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Claud Elliott Lake Park


Wilderness camping

There are no maintained campsites at this park, however wilderness camping is allowed. No facilities are provided and there is no fee.

Winter camping
This park is open year-round; there is no fee for winter camping.

While fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. If you must use a campfire, please practice “ Leave No Trace” camping ethics. 


This park has a short, maintained access trail leading visitors down to Claud Elliott Lake; average walking time 10 minutes. This trail is suitable for transporting canoes, kayaks or float tubes down to the lake.

For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.

There is no designated swimming area at this park, however Claud Elliott Lake is suitable for swimming. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Claud Elliott Lake, 1-km long, provides an ideal location for canoeing and kayaking. A short length of deactivated road and a short trail (walking time approximately 10 minutes) provides canoe, kayak and float tube access to the lake.

Both Claud Elliott Lake and Fickle Lake are known for high quality recreational angling. Lakes contain coho salmon, Cutthroat, Dolly Varden, Kokanee and Rainbow trout and steelhead. The most easily accessible of these lakes is Claud Elliott Lake. More adventurous fishers can go to Fickle Lake, further downstream in the valley. This lake is harder to access and will require lining canoes or kayaks back upstream to Claud Elliott Lake.

All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing
Claud Elliott Lake Park offers good opportunities to view wildlife, such as black tailed deer, Roosevelt elk, black bears, bald eagles and a variety of birdlife.
Pets on leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash and under control at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.


Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags. Please refer to the current Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis.