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Stuart Lake Marine Park


Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. 

Practice Leave No Trace camping:

  • If you pack it in, pack it out
  • Choose a camp spot that will not do damage to live vegetation
  • Dispose of personal waste or waste water at least 100 metres from the lake or from any creek
There are no designated swimming areas. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. Boaters are cautioned to keep a close eye on the weather as Stuart Lake is subject to sudden heavy winds that can transform the lake into dangerous whitecaps. Those with small boats are advised to stay close to shore.

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Please see BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for site specific information. 

Popular sport fish include rainbow trout, lake trout (char), kokanee, freshwater ling cod (burbot), and mountain whitefish. Refer to the current BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for specific catch quotas and regulations; the Stuart-Trembleur-Takla chain of waterways is in Region 7 (Omineca-Peace) - Zone A.

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.

Cycling is permitted. Helmets are mandatory in British Columbia and must be worn at all times.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Stuart Lake Marine 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.