The main purpose of Taylor Arm Provincial Park is to provide group camping facilities close to the shores of Sproat Lake. The six group campsites at this park are located across the highway from the lake, connected via a trail that leads through a highway underpass.
This pleasantly wooded park has undeveloped beaches and two day-use areas – one on the shores of Sproat Lake at the end of the trail from the campground and the other at Camp 10, located ½ km west of the group campground parking lot down Hwy #4. A short trail from the Camp 10 parking lot also leads to the lake.
There are no campsites in this park, with the exception of group campsites. Group campsite reservations are available in this park through the BC Parks reservations system.
There are 3 group campsites at this park, all of which are vehicle-accessible and located across the highway from Sproat Lake. A trail to the lake and beach leads through a highway underpass and takes approximately 10 minutes. These group sites are reservable. Camping is not permitted in this park after October 15.
Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Read the Youth Group policy about Criteria for Youth Groups.
Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $20.00/group site/night, plus $5/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!
A fresh water hand pump is located at the group campground. Water is shut off during the off-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 group campsite. Firewood can be purchased from the Park Operator. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. 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. 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.
There are opportunities for lake fishing at this park. 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. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Cycling is permitted on roadways only. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Taylor Arm 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.
Taylor Arm Provincial Park is located 23 km northwest of Port Alberni on central Vancouver Island. The park is situated on Hwy #4, approximately 10 km past Sproat Lake Provincial Park.
There is no motorized vehicle access on the trail network or in the day use area in this park.
This park proudly operated by:
R.L.C. Enterprize Ltd.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.