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Total number of campsites
Total vehicle-accessible sites: 34
Total double sites: 4
Total groupsites: 2
Group camping

There are 2 group campsites at this park. One group site is located at the entrance to the campground across from the information shelter. The second group site is near the beach. The picnic tables can be arranged to suit a variety of groups. 

Youth group camping fees per night are $1 per person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Read the Youth Group policy about criteria for youth groups.

Regular group camping fees per night are $80 per group site per night, plus $5 per adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1 per child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!

Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers 34 vehicle-accessible campsites, including four double sites. All function as first come, first served basis. Reservations are not accepted. 

The park is maintained during the main camping season and while camping is permitted year-round, access is very difficult. Roads in the campground are gravel and the sites are rustic. The medium sized sites are well spaced and set in a thick forest that offer shade and contribute to privacy. The sites are found in a strip overlooking the lake. Views are through the forest, with a small loop at the western end. Steep trails lead roughly 100m down to the lake. Cell service can be unreliable in the park and the nearest services are in Rock Creek.

Vehicle-accessible camping fee$18 per party per night
BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)$9 per senior party per night

For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page. 

Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Drinking water

There is one hand pump in the park located in the campground.

Boat launch

There is a boat launch at this park. Boats with motors exceeding 10hp are not permitted on the lake and the boat launch is most suited to small trailered boats or car top boats. It consists of a small, single wide section of beach marked by rocks. There is a turn-around area and parking is 100m back up the road in the large gravel parking lot that also serves the beach and the walk-in group tenting site.


Campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. 

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.

Picnic areas

The day-use area is a large sandy beach at the north end of the lake. There are four picnic tables and two benches on the beach. An open grassy area separates the picnic tables from the surrounding forest with four pit toilets back in the trees, behind the tables. A few widely spaced trees offer some shade along the beach. 

There are stairs down from the large gravel parking area found 100m above the beach. There are also steep trails with some stairs leading down from the campground. It is possible to drive down and drop people off at the beach, but please note that there is no parking at the beach or boat launch. A handpump for drinking water can be found by the boat launch. 

Pit or flush toilets

This park only has pit toilets, no flush toilets. The toilets are conveniently located throughout the campground and near the picnic tables in the day-use area.


There is limited hiking available in the park. Starting between campsites 32 and 33 inside of the park, there is a 2km trail travelling part way around the lake to a waterfall, which is outside of the park. Please use extreme caution while approaching the steep and hazardous cliffs at the waterfall. 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 large beach and cold, clear water of Conkle Lake make it a good place for swimming. There are no buoys to mark the swimming area and there are no lifeguards on duty.


There are canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park enhanced by the motorboat size restriction.


There are canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park enhanced by the motorboat size restriction.


Conkle Lake is a destination for fishing as it is stocked with rainbow trout fry by the Summerland Trout Hatchery. The 3km long lake is framed by steep hillsides and fed by East Creek. Conkle Creek drains the lake and eventually joins the Kettle River. There is ice fishing, though access is difficult. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to the potential for problems with wildlife.


Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Conkle Lake Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. 


The regular southerly winds create windsurfing opportunities.

Winter recreation

There is some snowmobiling along the forest service roads that lead into the park. There is ice fishing, though access is difficult.