This park offers a popular 23 site campground and day-use area which has a developed beach, a horseshoe pit and a nature trail. Some activities offered include hiking, exploring and fishing. This is a large, deep lake and is usually fished on a troll – included are a number of smaller lakes excellent for fly-fishing. Fishing for rainbow trout is a favourite pastime of many visitors.
Fir, spruce, birch and cedar clothe the slopes along the lower reaches of Dillabough Creek at the west end of Horsefly Lake – a semi-wilderness water body penetrating the Quesnel Highlands. There are old growth cedars and Douglas firs throughout the park. There are two unnamed lakes in the park, once the site of a hatchery operated to restore the run of sockeye to the Horsefly River.
Established Date: August 15, 1974
Park Size: 186 hectares
All campsite reservations must be made the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
This park offers 23 vehicle accessible campsites – with both first-come, first-served and reservable campsites. There is a mixture of 23 shaded, treed, and open sites, most of medium size, 1 of which is a double site. There are no pull through sites but the overflow area is a large grassy area where large rigs will fit. There are also 7 tent sites on the lakeside and parking available for extra vehicles.
There are seven hike-in tent sites situated along the shoreline of the lake.
Walk-in camping fee: $23.00 per party / night
While 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.
There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park. Canoes, paddle boats, and a power boat can be rented from the Park Operator.
This is a large, deep lake and is usually fished on a troll – included nearby are a number of smaller lakes excellent for fly-fishing; fishing for rainbow trout is a favourite pastime of many visitors. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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 Horsefly Lake Provincial Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.
The park is located on Horsefly Lake, approximately 65 km from 150 Mile House off Highway 97; 55 km of the route is paved, and 10 km is well-maintained gravel. The closest community is Horsefly, located 13 km southwest of the park. Other communities are Likely and Williams Lake.
For map information, please refer to topographical map numbers: 1:50,000 92P/11.
This park proudly operated by:
Silvertip Park Services Ltd.
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.