Golden Ears Provincial Park, Maple Ridge

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State Park
A lush provincial park full of recreational opportunities, Golden Ears Provincial Park showcases a dense, rugged forest terrain full of towering western hemlock trees. The park serves as home to various wildlife including deer, beavers, black bears, and mountain goats. Visit the lake if you're interested in swimming; expect to see people windsurfing, waterskiing, canoeing, and fishing as well. Hike through the forest, choosing from a wide selection of trails, or traverse the gravel roads dedicated to horseback riding. You can bed down overnight at one of the campgrounds, which offer vehicle access and basic amenities. Plan your Golden Ears Provincial Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Maple Ridge using our Maple Ridge itinerary planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Have lived in maple ridge for over 25 years this park is just a great place for an early morning walk We often take our dog for walks at the far north end of the park a place called gold creek a short...  more »
  • Lovely drive through the park, even if you don't get out of the car. Lots of moss and lichen covering some of the trees, eerie in grotty weather.  more »
  • A stunning park right in our backyard. The Lower Falls Trail is suitable for all levels. If it's been dry, just runners or light hikers are suitable. If it's wet, then you may want to consider sturdie...  more »
Google
  • Golden Ears is abosultely amazing. It can get super duper busy in the summer time, but that just goes to show how amazing of a park it is. The lake is amazing. The countless hikes are stunning, and you can get really high up in the mountains! The overnight hikes are also really nice. Going birding here is also recommended, you just have to be there when they open the gate!
  • Pros: Beautiful area in BC. Quiet. Stayed 3 nights, large sites, lots of trees, camping as it should be, yet only an hour drive from where we live. Playground for kids. Cons: Bathroom/Shower cleaning/updating needs improvment. Not very dog friendly @ day use area, Go to Boat Launch area/Day-Use Picnic, South of campground to let them swim. No cell service, disapointing in this day and age (or god-forbid an emergency).
  • Nice big Lake. Proper sanitation. Boat rental. Cordoned of area for swimmers (no gas powered equipment like jet skies allowed). Fishing. Hiking. Winter time is different fun when the water is rushing down to the lake. All in all beautiful area.
  • Will be coming back for years to come. Lake is amazing. I suggest bringing drinking water as the water here comes from a well and does not taste to good. Also it's an old school manual pump and takes a while and a bit of an effort to fill a typical camping water container. No phone cell service so your totally off the grid.
  • I absolutely love this place! It's so beautiful. It's tied with Capilano River Regional Park as my favorite place to hike in Metro Vancouver.