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Total number of campsites
Total reservable frontcountry sites: 156
Total vehicle-accessible sites: 156
Total sites with electrical hook-ups: 50
Group camping

There is a group campsite at this park. It offers 8 campsites, a covered shelter, a grassy area, a sandy beach, volleyball net and a large fire ring.

Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Read the Youth Group policy about Criteria for Youth Groups.

Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $120.00/group site/night, plus $5/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!

Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers reservable vehicle accessible campsites in Furlong Bay Campground. The campground is half paved and half gravel and there are 16 double sites. The campsites can accommodate RVs and are shaded/treed. Parking is available for extra vehicles.

The park has a gatehouse and gate that is locked from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am. The nearest store is approximately 20 km away in Terrace.

As the campground is 100% reservable, you must register at the gatehouse during gatehouse hours. Outside of gatehouse hours, register with the park operator at campsite #21 before occupying a campsite.

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $28.00 per party/night plus, if applicable $6.00 electrical/night = $34.00/party/night.
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $14.00 per senior party/night plus, if applicable $6.00 electrical/night = $20.00/party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for these areas of the park:

Picnic areas
This park has two day-use/picnic areas. They both have tables, a covered picnic shelter with wood stove, parking, fire rings, water and sandy beaches. The Furlong Bay picnic site also has a grassy playground area, wheelchair access to the beach, volleyball net, a toilet/change house and a pay phone. Gates are locked from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.
Pit or flush toilets
Pit and flush toilets are located throughout the park. Flush toilets are shut down during the off-season.
There are three toilet/shower buildings they are located in Furlong Bay Campground.
Drinking water
Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Hose hookups for campers/trailers are not available. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
An adventure playground with grassy area for children is located in the Furlong Bay day-use area.
Boat launch
A double, paved boat launch and loading dock complete with parking are conveniently situated to the nearby day-use area at Furlong Bay. Boating, water-skiing and fishing are popular activities on Lakelse Lake. There is no access to the boat launch from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am during the camping season and off-season.
A sani-station/dump is available during the collecting season. It is located between the park entrance gate and the main information shelter at the Furlong Bay Campground.
Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge
Electrical hookups

50 campsites have RV electrical outlets (120 V; 30 Amp; 60 Hz):
Sites 10-11, 25-34, 39, 41-51, 110-123, 129-133, 136-138, 144-147.

There is an additional electrical service charge of $7/night (includes tax) for these sites (whether the power is in use or not).

Firewood can be purchased from the Park Operator for a fee. Campfires are allowed in the day-use areas but must be contained in the provided fire rings. Fires are not allowed at Gruchy’s Beach area. 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.

Hike the easy 2 km Twin Spruce Trail or the easy 1 km Gruchy’s Beach Trail and observe the coastal old growth forests and salmon streams. 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. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
A swimming area is roped off at Furlong Bay and the Lakelse picnic site. The beaches are sandy and the water temperature is cool in August. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Canoeing, windsurfing, and sailing are all popular activities on Lakelse Lake. No rentals available at this time.

Some excellent fishing opportunities await during summer and winter. Trout and Dolly Varden are common catches in the lake while the area’s rivers boast world-class salmon and steelhead runs. All five species of Pacific salmon spawn in these waters. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing
There is a viewing platform near the Williams Creek bridge to observe spawning salmon.
Pets on leash
Pets/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 wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

There are no bicycle trails in this park. 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 Lakelse 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.

There are water-skiing opportunities on Lakelse Lake.
There are windsurfing opportunities on Lakelse Lake.
Winter recreation
Snowshoeing is available in the winter on existing hiking trails. Ice-skating is available on Lakelse Lake. Check for proper ice thickness before going out and bring your own skates. Cross-country skiing is available at Onion Lake approximately a 5-minute drive south of Furlong Bay Campground. Downhill skiing and tobogganing are available outside the park at Shames Mountain, approximately a 45-minute drive west of Terrace.