Babine Lake Marine Provincial Park – Smithers Landing Site
About This ParkBabine Lake Marine Park – Smithers Landing Site is one of 6 sites that comprises Babine Lake Marine Park. These sites all lie along the shores of Babine Lake and include Pendleton Bay, Hook (Deep) Bay, Pinkut Creek, Pierre Creek, and Sandpoint sites.
Campsites nestled along the lakeshore make this a scenic camping spot. This park is ideal for those wanting a slower pace. A great area for fishing and boating.
See also Babine Lake Marine – Pendleton Bay Site
See also Babine Lake Marine – Pinkut Creek Site
Park Size: 2 hectares
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
|May 20 – October 31|
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 20 – October 31|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||7|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.|
Location and Maps66 km northeast of Smithers on Babine Lake Road. The closest communities, towns and cities are Smithers and Telkwa.
Nature and Culture
- Conservation: Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.
- Wildlife: Wood ticks are most prevalent between March and June. These parasites live in tall grass and low shrubs, and seek out warm-blooded hosts. As potential carriers of disease, they should be avoided. Protect your legs by wearing gaiters, or pants tucked into socks. After any outdoor activities, thoroughly examine yourself, children and pets. If you find a tick embedded in your skin, the best way to remove it is by grasping and pulling it, gently, straight up and out with a small pair of tweezers, and disinfecting the site with rubbing alcohol. You may wish to save the tick in a small plastic or glass container for later inspection by your doctor especially if a fever develops, or the area around the bite appears to be infected.
Many different species of birds can be seen along the lakeshore and in the surrounding forest. Bald eagles are quite common in the fall when the salmon start spawning. Moose and bear may be seen travelling the opposite shore of the lake.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Management Direction Statement [PDF 585.87KB] for Babine Lake Marine.
[including Hook (Deep) Bay, Pierre Creek, Pinkut Creek and Sandpoint Sites]
Activities Available at this Park
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
This is a great area for fishing. There are burbot and a variety of trout species available to catch. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Swimming is possible here, but there are no buoyed swimming areas so use caution.
Facilities Available at this Park
This park has a rough, gravel boat launch.
Campfires are permitted in this park. Visitors must supply their own wood. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
There is an area for picnicking but limited facilities.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are not accepted. Eight small, rustic and shaded campsites are available at this park. No camping fee currently charged at this park.