Golden Ears Provincial Park, Maple Ridge

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 240 reviews on the web
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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  • This place is the best for water activities, as well as having a nice lunch afterwards on the picnic tables. 
  • One of the nice things about the park is how close it is to the cities in the Metro Vancouver area. It is very easy to access on easy to drive roads right into the park. There is no charge to get into...  read more »
  • many hiking and trails, camping, beaches and boating, fishing. If you are boating there are many beaches to access. Very busy during summer. If you want to camp, reserve or deal with the consequences....  read more »
  • 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.
  • The lower Falls is just 40 min walk from the park lot, the scenery along the trail is beautiful. Suggest to go there in Spring and early summer where the water is more from the melting snow, The Falls is fantastic
  • Pretty good campground. Lots of trails. Stayed at goldcreek which has showers with hot water. Went down the road during the day to North beach. Part of North beach is off leash for dogs. Online it doesn't say anything that I could find about a off leash area. Just ask the camp host and he will should you the area. The campground is basically no cell service.
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