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Pure Lake Provincial Park
About This ParkPure Lake Park is a popular day-use destination for local residents who enjoy fresh water swimming and picnicking.
Park Size: 130 hectares
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: Pure Lake was originally designated as a land reserve in 1958, then received Class A provincial park status in 1981.
- Cultural Heritage: Pure Lake Park lies within the asserted traditional territory of the Haida First Nation.
- Conservation: Pure Lake Park is located in the Queen Charlotte Lowland Landscape. The park completely encompasses and protects Pure Lake.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The approved Pure Lake Provincial Park Management Direction Statement [PDF 1.18MB] is availble online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
There are kayaking and canoeing opportunities in this park.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
There is a short walking trail to the lake only, no trail development around the lake. 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.
You can swim in the lake but there are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Facilities Available at this Park
Campfires are permitted. Please note that firewood is not provided and visitors must bring their own. 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 it 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.
This park has a day-use/picnic area. Five picnic tables and two fire rings are provided for day-use. Please note that firewood is not provided and visitors must bring it with them.
Pit or Flush Toilets
Pit and flush toilets are located throughout the park.