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Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. There is a long sandy beach on Sagar Lake that is ideal for camping on.

If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to extinguish the fire fully. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil so please use it conservatively, if at all. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
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A difficult, unmaintained trail leads to Sagar Lake, which is noted for its red sand beach and warm water swimming. The trail (elevation gain 100 metres; 15 to 20 minutes) leading from the north end of the lagoon was constructed by the Ocean Falls Yacht Club years ago. The trail is wet, and rubber boots are highly recommended. 

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.

The best swimming is at Sagar Lake (hike in) because the water warms up. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks and there is no area roped off for swimming at Sagar Lake.

Codville Lagoon is a very interesting destination for experienced sea kayakers to explore.


The area surrounding the park is very popular for fishing, though the park itself is not a fishing destination. However, fishing for rainbow trout at Sagar Lake is an option.The park and entire coastal area are closed to shellfish harvesting. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.


This park is open to hunting. Please refer to the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.