A short drive from Penticton, Oliver and Osoyoos, the Grist Mill Campground is a quiet family-oriented destination nestled in the shade of tall cottonwood trees adjacent to the meandering Keremeos Creek. This campground consists of a total of 11 creekside sites; power hook-ups, water, picnic tables, and fire rings are available for all sites. If power is required for your nightly stay the charge is $30.00; without power $20.00 per night.
Our small campground is the perfect jumping-off place to explore the many farm stands, wineries, attractions and recreation opportunities in both the Similkameen and South Okanagan Valley.
To reserve a Grist Mill campsite, please call 250.499.2888 or reserve online.
Campground GuidelinesAdd-OnsLocal Amenities
All fees must be paid in advance and there are no refunds after your check-in time / if you leave early / for no-shows.
Check-in / Out
Please check-in by 5:00 PM in the Visitors Centre; check-out time is 11:00 AM. If you wish to extend your stay, please re-register before 9:30 AM on your scheduled day of departure.
Our water comes from the municipal supply and is untreated (no chlorine or fluoride), however very clean. Please note that the water pressure in our campground is quite high (almost 80 PSI!) and so you should plan to use a pressure reducer.
15 or 30 amp power is available on standard receptacles.
There are no sewer or waste water hookups on site, but there is a municipal sani-dump 3km away in the village of Keremeos. Please do not dump any waste water on our site as we’re next to a lovely, and sensitive, creek. Bins are provided for campground garbage and recycling. Vandalism and littering are all prohibited and will result in eviction.
Please limit campfires to the supplied fire rings. In the summer time, the area becomes very dry, therefore it is not unusual to have campfire bans. Firewood can be purchased from local gas stations. Please be respectful of the campground’s natural setting and the environment; do not scavenge deadwood or other materials from the site and do not burn garbage, plastics or any toxic materials.
Available 24 hours at the north end of the Visitors Centre; when facing the front entrance they can be found around the right side of the Visitor Center. No showers are available.
Quiet hours are from 10:00PM to 7:00AM. Please be considerate of your neighbours. Excessive noise, as well abusive or offensive language are not allowed at any time.
As this is a family-oriented heritage site, no alcoholic beverages are to be consumed outside of your campsite and excessive drinking may result in eviction.
Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 8ft. at all times and never left unattended. All pet litter must be cleaned up promptly by the owner.
Persons causing damage to property are responsible for costs for repair or replacement.
Only one camping unit (trailer, camper, RV, tent) is allowed per site, except in the case of a second tent for dependent children. A limit of six people per campsite is allowed, unless campers are members of the same immediate family.
Wildlife (including the occasional bear) are present in and around the campground. Please do not feed any wildlife and always maintain and leave a clean site.
Kitchen & Gift Shop
In addition to the campground, the Grist Mill and Gardens also features a Kitchen that provides coffee, tea, baked goods as well as soups, salads and sandwiches from 11AM to 3:00 PM daily. There is also a gift shop that features local artists and food craft from the surrounding Similkameen Valley.
Get more out of your stay!
The Similkameen Valley is full of wonderful experiences; there are great wineries to visit, fruit stands to shop at, wilderness to explore, fish to catch and more!
A complete list is available at https://similkameenvalley.com/.