Sasquatch Provincial Park (Hicks Lake)

 

Sasquatch Provincial Park is located near the village of Harrison Hot Springs, at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley and is a popular destination for weekend camping trips for residents of the Greater Vancouver area. This park offers access to 4 lakes (Deer, Trout, Hicks, and Harrison), each with their own unique characteristics. Deer Lake is ideal for boating and canoeing, Hicks Lake has a beach and offers excellent swimming opportunities, while Trout Lake provides a tranquil fishing experience. The Green Point day-use area is located on the shore of the immense Harrison Lake, where boating, fishing, and swimming are also possible. Hiking, windsurfing, waterskiing, and wildlife watching can also be enjoyed at Sasquatch Provincial Park. The nearby resort community of Harrison Hot Springs has a public pool filled with hot mineral water as well as several hundred meters of wide sandy beach on the shore of Harrison Lake.

Sasquatch Provincial Park offers 177 campsites in 3 vehicle accessible campgrounds: Lakeside, Bench, and Hicks Lake. Hicks Lake campground, with 71 campsites, is located next to Hicks Lake and Beaver Pond. Some sites have direct access to the lake. Several hiking trails start at the Hicks Lake campground.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - Group Camping - - Picnic Areas Campfires Flush Toilets Pit Toilets - Drinking Water RV Sani Station - Playground Boat Launch Wheel Chair Accessibility Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - Boating Canoeing / Kayaking Waterskiing Wind Surfing Bicycling - - - - - Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 71, reservable: 43, nearest town: Harrison Hot Springs (12 km)

Additional Information

Location

Sasquatch Park is located off of Highway 7, six kilometers north of Harrison Hot Springs. Follow the signs through Harrison Hot Springs and Green Point.

Contact Information

Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd
Email address: info@seatoskyparks.com
Phone: (604) 986-9371
Please go to www.discovercamping.ca to reserve a campsite.

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: March 30 - October 13. Campground dates with full fees and services: March 30 - October 13.Campground reservable dates: June 15 - September 15.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers 177 vehicle accessible campsites in 3 campgrounds: Lakeside, Hicks Lake, and Bench. This campground, Hicks Lake, has 71 campsites. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available. There are no pull-through or double sites. There is no parking available for extra vehicles; the maximum is 2 vehicles per site. Walk-in camping is not permitted if the gate is locked.

Group Camping

Group Camping

There is one group campsite available at Hicks Lake, and it is separated from other campsites. This site can accommodate from 15-50 people. There is a covered shelter available. Please call 604-986-9371to reserve the group campsite. Group Camping Fee: $15.00 per party / night. Youth Group Camping Fee: $50.00 per group / night.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

There are day-use/picnicking areas at Hicks Lake and Lakeside campgrounds. The Green Point day-use area on Harrison Lake has picnic tables and a parking area. Services are available from May 1 to October 8, 2007. There are grassy areas at both the Green Point and the Hicks Lake day-use areas. The beaches are sandy at Hicks Lake and Deer Lake, and rocky at the Green Point area. There are no fire pits and open fires are NOT permitted in the day use area. There is a beach area open to off-leash dogs near the boat launch areas. The Deer Lake campground has a playground on the beach. The day-use areas are accessible by foot if the gate is locked. Day-use Area Vehicle Parking Fee: $1.00 per vehicle / hour to a maximum of $3.00 per vehicle per day.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are permitted in the provided fire rings at individual campsites. No campfires are permitted in the day-use areas. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood.

Flush Toilets

Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are available at the Green Point day-use area which also has electrical outlets for hair dryers, etc.

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located throughout Lakeside (Deer Lake) and Bench campgrounds. There are hand pumps at Hicks Lake and Bench campgrounds. The only day-use area with water taps is Green Point.

RV Sani Station

RV Sani Station

A sani-station/dump is available during the collecting season. It is located on the main park road between Trout Lake and turnoff to Hicks Lake Campground. Sani-station Use Fee: $2.00 per discharge.

Playground

Playground

The adventure playground is located at the Lakeside campground.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There are two paved boat launches in the park - at Hicks Lake and at Green Point day-use areas. There is a gravel cartop boat launch at Deer Lake. (electric motors only on Deer Lake). All boat launches are single wide. The Hicks Lake boat launch is open all year. Hicks Lake allows motors with a maximum of 10 horsepower. There is day-use parking only, no overnight parking is available. Boats can be left in water or beached overnight at the owners own risk. There is a marina nearby to moor boats overnight.

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Wheel Chair Accessibility

There are wheelchair accessible toilets available at the Green Point day-use area.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

There is freshwater fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and brook char.

Hiking

Hiking

Sasquatch Park has two easy hiking trails and one interpretive trail. The Hicks Lake Trail is approximately 4 km return with an estimated time of 1 1/2 hours. The Deer Lake Trail, which does not go all around the lake, is approximately 2 km return. The Beaver Pond Interpretive Trail is approximately a 500-metre loop.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming areas are provided at a several areas in the park. Buoys mark off swimming areas. Deer and Hicks Lake are relatively warm during the summer but Harrison Lake can be cool. Hicks lake and Deer Lake have sandy beaches, while Harrison Lake has a rocky beach. High winds can come up quickly on Harrison Lake.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing is available at this park. There are commercial canoe rentals available at Hicks and Deer Lake. There is no canoe/kayak specific camping available.

Waterskiing

Waterskiing

There are waterskiing opportunities available on Harrison Lake.

Wind Surfing

Wind Surfing

There are windsurfing opportunities available on Harrison Lake.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

There are wildlife viewing opportunities available on the Beaver Pond trail. Please keep your distance when viewing animals.

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