Lakelse Lake Provincial Park, Terrace

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Lakelse Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada located just west of Highway 37 between Terrace and Kitimat. The name is derived from the Coast Tsimshian language word "LaxGyels" - “fresh water mussel”, for the mollusk that is found on the bottom of both Lakelse Lake and Lakelse River. Prior to Lakelse Lake becoming a provincial park, Hatchery Creek, which runs throughout the park, was the site of a sockeye salmon hatchery operated by the Canadian Government between 1919 and 1936. Lakelse Lake Provincial Park was established on March 16, 1956.The park is 3.54 km² in size and is primarily used for camping, boating, canoeing, swimming and nature trail walking.The nearby Lakelse Hot Springs are located just east of the lake.
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  • I live in this area and have frequented many provincial campsites in my day. This park is "top notch." It is set in large (old) growth coastal forest with a complete network of paved trails to access ...  more »
  • Lakelse Lake provincial park and surroundings is a spectacular place to camp and spend time recreating at all times of the year. The natural setting of the campgrounds in a tall old growth forests is ...  more »
  • I camped at Lake Lakelse, Furlong Bay, and it was by far the cleanest and most beautiful campgrounds I have ever visited. My site was neatly raked and private. Even though there are campsites on eithe...  more »
  • Nice campsite; we were on the gravel side and the sites were quite open and not as private as I'd prefer, but the setting was lovely. People seemed to honour the generator rules so it wasn't too noisy. Seemed like a very family-friendly place. The beach and day use areas were not dog friendly, so we had to drive down the road to another walk-in beach (Grunchys Beach) to go for a swim and enjoy the sandy beach. Showers had been recently renovated and were kept quite clean, and they were free! Which is good news, since it costs $28/night to stay here.
  • Lakelse Lake Provincial Park is actually three sites with ancient trees and coastal rainforest trails and a potentially awesome but run down natural hotsprings resort nearby. Campers are drawn to Furlong Bay's fully serviced campground on the relatively warm Lakelse Lake. The man made beach area has a boat launch and a weedy and muddy bottom swimming area. The sandy beach called "Gruchy's" is my favourite spot for kiteboarding but lacks basic services such as changing rooms, and is quite littered. Also, the water has hazards such as semi submerged logs and under currents near the Williams Creek mouth that are dangerous for boating and sailing enthusiasts. The Picnic Site is a popular day use site with easy access to a mostly sandy swimming area with "warm" shallow water. Unfortunately, goose droppings and litter along with with evidence of oily pollutants from power boats or sewage mark the beach area shallows. Otherwise, this is my favourite spot for launching family windsurfing adventures.
  • This is a beautiful lake with a nice park in the day use area. Great for boating, swimming or even just a picnic. This lake can get quite buys on the nicest days.
  • Beautiful campground and beach area!!!!
  • lake is good for summer swim and winter skating.