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Boat launch

There is a boat launch at this park.

Picnic areas

This park has a day-use and picnic area with pit toilets and a boat launch.

Pit or flush toilets
Pit toilets are located at the parking lot.
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An easy 2km, well-maintained hiking trail circles the lake. It has wooden bridges which cross the numerous creeks and marshy area feeding into Spectacle Lake. 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.

Although there are no designated swimming areas at Spectacle Lake, swimming is a popular activity at this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking on the lake in this park.

This lake offers the only eastern brook trout fishing on Vancouver Island. It is also regularly stocked with cutthroat trout. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing.

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash

Pets and 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.

Winter recreation
Spectacle Lake is one of the first to freeze over in winter, supplying a reliable skating site in cold temperatures.