This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.

Dahl Lake is a non-motorized lake and does not allow waterskiing. There are waterskiing opportunities on nearby Norman Lake.

Dahl Lake Provincial Park

  • Updated September 26, 2014:
    Please note that an Environmental Restoration project is currently underway on the islands on Dahl Lake. Please obey all signage. BC Parks appreciates your cooperation.
  • Dahl Lake Provincial Park is a day-use park only; overnight camping and fires are prohibited.

About This Park

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Dahl Lake Provincial Park is a day-use park providing a wilderness atmosphere within an hours drive of Prince George. The park has rustic picnic facilities, a sandy beach, short walking trail, and great canoeing and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Motorized boats are prohibited on Dahl Lake.

Established Date: October 22, 1981

Park Size: 1,583 hectares
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Dahl Lake Provincial Park is located 40Km southwest of Prince George. From Prince George travel approximately 43 Km east on Highway 16 to the junction with the Norman Lake Road. Travel south on Norman Lake Road for approximately 14.5km. Watch for the turn off to the park on your left hand side, adjacent to the “Welcome to Community of Norman Lake” sign. Parking and park access is located at the east end of Norman Lake. (NTS Map reference: 93G/14).

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • There is currently no approved valid management plan for this area. Management plans are prepared as soon as practicable, subject to available resources and the ability of key planning partners to participate.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. To access Dahl Lake with a canoe or kayak, launch at the beach on the east end of Norman Lake, paddle 300 metres south along the shoreline to the creek, and proceed east through the channel about 200 metres into Dahl Lake. Motorized boats are prohibited on Dahl Lake.
Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Norman Lake has been stocked with rainbow trout in the past, and although not heavily used, Dahl Lake has moderate fishing potential as well. During the winter season, visitors can ice fish on the lake.
Hiking

Hiking

For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. A 300 metre trail connects Norman and Dahl Lakes. The trailhead is at the south end of the beach on Norman Lake. Another rough trail route continues on along the north shore of Dahl Lake.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is allowed is some areas of the Park. Please check the Hunting and Trapping regulations for more information.
Swimming

Swimming

There are no designated swimming areas or lifeguards on duty. A sandy beach is located at the east end of Norman Lake.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is no viewing platform at this park but wildlife there are viewing areas to see wildlife.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

There are cross-country ski and snowshoeing opportunities on the park trails but there are no developed tracks. Part of the Bednesti trail system allows snowmobiles and skidooing.

Dahl Lake has moderate fishing potential as well. During the winter season, visitors can ice fish on the lake.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.