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Red Bluff Provincial Park
About This Park
Park visitors can swim, sunbathe, angle for a rainbow trout or take in the salmon enhancement projects at nearby Fulton River and Pinkut Creek. Boaters like to explore the extensive shoreline of Babine Lake, the longest natural fresh water lake in British Columbia.
Established Date: August 24, 1978
Park Size: 148 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 15 – September 15|
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 15 – September 15|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 15 – September 14|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||34|
|Number of Reservable Campsites:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The park is closed during the off-season|
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.
Maps and Brochures
Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Park Map [PDF]
Nature and Culture
- Wildlife: Scenic walking trails provide excellent lake views and the opportunity to observe wildlife. Black bear and moose are especially abundant. Varied waterfowl, including Sora Rail, inhabit the lake and marshes. The salmonoid enhancement project at the nearby Fulton River Hatchery is also well worth visiting. Babine Lake is an angler’s paradise. Cutthroat, rainbow trout and char are found in the lake. Flyfishing and trolling yield superb results.
Activities Available at this Park
There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Babine Lake is an angler’s paradise. Cutthroat, rainbow trout and char are found in the lake. Flyfishing and trolling yield superb results. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
The Bluff Trail is available to park visitors. It is a self-guided interpretive trail and makes an easy 3km loop. The trail may be flooded at different times of year due to water fluctuations on Babine 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.
There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are wildlife viewing opportunities at the viewing platforms along the Bluff Trail. A variety of waterfowl and song birds frequent the marsh areas and can be seen at any time of the day.
Facilities Available at this Park
There is a moderate-grade boat launch at this park. A breakwater wharf and dock are also available.
Firewood can be purchased from the park operator in some parks or you can bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. 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.
There is one cold-water hand pump.
The day-use area has several picnic tables and is located on a grassy area beside the beach. Campfires are permitted but visitors must supply their own firewood.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available at this park. There are 27 standard sites available. Five are beachfront and the rest are shaded. There is a large parking lot available for extra vehicles to park. There is a gate at the entrance of the park it is locked from 11:00pm to 7:00am. When the gate is locked visitors are not permitted to walk in and camp. The gate is locked 24 hours a day in the off-season.
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.