This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
Moberly Lake Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Boil Water Advisory
Please note there is a boil water advisory in place at Moberly Lake Park. Water is also available at the service yard from the park operator. We apologize for the inconvenience.
About This Park
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore and pull up a bench to watch the sunset. Stop and visit the park’s interpretation kiosk to learn about the local flora, fauna and history. While you are there, take time to listen to the loons or look overhead for bald eagles. Head down to the lake for a swim or to test your luck fishing for northern pike, bull trout, lake trout and lake whitefish.
Established Date: May 31, 1966
Park Size: 98 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 12 – September 10
(gate is closed during off-season)
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 12 – September 10|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 18 – September 3|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||109|
|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.|
ReservationsAll campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: 65 million years ago, Moberly Lake was part of the shore of a great inland sea. The Rocky Mountains and Prairies did not exist and the land was inhabited with dinosaurs such as tyrannosaurus, anklyosaurus, triceratops, parasaurolophus, elasmosaurus and pteranodon.
Moberly Lake held a special meaning to the Denne-za First Nations people, as it was known to them as “the lake you can depend on.” It meant that the people could always return to Moberly Lake since food sources there were always plentiful and reliable.
To some of the Dunne-za First Nations, Moberly Lake held another mystery. It was also known as “the lake with a hole through it” or “the lake with no bottom.” There is a legend that is often told of an ancient creature that surfaces from time to time a long, long time ago.
The lake was named for Harry Moberly, chief trade with the Hudson’s Bay Company. He left the Company in 1865 and settled down on the north shore of Moberly Lake until 1868. In 1870, he rejoined the Company to complete a total of 37 years of faithful service.
- Conservation: Moberly Provincial Park is covered with a fairly dense stand of white spruce interspersed with trembling aspen and balsam poplar. Large cottonwoods occupy much of the low lying areas. Shrubs common to the park include wild sasparilla, prickly rose, black twinberry, currant, highbush cranberry, twinflower and dwarf red blackberry.
- Wildlife: Moose and black bear are the only large animals that frequent the park. Smaller mammals like the red squirrel, snowshoe hare, muskrat and beaver are more likely to be seen. More than 25 species of birds including the common loon, bald eagle, American kestrel, spotted sandpiper, herring gull and belted kingfisher have been recorded in the park.
Moberly Lake and the Peace River district are very special areas for songbirds. The black-capped chickadee, Tennessee warbler, red-eyed vireo, red-winged blackbird, Wilson’s warbler, white crowned sparrow, purple finch, dark-eyed junco, American robin, Swainson’s thrush, yellow warbler and American redstart are just some songbirds can often be seen flitting among the willow and red-oiser dogwood that grown along the shores of the lake.
Moberly Lake is a productive lake for Northern pike, bull trout, Arctic grayling, lake whitefish, lake and mountain whitefish, longnose sucker and white sucker. Please comply with all fishing regulations to help protect some of B.C.’s unique species.
Activities Available at this Park
Canoes and kayaks are welcome. No rentals located in the park.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Visitors can fish for Northern pike, Arctic grayling, mountain and lake whitefish, lake trout and bull trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Lake trout are a species of special concern and as such have special regulations for fishing.
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.
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.
There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. There is a swimming beach and marked swimming area at this park.
There are waterskiing opportunities on the lake.
There are windsurfing opportunities on the lake.
Facilities Available at this Park
There is a double boat launch complete with a large parking area for vehicles and trailers.
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.
Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
This park has a day-use/picnic area. Group picnicking is available for a fee at this park.
Group Picnicking Fee: $35.00 per group
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
An adventure playground is available in the day-use area.
A sani-station/dump is available during the collecting season.
Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $20.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Long stay campingFull Season. Please contact the Park Operator for information and to book one of these sites.
Long-stay camping available. $90/weekInformation on other parks participating in this program, or a link to the Long Stay Policy document, is available on the Frontcountry Camping Policies and Fees webpage.
Some facilities in the park are wheelchair accessible.