Open Year-round
?
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Primarily used as a day use area, Maple Bay is only open for overnight camping once Delta Grove and Entrance Bay have filled up. There’s plenty of parking, an amphitheater, potable water, picnic tables, a boat launch and a calm, designated swimming hole with a nice sandy beach for people staying nearby. The open season is typically open from April 1 through October 10.

If you find yourself wishing you had a watercraft with which to enjoy the lake, the town just down the way rents boats, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes. The fishing in the lake entices fishermen from near and far who flock to get a chance to hook trout, Dolly Varden, and five different types of salmon. Trolling and fly fishing have proven to be the most effective methods. Before you go fishing, though, be sure you have a British Columbia Freshwater Fishing Permit, which is also available in town.

Entertaining little ones? Enjoy miniature golf, stables, bumper boats, and a popular waterpark in town as well as the park's hiking trails like the one that leads to the Giant Douglas Fir—an 800 year-old behemoth, and the oldest tree in the park. Maple Bay Campground is situated just west of Entrance Bay Day Use Area + Swim Beach, which has a nice, expansive grassy open space peppered with picnic tables all centered around a playground and a calm, designated swimming area akin to the one found at Maple Bay.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Large day use area. Swim beach. Large and private sites.

Cons

No campsites directly on lake.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

BC Parks/Sea to Sky Park Services

Reservation phone number

1 (604) 986-9371

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Showers
Boat ramp(s)
Swimming holes
Potable water
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide

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