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Meziadin Lake Provincial Park

Updated, August 18, 2014:  Highway 16 has been reopened as of Saturday (August 16, 2014) morning.  Please check www.drivebc.ca for the most up to date information.

  • New for 2014:
    The Meziadin Lake frontcountry campground has been added to the Discover Camping reservation service. BC Parks’ visitors are able to view and access this new site since March 15, 2014.
  • Please note that bears frequent this area throughout the season.
    Proper garbage and food management is essential. See Bear Safety information.

About This Park

Meziadin Lake Provincial Park Meziadin Lake is a favourite destination of travelers and regional residents alike. Located a two hour drive north of Kitwanga, Meziadin Lake Park is an excellent destination base campsite for exploring this northern region of B.C.

Take a day trip to the Bear Glacier or visit the mining towns of Stewart, B.C. and Hyder, Alaska.

Recreation Services offered in this park include:
  • Guided angling
  • Lake tours
  • Glacier tours
  • All of the above are staged from Meziadin Lake.

Wireless Icon WIFI:
This park offers wireless internet for $5.00 per day. This service can be arranged with the onsite park operators.

PUBLIC PHONE:
There is a public phone available for use located in the convenience store.

TRAILER RENTAL:
A travel trailer is available for rent (fee $100.00 per night - includes camping fee and taxes). The trailer is located on a prime lake front site and sleeps up to 6 people. Amenities include all dishes; pots; pans/utensils; running hot and cold water; propane stove/fridge/microwave oven; and a radio/cd player. Note: bedding and food are not provided.
Reservations can be made for the travel trailer by contacting the park facility operator:
Marvin & Diana Reid at: 1-866-500-7302 or email at: marvin_reid@telus.net

CONVENIENCE STORE:
There is a convenience store available from 8am – 10am and 5pm – 9pm (also available to be opened upon request). The store sells angling licences, tackle (including fishing rods and reels), soda pop, chips, candy, water, canned foods, insect repellents and bug coats and hats, regular hats, T-shirts, flashlights, batteries, bread and processed meats, as well as personal hygiene items.

TOURS:
  • Angle guiding is $80.00 per hour (plus taxes). Max 3 persons, cost includes all rods, tackle and bait.
  • Lake tours are $80.00 per hour (plus taxes).
  • Glacier tours will include a trip to Meziadin fish ladder, Stewart, Hyder, Bear and Salmon Glaciers, and can include Fish Creek. A lunch stop will be provided in either Stewart or Hyder. Tour takes approximately 8 hours. Cost is $135.00 per person plus taxes. Min 2 people, max 4 people.
  • Boat rentals on Meziadin Lake or Ocean Charters out of Stewart can be arranged through the park facility operator.
Park Size: 335 hectares

Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is not accessible during the off-season)
May 15 (or as soon as snow melt allows) – September 20
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 15 – September 20
Campground Reservable Dates: June 1 – September 14
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 66
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
24
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.

Reservations

All campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.

Reserve a site

Campsite Reservations:
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
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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. 155 km north of Kitwanga on Highway #37 just south of Meziadin Junction and 50 km east of Stewart.

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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Nature and Culture

  • History: This park was established on December 4, 1987.
  • Conservation: Help protect your parkland. Enjoy Meziadin Lake Provincial Park but please leave it as you found it so that future visitors may also enjoy the park. Please be extremely careful with fire. Aluminum foil placed under campstoves and barbecues will help protect the tables.
  • Wildlife: Salmon spawn in the lake and in nearby Hanna and Tintina Creeks.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Meziadin Lake Park is an excellent location for canoeing or kayaking and offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.
Cycling

Cycling

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

Fishing

Meziadin Lake Park offers quality lake fishing opportunities. There is a boat launch located in the campground. Rainbow trout and Dolly Varden are the main species in this lake. In late summer, spawning sockeye salmon make their way up nearby creeks. Anglers and wildlife watchers alike can observe part of the salmon’s incredible journey. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash

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

Swimming

Swimmers can take a dip in the cool waters but please stay within the designated area. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Meziadin Lake Park contains high value grizzly bear habitat and black and grizzly bears are commonly seen in the area. Salmon spawn in the lake and in nearby Hanna and Tintina Creeks and the park allows visitors an excellent opportunity to observe this part of the salmon’s incredible journey.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

Meziadin Lake Park is an excellent location for boating offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. A gravel, moderate grade boat launch is available to visitors. It is singlewide and trailers must be parked at their campsite. Boats can be tied to the dock but there is limited space.
Campfires

Campfires

While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

A hand water pump is available and it is located adjacent to the information shelter. There are no hose hookups for campers/trailers.
Electrical Hookups

Electrical Hookups

18 sites have electricity available 30 amp service. Please note campers occupying sites with electrictity will pay $23.00/night
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

Meziadin Lake Park is a scenic spot with beautiful views over Meziadin Lake with many facilities such as a large picnic shelter making it a comfortable stop for picnicking. Facilities provided at the park include picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets, handicap access toilets, picnic shelter, garbage facilities, food cache, drinking water hand pump, boat launch, small dock and firewood is available.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

There are two pit toilets that are wheelchair accessible.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Meziadin Lake Park has an excellent, recently upgraded campground in a beautiful setting on the shore of Meziadin Lake. The campground is a popular stopping off point for travellers heading north to Alaska. The 66 site campground is arranged to easily accommodate everything from people on bicycles to very large recreational vehicles. Facilities provided at the park include tent pads, picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets, handicap access toilets, picnic shelter, garbage facilities, food cache, drinking water hand pump, boat launch and a small dock. Firewood is available for sale.

The campground has 66 standard and high-density sites. There are 4 tent pads and limited parking available for extra vehicles. Most of the sites are open. This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis and campsite reservations are also accepted.

Campsites with electrical hookups
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $18.00/party/night camping fee plus $5.00 electrical/night = $23.00/party/night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.00/senior party/night camping fee plus $5.00 electrical/night = $14.00/party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Campsites without electricity
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $18.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.

Long stay camping

Sites 1 to 10 are designated as “long-stay” sites.
Long-Stay Camping Fee: $90.00 per party / week
A minimum of 4 consecutive weeks must be booked. The long stay program is from May 6 – September 20 in this park. Please contact the park operator to book one of these sites.

Information on other parks participating in this pilot program, or a link to the Long Stay Policy document, is available on the Frontcountry Camping Policies and Fees webpage.