Marble Canyon Provincial Park

 

Marble Canyon Provincial Park is located just off Highway 99 in a dry, hot mountainous area between Lilloet and Cache Creek. The park encompasses three beautiful blue-green lakes: Pavilion, Turquoise, and Crown. Striking white limestone pillars rise above the Pavilion Lake and give the park its name. This serene location is greatly appreciated by climbers who come here to traverse dozens of climbing routes available on the slopes of Marble Canyon. Fishing is another very popular time: all three lakes yield large Rainbow trout. Pavilion Lake is home to stromatolites, unique fossilized coral-like structures believed to be one of the oldest life forms on Earth.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - Picnic Areas Campfires - Pit Toilets - Drinking Water - - - - - - Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming Scuba Diving - Canoeing / Kayaking - - - - - Climbing - - Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 30, reservable: 0, nearest town: Cache Creek (40 km), Lillooet (48 km)

Additional Information

Location

This park is located just off Highway 99, 40 km northwest of Cache Creek.

Contact Information

B/L Parks Contracting Ltd.
E-mail address: info@bcinteriorparks.com
General Office phone: (250) 378-5334 (April to September)

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

This park is accessible for camping year round (weather permitting), but no services such as water and firewood are provided during the off-season.

Campground dates with full fees and services: May 1 – September 30.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers 30 high-density vehicle/tent accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has limited day-use/picnic facilities on the edge the campground.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Rainbow Trout fishing to 1 kg at Crown, Pavilion and Turquoise Lakes.

Swimming

Swimming

There is a small sandy beach on Crown Lake.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Recreational scuba diving is only allowed in small portions of Pavillion Lake. This is to protect the unique and sensitive stromatolite fossils at the bottom of this lake.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking on Pavilion, Crown and Turquoise Lakes.

Climbing

Climbing

Marble Canyon Provincial Park has one of the best and most easily accessed icefalls in the region. Lower Mainland rock climbers have opened dozens of routes over the past decade in this area. A maze of canyons runs off on both sides of the main canyon.

User Reviews

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

Beautiful area, beware tight camping/no security

Submitted by Guest on August 16, 2012

Pavillion Lake is amazing, and this area is incredible. During the week it's fairly quiet but on weekends, those of the reddish neck variety like to visit the park and party it up. The park offers no on-site operators so no security, so be prepared if it's a weekend to get little to no sleep. Best to visit during the week when the rowdies stay away.

 

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