Purden Lake Provincial Park, Prince George

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Purden Lake Provincial Park is located in Prince George. Make Purden Lake Provincial Park a centerpiece of your Prince George vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Prince George tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • excellent for a day trip to the beach, or a weekend camping trip. One of my favorite spots for boating  more »
  • The lake is quite cold for swimming but if you have a bold constitution you should be ok. The Provinical park has great services along with flush toilets and firepits. Love it.  more »
  • We searched the web for campsites that were dog friendly. The first time we went off-season with our 1 year old dog and motorhome. Loved the sites, great dog beach (our dog learned to swim at Purden L...  more »
Google
  • This is a great provincial campground. Unfortunately, it needs some work in terms of it's online presence. Last summer, we decided to go camping here with two parties. One with a tent trailer, the other with a very long fifth wheel trailer. Ours fit perfectly (tent trailer), while the other had an adventure. We reserved a spot and when we did, it asked for the length of the fifth wheel, so we entered and it suggested a certain site. Wrong! The fifth wheel was not able to maneuver into the assigned spot and unfortunately some damage was sustained to not only the trailer, but to the truck as well. After a very trying 30 minutes, in which time we blocked one way traffic for that time, we gave up. Now keep in mind, waiting in the long line of traffic, two cars in, was the part attendant. This person sat in their vehicle the entire time and watched as we vainly tried to get the trailer in and ultimately damage it and the truck. Once it was decided to scrub the mission, we drove off to the park office to ask if there was an overflow or other place to park the fifth wheel. This is where it gets interesting. There at the park office, was the same attendant who sat in the truck watching our struggles. He knew exactly where the overflow was and even commented that he watched us struggle. Now, if you were an attendant, whose job is to help campers, what keeps you glued to that seat of the vehicle without offering assistance? Nothing but sheer laziness. And if you think I'm making this up, the outhouses resembled something out of the slums of Calcutta. If you are going to have a booking system, which is exploited by greedy tour operators by the way, ensure that when you say a trailer will fit in a campsite, that it actually fits. $10K later, we know it didn't
  • Clean. Usually good people. Poor supervision by park staff of rowdier elements.
  • Loved this lake , people need to respect it more . Never used to be garbage in the lake.
  • I would have had a better experience at the lake if it wasn't for a specific incident that ruined it for me. There was a baby at the lake that had obviously pooped himself as there was feces everywhere. The parents method of cleaning it up was to take their baby into the lake to clean and wash off all the poop. I was extremely disgusted and was no longer in the mood to swim in the contaminated lake. Who would do that? They were in public and there were a lot of people around. I think that is so wrong and very gross. I understand that it's not the parks fault that this happened, but I believe that people should be considerate of others. It's common sense.
  • Beautiful park good day use area and easy access to the lake. Fantastic Vistas