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Vehicle-accessible camping
Access to the campsites is very rough, often requiring 4 wheel drive vehicles. The 25 natural sites are open year-round but not maintained. Some of the sites are becoming poorly defined due to unregulated use. There are fire rings at most sites. The park is open year-round, though access may be extremely difficult and is not recommended.
Drinking water
There is well water from a hand-pump.
Boat launch
There is a rough boat launch at this park.
Campfires are allowed unless a campfire ban is in place. Keep them small; the surrounding forest is filled with dry, beetle-killed trees. Do not cut standing trees.
There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park. Use caution when paddling in this large lake and be prepared to take shelter in the numerous bays during wind storms.

The rainbow trout from the 1,450 metre high lake provide eggs for much of the provincial stocking program in the south-central interior. The fishing is excellent. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

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 Pennask 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.