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Total number of campsites
Total reservable frontcountry sites: 63
Total vehicle-accessible sites: 59
Total walk-in sites: 5
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Campsite reservations are accepted at this park. If sites are not reserved, then they are available for first come, first served camping.

All campsite reservations must be made the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first come, first served.


Vehicle-accessible camping

There are two separate campgrounds with vehicle-accessible campsites in this park. The Lower campground is located close to the lake. The Upper campground is located across the highway from the lake and is connected to the lower campground and beach access by a trail that leads through a highway underpass. Campsite reservations are required and first come, first served sites are available.

Vehicle-accessible camping fee$25 per party per night
BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)$12.50 per senior party per night

For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page. 

Winter camping

This park offers year-round camping with limited facilities during the off-season in the Lower campground only.

Winter camping fee$13 per party per night
BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)$12.50 per senior party per night

For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page. 

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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for Sproat Lake park, as well as these areas in the park:

Drinking water

Taps providing cold water are located at both campgrounds and the day-use area. Taps are shut off during the off-season.

The playground is located in the upper campground near campsite 1.
Boat launch
There is a boat launch available at this park. This boat launch is very busy during the summer season.

While fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. Campfire rings are provided at each campsite and in the day-use area. Firewood can be purchased from the park operator. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. 

Picnic areas

This park has a large day-use and picnic area, located next to the lower campground. Three separate picnic sites are conveniently located throughout the day-use area.

 Facilities include a number of picnic tables set under a canopy of Douglas fir and Western red cedar, fresh water, campfire rings, a large grassy area, pit toilets and two flush toilet buildings (one next to the boat launch and one by the lower campground.) The grassy area and beach are also suitable for picnicking, or just lounging in the sun next to the lake.

Pit or flush toilets

Pit toilets are located throughout the park and at the upper campground. Flush toilets are located at the day-use area by the boat launch and at the lower campground.


There are hot showers at this park. The shower building is located adjacent to the boat launch and next to the lower campground.

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There are only short access trails in this park. The upper campground is connected to the lower campground and beach access by a trail that leads through a highway underpass. A 0.5 km long trail leads from the main parking lot at the day-use area and along the lake to a small pier at the east end of the park. 

At the pier, visitors can view the park’s panel of prehistoric petroglyphs, considered one of the finest in British Columbia. Little is known about this petroglyph, named K’ak’awin, but it isn’t hard to imagine this rock carving as depicting some mystical ancient monsters of the 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.


The warm waters of Sproat Lake are ideal for swimming. There are two main swimming areas in the park, near the boat launch in the day-use area and at the lower campground. There are no lifeguards on duty.

Canoeing and kayaking opportunities exist at this park. Paddlers can set in at the boat launch or at any accessible point along the lake.

There are opportunities for fresh water fishing in Sproat Lake. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations and is subject to closures. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Specific closures will be posted in the park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash and under control at all times and are not allowed in beach areas. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.


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 Sproat Lake 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.

Waterskiing is a popular activity on Sproat Lake. A boat launch is located near the day-use area.
When the wind is up, Sproat Lake offers opportunities for windsurfing.
Scuba diving
Sproat Lake offers opportunities for fresh water scuba diving.