Sproat Lake Provincial Park, Port Alberni

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Sproat Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park near Port Alberni in British Columbia, Canada's Vancouver Island. Its name derives from a lake named after 19th century entrepreneur and colonial official Gilbert Malcolm Sproat.PetroglyphsOne of the park's most significant features is a panel of petroglyphs called "K’ak’awin" on lakeshore rocks depicting mythological figures. Though little is known of the origin of the prehistoric images, the area has been traditionally occupied by the Hupacasath First Nation.Park featuresThe 39-hectare park on Highway 4 is 15 kilometres west of Port Alberni and is a popular recreation area featuring swimming and boating in Sproat Lake and camping. On the north shore of the lake, there is a popular boat launch, a small beach and 58 vehicle-accessible campsites in the park. The park is near the home base of Coulson Flying Tankers, which operates Martin Mars water bombers.
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  • Rented a lakeside place nearby. The water is absolutely perfect in the summer. Peace and serenity set in a beautiful BC mountainous landscape. water sports are a must here. I grew up on Vancouver Isla...  more »
  • I thought the water was so nice. I never even heard of the lake before. My husband and I stopped there when come from Tofino, we were on our way hone to Victoria. I just thought the lake was so nice a...  more »
  • Great place for some gentle kayaking, family picnics and swims, an easy walk to the petroglyphs. A well maintained provincial parks with basic amenities.  more »
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  • BEAUTIFUL Warm Lake! Wish we lived close enough to go all the time. So scenic and gorgeous. The main beach is a little Sandy but if you want your own little private area off the main area I suggest briging water shoes as the rocks can be very sharp. We had a blast at this beautiful lake!
  • Beautiful lake and a very well kept campsite. We were just having lunch and hoped to see the petroglyphs. Unfortunately the dock for viewing was submerged and under going maintenance. Would return just to camp in the lovely forested sites.
  • Very nice lake ..great to explore by boat
  • Great warm lake for a swim, and it was awesome seeing the Mars Bomber floating there!
  • Gorgeous Lake with beautiful view.