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Ph: 1-604-466-8325

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Rolley Lake Provincial Park

Know Before You Go

When the campground is closed, visitors can walk into the park to use the trails and day-use area, however camping is not permitted when the campground is closed.

No powerboats or other motorised craft are permitted on the lake.

About This Park

Rolley Lake Provincial Park

Less than an hour’s drive from Vancouver, Rolley Lake Provincial Park provides a quick escape from urban life.

The park is a predominately flat, wilderness area blanketed with tall, second-growth conifers. The small, warm-water lake provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, and canoeing.

Sixty-four campsites are nestled in the trees just minutes from the lakeshore. Visitors can also enjoy picnicking and short hikes.

Park Size: 115 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.) April 1 – October 13 (campground is closed during the off-season)
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: April 1 – October 13
Campground Reservable Dates: May 9 – September 20
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 64
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable: (all remaining sites are first-come, first-served) 42
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. Rolley Lake Provincial Park is 23 km (13.8 miles) northwest of Mission, BC. Take Highway 7 to Maple Ridge and turn north at 287th Street. Turn right onto Dewdney Trunk Road and then turn left onto Bell Street and drive north to the park.

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: Rolley Lake was named after newlyweds, James and Fanny Rolley who first homesteaded on its shores in 1888 and stayed for 10 years. Since then the area has been the stage for a great deal of activity. In the early 1900s the lake was used as a holding pond for shingle bolts (short logs). A wooden flume sped the bolts 5 km downhill to the Stoltze mill at nearby Ruskin. In the early 1930s, the park area supported a small Japanese-Canadian hand logging operation typical of many that existed throughout the province. If you look closely within the surrounding second growth forest, you may find some of the wooden flumes used to float the bolts, or a plank road of the latter logging days.
  • Cultural Heritage: This area was once used by the Sto:lo of the Coast Salish Nation.
  • Conservation: The park lies within the wet subzone of the Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone. Typical vegetation in the area includes Douglas-fir, western hemlock, western redcedar, and Pacific silver fir. The west end of Rolley Lake supports a relatively eutrophic fen with sedges, coarse grasses, and other aquatic vegetation.
  • Wildlife: The park provides habitat for species including Douglas squirrel, blacktail deer, and pileated woodpecker. Rolley Lake is stocked with Coastal Cutthroat trout and rainbow trout.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • The approved Master Plan is available in pdf format. [PDF 1.33MB]
    DISCLAIMER:
    This is NOT the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing and/or kayaking is welcome at this park. There are no rentals available in the park.
Cycling

Cycling

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

Fishing

Rolley Lake is stocked with Coastal Cutthroat trout and rainbow trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

There are two short walking trails in the park. Lakeside Loop is approximately 40 minutes return and Rolley Falls is approximately 10 minutes. 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 on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash, no longer than 2 metres long, and under control at all times, including in campsites, campgrounds. Pets/domestic animals are not allowed in the day-use beach and picnic area or park buildings. Pet owners are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
Swimming

Swimming

A sandy beach and roped off swimming area is located in the day-use area. Please note, there are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

The wooden boardwalk crossing the marsh at the southwest end of the lake can be used to view wildlife.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are permitted in designated fire rings only. 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

Cold water taps are located in the campground area only. Drinking water from taps is tested on a regular basis. Water taps are shut off in the winter season. For water testing information, please contact the Park Facility Operator at 604-466-8325.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area. There is a grassy area and a somewhat sandy beach with small swimming area, no lifeguards on duty. Pit toilets are available. Some of the picnic tables have barbeque stands. Bring briquettes and barbeques, fires are not permitted. Parking is available in the day-use area. The day-use area can be accessed by foot when the park gate is locked in winter. The nearest stores are in Mission and Maple Ridge.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are available in the campground. Pit toilets are available in the day-use area.
Playground

Playground

There is a playground near the washroom/shower building in the campground area.
Sani-Station/Dump

Sani-Station/Dump

A sani-station/dump is available during the collecting season.
Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge, $1 and $2 coins only are accepted.
Showers

Showers

There are hot showers at no extra cost located in the campground.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers vehicle accessible campsites. Rolley Lake is an extremely popular campground, and fills most nights during the summer. You can find photographs and descriptions of all the campsites at Discover Camping. Maximum two vehicles per campsite (both must register), there is no day parking for extra vehicles within the campgrounds, and no overnight parking for extra vehicles within the park. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available. Camping fees are payable in cash only at the park. Campers are reminded that they must “occupy” their campsite with a tent designed as sleeping accommodation or an RV (camper, tent trailer, RV trailer) in order to register.
  • campers with reservations: check the reservation board at the entrance to the campground for your last name/site number, and proceed directly to your reserved campsite. Staff will come by to complete your registration.
  • campers without reservations: locate an unoccupied campsite that does NOT have a “Reserved” sign, staff will come by to complete your registration. If you cannot locate a vacant campsite, check the reservation board at the campground for campsites that may be available on a one or two-night basis, or check with staff in the park.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $30.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $15.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Some facilities in the park are wheelchair accessible. The toilet/shower building in the campground is wheelchair accessible. There are no wheelchair accessible trails.