Crater Lake Provincial Park was established as a result of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land-Use Plan Goal 2 (Special Feature) process.
It protects a unique lake feature. The lake is steep sided and deep, surrounded by basalt formations and fed by a canyon/gorge and a series of small, visually attractive waterfalls. The lake has a resident population of rainbow trout and is reported to have freshwater clams.
Recreation use is presently focused on wildlife viewing and scenic appreciation, fishing, picnicking, and hiking.
The park is located approximately 35 kilometres southeast of 100 Mile House.
Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
Crater Lake Viewpoint trail - 200m
Purver Canyon Trail - A 1 km section of this trail passes through the park.
There are fishing opportunities available in this park.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.