Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground

Sasquatch Provincial Park, British Columbia

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Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground

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  • Deer Lake at Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Slollicum Peak behind Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Typical campsite at Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Typical campsite at Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Typical campsite at Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Typical campsite at Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Typical campsite at Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Waterfront at Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Playground structure at Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Typical campsite at Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Typical campsite at Lakeside Campground.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • View east to Hope Mountain (1,844 m) in the distance beyond Deer Lake.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Angler on Deer Lake.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Short interpretive trail along the lake connecting Lakeside and Bench Campgrounds.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Bog with skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) along the Deer Lake Trail.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Hope Mountain (1,844 m) in the distance beyond Deer Lake.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) in a a red alder tree (alnus rubra) along Deer Lake.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Short interpretive trail along the lake connecting Lakeside and Bench Campgrounds.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
  • Western toad (Anaxyrus boreas) in a bog alongside Deer Lake.- Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Deer Lake fishing. Open year-round. Big and private sites. Interpretive trail along the lake.
Cons: 
Potable water and vault toilets closed during off season.
Region:
Fraser Valley + Harrison Lake, BC
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$24.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
General Day Use Fee ($6.00)
Tent/Car sites: 
42
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes

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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Although the smallest of Sasquatch Provincial Park's campgrounds, Lakeside Campground on Deer Lake provides the most amenities, is the only campground in the park open year-round, and contends with Hicks Lake Campground for best view. Here, 42 campsites are well dispersed and provide ample privacy on the lake's western shore.

The campground features potable water, vault toilets, a boat dock and ramp, a day use picnic area, a playground, a small beach, and a short boardwalk interpretive trail that connects to Bench Campground.

With a distant view of 1,844-meter Hope Mountain, Deer Lake, along with the park's Trout Lake, are popular amongst anglers for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and brook char. If launching a boat, note that only electric motors are permitted on Deer Lake.

​Note: Lakeside Campground is open year-round, though services (e.g., potable water, vault toilets, garbage pickup) are not available during the off season, typically mid-October through mid-March. Camping is free during the winter months. Campsite reservations can only be made from mid-March through early September. Go to BC Parks - Sasquatch State Park for yearly reservation and amenity date details. If you are making reservations via phone from outside of Canada, call +1.519.826.6850.

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