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Nickel Plate Park


Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.

Pit or flush toilets
This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Boat launch
Boat access to the lake is made available by a rough gravel boat launch at the north end of the dam, although the gravel does not extend to the water’s edge when lake levels are low. Light boats are commonly launched down the face of the dam.
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 are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park.

Nickel Plate Lake has been a fishing destination since the 1940’s. It is stocked with rainbow trout by the Summerland Trout Hatchery. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. There are ice fishing opportunities on Nickel Plate Lake.

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.


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 Nickel Plate 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.


Hunting is permitted only during lawful game hunting season. Check with Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for regulations.

Winter recreation

Cross-country skiing is popular in the area and the Nickelplate Cross-country Ski Club operates groomed runs nearby.

There are snowshoeing opportunities in the park though there are no designated trails.

The area is used for snowmobiling and to access Sheep Rock in Brent Mountain Protected Area.

There are ice fishing opportunities on Nickel Plate Lake.