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Stone Mountain Park


Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis at the Summit Lake area of the park. Campsite reservations are not accepted. Camping fees are payable in cash only.

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $20.00 per party/night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.

Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Picnic areas
This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Pit or flush toilets
This park only has pit toilets - no flush toilets.
Drinking water
Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
Boat launch
There is a single boat launch that is rocky and not well maintained.

While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. 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.


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.

In Stone Mountain Provincial Park, several short hikes start from the Summit Lake Campground area.

Summit Peak Trail

A 5km round-trip hike leads through lodgepole pine forest to a spectacular view of the alpine area. Recommended only for fit individuals.

Erosion Pillars Trail

A short one-half kilometre (one way) walk leaves across from Rocky Crest Lake and leads to a view of several hoodoos.

Flower Springs Trail

A 5.7km round-trip hike to alpine lakes, alpine flowers and waterfalls.

For the more adventuresome, longer hikes lead into the backcountry of Stone Mountain Provincial Park and Wokkpash area (now part of the Northern Rocky Mountains Park). Only experienced backpackers with map and compass skills and proper equipment should attempt to hike these routes. Anyone planning a backcountry trip to Stone Mountain Park or Wokkpash area should obtain and carry the appropriate topographical maps. This area is covered by maps 94K/7 and 94K/10 at a 1:50,000 scale.

MacDonald Creek Valley Trail

Trailhead is located near km 632 of the Alaska Highway across from Baba Canyon, three km west of Rocky Crest Lake. Plan to spend 2-5 days on this 35 km hike.

Wokkpash Valley-MacDonald Creek Loop Trail

The best of both the Wokkpash and Stone Mountain Park can be explored on a 70 km loop trek that can be hiked in five to seven days. The recommended start point is the Old Churchill Mine Road at km 645.25 of the Alaska Highway. Cross the MacDonald Creek and travel 17km down the road to the trailhead. 

The trail follows Wokkpash Creek, then travels up through trees above Wokkpash Gorge and reaches Forlorn Creek. From here, follow Wokkpash Creek to travel around the east side of Wokkpash Lake to Plug Creek. Follow the trail markers and cairns to the pass behind Whitestone Ridge, follow the valley on the east side of Whitestone Ridge to Last Call Lake, then down alongside MacDonald Creek. The trail exits at Babba Canyon near km 632 of the Alaska Highway.

For information on hiking excursions offered by private companies, see Tetsa River Outfitters.

Summit Lake provides an opportunity for peaceful canoe and kayak trips.

Anglers can try their luck for rainbow and lake trout and mountain whitefish at Summit Lake or for arctic grayling along MacDonald Creek. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing
There are wildlife viewing opportunities in the park.
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 Stone Mountain 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.

Horseback riding
Stone Mountain Provincial Park offers opportunities for backcountry horseback riding. Riders should be experienced and prepared for wilderness travel, as there are no designated trails.

The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information. Here is a link to view a non-government website that shows information on hunting excursions offered by private companies:

Winter recreation
There are winter recreation opportunities in the park.