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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Park Contact Northwest Escapes Ltd
E-mail address: nwescapesbc@telus.net
Phone: (250) 638-8490

Ross Lake Provincial Park

About This Park

Ross Lake Provincial Park

Ross Lake Park is popular with anglers, boaters and swimmers. A picnic area, beach, hiking trail and boat launch (electric motors only) offer opportunities for an enjoyable family picnic or evening stroll.

This park offers a pleasant beach on the lake that is popular with locals for swimming and afternoon BBQ’s.

Park Size: 307 hectares

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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. Off Hwy 16, Hazelton BC.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Ross Lake Park offers a wonderful setting for easy access canoeing and kayaking.
Electric Motors Only.
Ross Lake Park offers a wonderful setting for easy access boating with ‘Electric Motors Only’ allowed on the lake.
Cycling

Cycling

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

Fishing

Ross Lake Park is a popular year round fishing spot. BC Environment stocks Ross Lake with rainbow and eastern brook trout. Visitors can ice fish during the winter months. The lake has a boat launch but has an ‘Electric Motors Only’ policy. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

Ross Lake Park visitors can enjoy the gentle 3.5 km Rainmaker Trail that encircles the lake and offers views of the lake, the surrounding mountains and lakeshore vegetation and wildlife. 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 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.
Swimming

Swimming

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Ross Lake Park includes moose and black bear habitat and provides excellent opportunities for waterfowl viewing in the marshy lakeshore.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Cross-country skiing is available on existing hiking trails. No tracks are available. Snowshoeing is available on existing hiking trails. Visitors can enjoy ice skating on Ross Lake. Check the thickness of the ice before venturing out and bring your own skates.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

Ross Lake Park is a popular year round fishing spot. BC Environment stocks Ross Lake with rainbow and eastern brook trout. Visitors can ice fish during the winter months. The lake has a boat launch but has an ‘Electric Motors Only’ policy.
Campfires

Campfires

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.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

Ross Lake Park is popular with residents for day use picnicking on the lakeshore. The park offers a pleasant day-use area with picnic tables, fire rings and pit toilets. The day-use area is open with services from May 15 to September 3.
Note: the area is open all year but the snow is not plowed during the winter.

Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park has only pit toilets - no flush toilets.