Morice Lake Provincial Park encompasses all of Morice Lake and most
of the area surrounding the lake to the height of land. As this long and linear lake stretches south-west into the Coast Range, steep and rugged mountains close in on both ides. This is a true wilderness setting with dramatic views of mountains, glaciers and waterfalls crashing into the lake.
Recreational activities in Morice Lake Provincial Park include boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, mountaineering and hunting. Morice Lake provides road accessible camping and boating opportunities in a largely wilderness setting.
Atna Bay is a popular destination with a waterfall on the Atna River connecting Atna Lake to Morice Lake. There is a series of three portage trails between Morice Lake and Atna Lake for canoe access into Atna River Provincial Park.
Established Date: July 11, 2008
Park Size: 52,430 ha
The Sanctuary Cabin (see Park map) is available for public use on a first-come, first-served basis. It is equipped with a woodstove and can accomodate 4 - 6 people. Visitors must supply their own sleeping and cooking equipment.
Wilderness camping is allowed; no facilities are provided.
Campfires are permitted.
Cutting or otherwise damaging any standing or fallen trees within the park is prohibited. Please collect firewood from outside the park.
A series of three short portage trails connects Atna Bay of Morice Lake (Morice Lake Provincial Park) with Atna Lake (Atna River Provincial Park). No other developed trails exist within the park.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Fishing is a popular activity on the lake. Angling restrictions are in place on the Morice River to protect spawning salmon and other species. There is no fishing near the outlet of Morice Lake to Gosnell Creek from January 1 to September 30 and no fishing for salmon at any time. The Morice River is a Class II water from September 1 to October 31 and a steelhead stamp is mandatory during that time. Bait is not permitted and angling from boats is not permitted from August 15 to December 31. Please read the BC Fishing Regulations.
Hunting is allowed in the park. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting Regulation synopsis.
Morice Lake Park is located approximately 84 km from the town of Houston. Access to the park follows a radio controlled logging road; public vehicles are permitted, but please proceed with caution and be aware that loaded logging trucks have the right of way.
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.