Sproat Lake Provincial Park, Port Alberni

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4.4/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great place for some gentle kayaking, family picnics and swims, an easy walk to the petroglyphs. A well maintained provincial parks with basic amenities. 
  • There are many things to do in Port Alberni from taking plane rides, to eating fresh fish, to taking boat tours, to swimming in lovely stretches of sandy clean beaches where you can spend time even fl...  read more »
  • We parked on the other side of the highway as the provincial park person said it was too crowded. Sign said only 800metre walk to beach which would have been ok , but when you have no clue where you a...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Great warm lake for a swim, and it was awesome seeing the Mars Bomber floating there!
  • Gorgeous Lake with beautiful view.
  • Great boat launch to access Sproat Lake!
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