Carp Lake Provincial Park

 

Carp Lake Provincial Park has long been a favourite with anglers and paddlers. The park encompasses the attractive Carp Lake dotted with picturesque islands, as well as many small lakes. Boaters and paddlers take delight in exploring Carp Lake’s numerous bays and can even camp on several islands that have designated wilderness campsites. Carp Lake is recognized for its excellent rainbow trout fishing; anglers can also try their luck in McLeod River and several smaller lakes in the park. There are two vehicle-accessible campgrounds: Carp Lake, with 90 campsites, and War Lake, with 12 campsites, located a short driving distance from one another. There are also two pleasant sandy beaches that may be accessed via a 40-minute hike from the Carp Lake campground. At the eastern end of the park, another short hiking trail leads from the War Lake campground to magnificent War Falls.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping Walk-in / Wilderness Camping Group Camping - - Picnic Areas Campfires - Pit Toilets - Drinking Water RV Sani Station - Playground Boat Launch - Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking - - - - - - - - Wildlife Watching Hunting Winter Recreation - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 102, reservable: 0, nearest town: Mackenzie (78 km), Prince George (168 km)

Additional Information

Location

From Highway 97 at McLeod Lake, 141 km north of Prince George, turn off onto the gravel Carp Lake Road and drive 32 km to the park. The gravel road may be rough in places.

 

Contact Information

Quartz Contracting
E-mail address: northquartz@aol.com
Phone: (250) 964-3489

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $15.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $7.50 per senior couple/night.   

Operation Dates

Campground opening and closing dates: May 15 to the first snowfall.

Campground dates with full fees and services: May 15 to Sept 8.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

There are two campgrounds at this park: one is located on Carp Lake (90 campsites) and the other one on War Lake near the eastern entrance to the park (12 campsites).

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

3 designated wilderness / canoe-in campgrounds are located on Spirea Island, White Spruce Island, and Balsam Island on Carp Lake. These sites are user-maintained.

Group Camping

Group Camping

There are group campsites available at this park. No reservations are required.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

There is a day-use area and a covered picnic shelter on Carp Lake.

RV Sani Station

RV Sani Station

The sani-station / dump is located near Carp Lake campground.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There is a concrete double wide boat launch on Carp Lake near the Carp Lake campground, as well as a gravel launch suitable for cartop boats at War Lake.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Carp Lake offers excellent opportunities to catch rainbow trout. There are also fly-fishing opportunities on McLeod River. Ice fishing is possible on Carp Lake during the winter season.

Hiking

Hiking

There are several short hiking trails at this park: from Carp Lake campground to 2 sandy beaches and to fly-fishing sites on McLeod River, and from War Lake campground to War Falls.

Swimming

Swimming

Two pleasant sandy beaches on Carp Lake can be reached via a 20-minute and a 40-minute hike from Carp Lake campground.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing, kauaking, and boating are very popular on Carp Lake. Paddlers should be aware that dangerously strong winds can arise suddenly on the lake.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

There are plenty of opportunities to see wildlife at this park, such as deer, moose, black bear, waterfowl, and loons.

Hunting

Hunting

This Park is open to hunting. Please check the current BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.

Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and winter camping (with no services) is possible at Carp Lake Provincial Park.

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