Gwillim Lake Provincial Park

 

A serene camping experience amidst superb scenery awaits visitors at Gwillim Lake Provincial Park, found on Highway 29 between Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge. Sweeping views of the Rocky Mountain Foothills, forests of birch, aspen and pine, a beautiful blue lake, and a wide spectrum of recreational pursuits possible at this park are sure to make for a memorable visit. Gwillim Lake is excellent for boating, paddling, waterskiing, and windsurfing. Swimming as well as scuba diving can also be enjoyed in the lake. Hiking and horseback riding are possible in the Elephant Ridge section of the park. While fishing in Gwillim Lake may be at times challenging, the lake does contain bull trout, lake trout, mountain whitefish, arctic grayling, and northern pike, and some large specimen have been caught here. This park is managed by a local community and facilities and services may differ from those offered at other BC Parks.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping Walk-in / Wilderness Camping - - - Picnic Areas Campfires - Pit Toilets - Drinking Water - - Playground Boat Launch Wheel Chair Accessibility - Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming Scuba Diving Boating Canoeing / Kayaking Waterskiing Wind Surfing Bicycling - - Climbing - Horse Riding Wildlife Watching Hunting Winter Recreation - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 49, reservable: 0, nearest town: Tumbler Ridge (47 km), Chetwynd (56 km)

Additional Information

Location

Gwillim Lake Provincial Park is located just off Highway 29, 56 km south of Chetwynd or 47 km north of Tumbler Ridge.

Contact Information

Al and May McCully
maemccully@hotmail.com

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 1 – September 28. Campground dates with full fees and services: May 1 – September 28 (weather permitting).

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

There are 49 vehicle-accessible campsites, some with views of Gwillim Lake

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Backcountry camping is allowed but no facilities are provided.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There is a boat launch located on Gwillim Lake near the campground.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Gwillim Lake contains bull trout, lake trout, mountain whitefish, arctic grayling, and northern pike.

Hiking

Hiking

There are many unmaintained hiking trails around the lake as well as other trails that into backcountry / wilderness areas of the park.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Horseback riding is permitted in the Elephant Ridge section of the park.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

There are opportunities to see moose and deer as well as waterfowl and a variety of shorebirds.

Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted in the Elephant Ridge section of the park. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations synopsis for more information.

Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

There are snowshoeing and backcountry skiing opportunities at this park. Ice fishing is possible on Gwillim Lake, snowmobile use may be nessassary to reach the lake as the park road gets snowed in.

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