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Total number of campsites
Total reservable frontcountry sites: 15
Total vehicle-accessible sites: 26
Total walk-in sites: 3
Total boat-accessible sites: 3
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Campsite reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites are also available.

All campsite reservations must be made through the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first come, first served.

Backcountry camping

There are three hike-in campsites on Anthony Island. The hike in is approximately 3 km. Camping is on the bare ground. Please camp in designated sites. There are pit toilets available. There is a designated fire ring for campfires. You will need to pack in your own firewood.

The BC Parks backcountry permit registration service allows you to purchase a backcountry camping permit before leaving home. Although the system does not reserve a campsite, the system provides visitors the convenience of prepaying for their trip and not having to carry cash. We encourage all visitors to register online so we can reduce the need to collect fees in the field.

Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers 22 vehicle-accessible campsites. There are no double or pull-through sites available. Camping is under canopy of trees. There is room for one vehicle at each site and extra parking is available for a fee. Reservations are accepted at this park and first come, first served sites are also available.

If there are no staff available to help find a site, find an unoccupied site that has no camping receipt posted at the site and the host will come and collect your fee in the evening. 

There is no pay phone in the park. The closest store is in Powell River, approximately 10 kilometres away. There is no gatehouse or locked gate.

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. 

Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but there are no facilities provided. 

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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Drinking water

Water is available at the campground via a well.

Boat launch

This park has a gravel car top boat launch only. There is a horsepower restriction of 10 hp or 750 kW.


Campfires are permitted in designated fire rings only. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.

Picnic areas

This park has a day-use area with eight picnic spots. No other facilities are provided in the day-use areas.

Pit or flush toilets

This park has only pit toilets. There are no flush toilets. The pit toilets are located in the campground and around the lake on the hiking trail.

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There is an easy 13 km circuit. While the majority of the trail is wheelchair-accessible, some sections may be difficult or impassable with a wheelchair. There is a fishing dock at the main campground and a cement wheelchair ramp at the head of the trail. The trail is also very popular for day hiking and leisurely bicycle trips. 

There are many access points to the lake as well as pit toilets that are well spaced along the route. The trail surface consist of crushed limestone and some elevated board walks and bridges. The grade is mostly flat with minimal grades. 

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 swimming available in the lake but there is very little beach area available. Be aware that there is no designated or roped-off swimming area and there are no lifeguards.  Water temperature is relatively warm during the summer months.


There are opportunities for canoeing and kayaking in this park. There are no rentals available in the park. The nearest available rentals are located in Powell River approximately 10 km away.


There are opportunities for canoeing and kayaking in this park. There are no rentals available in the park. The nearest available rentals are located in Powell River approximately 10 km away.


Trout fishing is available and spring is said to be best after April 1. Use single barbless hook from April 1 to October 31, with no retention of cutthroat trout over 40 cm. 

Please note that fishing is not allowed from November 1 to March 31. Please refer to the Fresh Water Fishing Regulations Synopsis.  Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing

Elevated board walks around the Inland Lake Trail provide excellent scenic viewing opportunities.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach and picnic areas, the park buildings and the boat launch area. 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 bears and other wildlife.


Cycling is permitted on the 13 km Inland Lake trail. Please use extreme caution as the trail is shared with hikers and disabled users in wheelchairs.

For details on e-biking within Inland Lake Park, see the e-biking section below.


Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are permitted on signed or designated trails within Inland Lake Park, provided they meet the definitions and criteria for e-bike use as outlined in the BC Parks cycling guidelines.


Hunting is allowed in this park. Please refer to the British Columbia Hunting and Trapping regulations for season openings and more detailed information.