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Moyie Lake Provincial Park
About This ParkLocated 20 kilometres south of Cranbrook off Highway 3/95, Moyie Lake Park day-use area, boat launch and 111 site campground provides the only public access to the deep blue mountain waters of Moyie Lake.
This vacation friendly park features 1300 metres of developed sandy beach backed by a large grassy area. Swimming, wind surfing, sailing, boating, wildlife and bird viewing and a variety of fishing experiences enhance Moyie Lake Park. As well, an adventure playground and hot showers are on site.
Park Size: 90.5 ha
- Quiet time is 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. Please refrain from the use of power equipment such as generators during these hours.
- Mountain and lake weather can change rapidly - be prepared. Visitors should be aware that high winds can come up quickly.
| 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 6 – September 30
(campground gate is closed during off-season; main gate to boat launch is open)
Off-season: If full services provided – full fees will be in effect. If no services provided - user maintained with no fee. For more information contact the Park Facility Operator at the contact information on this page.
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 6 – September 30 (or until snow depth restricts access)
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 16 – September 2|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||111|
|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 reservable, vehicle accessible campsites must be reserved through Discover Camping.
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.
- Park Map [PDF 207KB]
Nature and Culture
- History - It is from the prevalence of water that Moyie received its name. Previously known as McDonald’s River and the “Grand Quete,” the name that endured was Moyie, a derivative of the French “Mouille” meaning “wet.” Moyie Lake Park was established in 1959 to provide day-use and camping for local visitors as well as the traveling public.
- Conservation - A small wilderness area on the north shore of Moyie Lake consisting of lightly-forested land on the lower eastern slopes of the southern reaches of the Purcell Mountains, Moyie Lake Park protects vibrant riparian areas and features pond and forest trails. The preserved habitat is home to beaver, muskrat, water fowl, whitetail deer and numerous woodland birds.
Moyie Lake is a unique “kettle pond” lake, the result of a depression created at the outflow of a glacier.
The 90.5 hectare park contains two distinct types of plant life based on moisture regime. Larch, Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and white spruce flourish in the drier areas. Predominate along waterways are black cottonwood, trembling aspen, willow and alder.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 384.43KB] for this park is available in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
Long stay camping
Sites 54 to 62 & 65 are designated as “long-stay” sites.
A minimum of 4 consecutive weeks must be booked. The long stay program is from May 1 - September 30 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.
Long-stay camping available. $100/week