches sites – are closed. Also, the Adams Lake Provincial Park, Bush Creek site, remains closed.

Momich Lakes Provincial Park is closed.

Heading back to the Salmon Arm area, Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park/Tplaqin Trail has reopened for day use.

Near Sicamous, Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park has opened for day use but the overnight cabins remain closed.

Yard Creek Provincial Park is closed, but Eagle River Provincial Park is open for day use.

To get more information or updates on any of the provincial parks, go to:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

#Salmon Armparks

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A new public space build on a sediment deposit in the Sicamous Narrows is a possible part of a flood mitigation barrier outlined in a recent report given to Sicamous’ council. (Kerr Wood Leidal Image)
Sicamous flood protection plan, public walkway come with hefty price tag

New barrier against higher seasonal lake levels called a proactive approach by mayor

Movie crews filmed a holiday parade in Summerland in July. The parade, filmed on Main Street in Summerland, is for the movie, The Christmas Yule Blog. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
QUIZ: Test your knowledge of holiday movies and television specials

The festive season is a time for relaxing and enjoying some seasonal favourites

The Armstrong Green Space Society is calling for the preservation of the Royal York Golf Course, which may be in jeopardy pending an application to use the land for a major housing development. (File photo)
Armstrong group calls on council to spare local golf course from housing development

The Armstrong Green Space Society was formed in 2019 after word of the development surfaced

Vicki Proulx, executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, stands beneath a lights display the society lit up in Spirit Square Nov. 27, by way of announcing it will be taking over the 2021 downtown light-up event. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon Winter Carnival Society lights up downtown square

The society announced it will be taking over next year’s downtown light-up event

Parents are urged to be on alert after a potential child abduction attempt took place near Armstrong Elementary School Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (amsas/neden photo)
Possible child abduction attempt at Armstrong Elementary School prompts warning

A letter from the school’s principal urges parents to be on high alert

Mary Cox and Jack Plant dance in their pyjamas and slippers at the morning pyjama dance during the Rhythm Reelers’ 25 Annual Rally in the Valley Square Dance Festival in Chilliwack on June 4, 2011. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 is Square Dancing Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

Square Dancing Day, Disability Day and International Ninja Day are all coming up this week

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Real Canadian Superstore in Kelowna. (Google Maps)
Kelowna Superstore employee tests positive for COVID-19

The last day the employee worked was Nov. 23

Steve French caught the halo moon on his camera on Saturday night. (Steve French Facebook)
Did you see the halo moon last night?

The halo is actually millions of tiny ice crystals

A man walks by a COVID-19 test pod at the Vancouver airport in this undated handout photo. A study has launched to investigate the safest and most efficient way to rapidly test for COVID-19 in people taking off from the Vancouver airport. The airport authority says the study that got underway Friday at WestJet’s domestic check-in area is the first of its kind in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Vancouver Airport Authority *MANDATORY CREDIT*
COVID-19 rapid test study launches at Vancouver airport for departing passengers

Airport authority says that a positive rapid test result does not constitute a medical diagnosis for COVID-19

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
RCMP issue warning after woman assaulted while walking in Kelowna

On Saturday, the unknown man ran up and grabbed her in an inappropriate manner before fleeing

A West Cabs driver is being investigated for an incident which allegedly took place this week. (West Cabs)
West Kelowna cab driver under investigation after altercation over his lack of mask

Passenger alleges cab driver became confrontational when asked about wearing mask

Supt. Brian Hunter will be presenting first quarter RCMP stats to Penticton city council, tomorrow (April 21). (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)
South Okanagan RCMP superintendent wants to set up dedicated prolific offender task force

Supt. Brian Hunter plans to use the additional officers city council approved for the force

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net on Nov. 7. The BCHL press release did not name the player who tested positive.(Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton Vees quarantining after player tests positive for COVID-19

The team, staff and billets are isolating while they are tested

Most Read