Inland Lake Provincial Park

 

Inland Lake Provincial Park is found in the northern part of the Sunshine Coast, a short distance north from the town of Powell River. This park, formerly a forestry recreation site, was established as a Provincial Park in 1997. A very popular attraction here is the 13-km long wheelchair accessible trail that loops around the lake. This multi-use trail with no elevation gain has some boardwalks over the marshy area at the east side of the lake and makes for a scenic day hike or a leisurely bicycle trip. The 5.5 km long Inland Lake supports an abundant wildlife population and provides ample opportunities for swimming, canoeing, and fishing from the dock in the main campground. Small, rustic log cabins are found at the main campsite and at several points around the lake. These cabins are reserved for disabled persons, but can be utilized by others if available.

Facilities

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

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking - - Bicycling - - - - - Wildlife Watching Hunting - - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 22, reservable: 0, nearest town: Powell River (12 km)

Additional Information

Location

The park is located approximately 12 km north of Powell River in the northern part of Sunshine Coast. Once at Powell River, turn up a short but steep hill on Haslam Street north of Cranberry Lake, turn left onto the gravel road, continue on for about 5 km, turn right on the Haywire Bay/Inland Lake intersection another 2 km, turn left into the park.

Contact Information

Swens Contracting
E-mail address: info@sunshinecoastparks.com
Phone: (604) 885-3714

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.

Backcountry Camping Fee: $5.00 per person / night, for all persons 13 years of age or older.

Operation Dates

This park is open for camping year round, with no amenities during the off-season. The gate is closed during the off-season.

Campground dates with full fees and services: May 1  – October 12.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers 22 vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites are set under canopy of trees. There is room for two vehicles at each site and extra parking is available for a fee.

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but there are no facilities provided. There are three walk-in campsites on Anthony Island. The hike in is approximately 3 kilometres. There are pit toilets and a designated fire ring for campfires; you will need to pack in your own firewood.

Cabins

Cabins

Small, rustic log cabins are found at the main campsite and at several points around the lake. These cabins are reserved for disabled persons, but can be utilized by others if available.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area, with eight picnic/rest areas. No other facilities are provided in the day-use areas.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are permitted in designated fire rings only. Firewood is available once a day at approximately 6pm for a cost of $6.00 or you can bring your own wood.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

This park has a gravel car top boat launch only. There is a boat engine power restriction of 750 kW (10 hp).

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Some facilities and hiking trails in the park are wheelchair accessible. There are 2 cabins available for camping at in the main campground. There is a 13 km wheelchair accessible loop trail around the lake. The entire trail provides excellent viewing opportunities for disabled persons. In addition to the cabins at the campground there are 3 cabins spaced around the 13 km trail with wheelchair accessible pit toilets at each cabin. There is a fishing dock at the main campground and a cement wheelchair ramp at the head of the trail.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Trout fishing is possible in Inland Lake; the best time to catch fish is in April and May. Catch and release may be in effect; please check the current BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations.

Hiking

Hiking

There is an easy, flat 13-km wheelchair accessible circuit around Inland Lake, popular with day hikers and cyclists. Along the route, there are many access points to the lake. Pit toilets are provided on the trail. The trail surface consists of crushed limestone and there are some elevated boardwalks and bridges.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is possible in Inland Lake, but there are no designated swimming areas.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

There are opportunities for canoeing and kayaking is possible on Inland Lake.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Cycling is permitted on the 13 km Inland Lake trail.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

Elevated boardwalks around the Inland Lake Trail provide excellent scenic viewing opportunities.

Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is allowed in this park. Please refer to the British Columbia Hunting and Trapping regulations for more information.

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