Redstreak Campground

Kootenay National Park

Redstreak Campground on a sunny plateau above the Village of Radium Hot Springs. Enjoy 90 acres of woodland with trails connecting you to the Village of Radium, the Radium Hot Spring pools and more. Choose a rustic or full-service campsite, oTENTik tent-cabin, or full service RV space.

Effective July 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. until further notice: A fire ban is in effect for Redstreak Campground in Kootenay National Park due to elevated fire danger.

Redstreak Campground is located 2.5 km above the village of Radium Hot Springs on a sunny plateau. All campsites are wooded and barrier free sites are available upon request. The campground offers open kitchen shelters, potable water, fire rings and firewood, smoke-free areas, playgrounds, recycling bins, food storage, and a public telephone. Cell coverage is available. WiFi is not available.

Location | Facilities | Registration | Reservations | Regulations
Redstreak Campground

All campers are required to adhere to the “Bare” campsite program.

of sites
Fire pits Flush
3-way  50
April 29 to October 9  yes  yes  yes  yes    yes    yes
Electric  38
Unserviced  144
oTENTik 10 April 29 to October 9     1


3-Way = Electricity (15-30 amp), water and sewer
Electric = 15-30 amp service
oTENTiks are located in Redstreak campgrounds "A" loop
Fire Pits = Fire pits are suitable for cooking. Fire permits (including firewood) are available for purchase on site. See prices.
Map: Campground map


The campground is located on Redstreak Road, 2.5 km from the village of Radium Hot Springs. A steep 1.8 km trail leads to restaurants and services in the village. A separate 2.7 km trail leads to the Radium Hot Springs Pools.

Latitude: 50.6249037
Longitude: -116.0600304

Location map


Wake up to the sounds of nature, take a dip in the nearby hot springs, explore hiking trails outside your front door, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant or cook a traditional meal over the campfire.

  • walking distance from the Village of Radium Hot Springs 
  • forest footpath to the Radium Hot Springs pools 
  • flush toilets  
  • food storage lockers 
  • fire rings and firewood 
  • smoke-free interiors 
  • grey water sinks 
  • playgrounds 
  • recycling bins 


barrier free access symbol

Barrier free campsites available on request.


Don’t forget to join Parks Canada’s interpreters for free evening programs at the campground theatre. Programs change daily. Visit the Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre or Redstreak campground kiosk for up-to-date information.


The kiosk is open daily from the end of June until mid-September. Redstreak Campground accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Traveller’s Cheque, Cash or Debit. If you arrive after hours, please check the kiosk for your site assignment and register in the morning.


Reservations for the 2023 summer season begin on March 21 at 8 am Mountain Time.

  • Sites are available by reservation from April 28 to October 9. Reservations are highly recommended, 48 hrs in advance

To book or learn more, call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783), or reserve online

See a complete list of fees 

Camping regulations

Basic information
  • A valid park pass is required to camp in any national park. Park passes are available at any National Park entry gates, visitor centres and campground kiosks.
  • Check out time: 11 am
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days 
  • Maximum persons / site: 6 people
  • Maximum units / site: 3 units
    • A unit is one vehicle, RV, trailer or tent
    • Only one RV or trailer and one vehicle are permitted per site
    • Only one vehicle is permitted per site at Redstreak campground
    • Only one vehicle and one screened dining shelter are permitted per oTENTik site
  • Limitations:
    • Camping is only permitted in designated campsites.
    • Vehicles and tents must be within your designated site. Tents must be set up on the tent pad.
    • Do not tie anything to the trees, including tarps. Tarps should be strung using poles
    • Smoking and vaping is not permitted inside the oTENTiks

To prevent wildlife incidents, when not being consumed or used, all food, pet food, toiletries and items that may attract wildlife must be kept in your vehicle or hard-sided trailer. Coolers are not bear proof. 

"Bare" campsite program
Campers who fail to comply with the "Bare" Campsite Program may have their camping permit revoked, without a refund. They may also be charged under the Canada National Parks Act. The permit holder is responsible for ensuring the campsite is maintained in a satisfactory condition.

Quiet hours

We work hard to ensure that visitors get a good night’s sleep.

  • Quiet hours are from 11 pm to 7 am
  • Music and loud conversations are prohibited during quiet hours
  • Fire bans are in effect during quiet hours
  • Only site occupants are allowed in the campground after 11 pm

Please remember, even quiet conversations can carry through a forested area. Excessive noise is not permitted at any time of the day. Please report disturbances to the wardens or park staff.


Generators are permitted daily between 9 am and 10:30 am; and, 5 pm and 7 pm only.


From May to September, a number of policies are in place to ensure visitors get a good night's sleep. Daily fire bans are in effect during quiet hours.

Please keep your campfire safe for you and the environment by following these rules:

  • Purchase a permit Permits are available at the campground or self-registration kiosk. 
  • Keep fires small - To reduce their impact on the environment, fires must be contained within the fire pit provided and be kept to a reasonable size. It is illegal to start a fire outside of a designated location. 
  • Use firewood provided – Transporting wood from elsewhere may spread invasive bugs and disease. Do not burn garbage or collect deadfall from the surrounding forest for burning. Use an axe or hatchet to make your own kindling from the firewood provided. 
  • Keep it down – Please respect your neighbours by keeping your voices down and putting out fires during quiet hours (11 pm to 7 am).
  • Never leave a fire - Fires must be attended at all times.

To keep pets and wildlife safe, your pets must be leashed at all times and not left unattended. Pet food should be stored inside your vehicle.

Alcohol and cannabis

From May to September, a number of policies are in place to ensure visitors get a good night's sleep. Daily alcohol and cannabis consumption bans are in effect during quiet hours. On long weekends, a full consumption and possession ban on alcohol and cannabis will also be in effect. Alcohol and cannabis consumption is prohibited on long weekends: Victoria Day (May), British Columbia Day (August), and Labour Day (September).

In Parks Canada campgrounds, non-medical cannabis and alcohol consumption is limited to the visitor’s campsite.

Smoking and vaping is not permitted in campground within 6m of common areas (such as playgrounds, kitchen shelters, washrooms, trails, or roads.)


Fishing permits are required to enjoy the great fishing in Kootenay National Park. Permits are available at all mountain parks visitor centres, entry gates and some campgrounds.

Campground etiquette

You can be a good neighbour and have a great camping experience by respecting the following guidelines:

  • Washing dishes – Please use a personal basin for washing dishes (not the bathrooms, where space is limited) and dump grey water down outdoor sinks. 
  • Washing laundry - Please use your own tub and dump water down the outdoor sink or toilets. Do not tie clotheslines to the trees. Laundry facilities are available in the Village of Radium Hot Springs. 
  • Recycling - Bottles and cans (refundable containers) can be recycled in each campground near designated washroom buildings. 
  • Children - To ensure the safety of your children, please supervise them at all times. Children may become lost in the campground or may unknowingly trespass on a neighbouring campsite. 
  • Driving - Respect the posted speed limits and remain alert while driving in the campground. Trees may obstruct your view and pedestrians, especially children, may suddenly dart out onto the road. 
  • Accessing facilities - Please use roadways and pathways to access campground facilities (cook shelters, bathrooms, etc.) and your own campsite. Cutting through a neighbouring campsite will disturb other campers and may cause damage to the fragile vegetation.  

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