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Sasquatch Provincial Park
- Public Advisory
BC Hydro has begun site preparation to twin 250 kilometres of their main electrical transmission line from the Interior (Nicola Valley) to the Lower Mainland (Coquitlam). Known as the “ILM,” the project has been approved by the BC Environmental Assessment Office and is required in order to reliably deliver clean and renewable energy and help meet the future electricity demands of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. The transmission line corridor is adjacent to Sasquatch Park, and it passes through the southern end of Golden Ears Park and Pinecone Burke Park. Park visitors may expect to encounter crews and vehicles accessing the transmission line corridor from various locations within these three parks until November 2012 to facilitate vegetation removal and work along the right of way, in advance of further electrical line infrastructure upgrade slated for 2013. Some traffic disruption may be experienced along roadways in order to facilitate access for workers and equipment to the transmission corridor. The expected completion date is July 31, 2015.
For more information on BC Hydro’s initiative, please see: (http://www.bchydro.com/energy_in_bc/projects/ilm.html)
- ATVs and other unlicensed motorbikes and vehicles are not allowed in the park.
About This ParkLocated north of Harrison Hot Springs, Sasquatch Provincial Park is characterized by a series of pocket lakes, a unique second-growth and birch forest, and scenic mountain ridges.
Hicks and Deer Lakes are ideal for motor-boating and canoeing while Trout Lake provides a tranquil fishing experience. Visitors can also enjoy camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, and picnicking.
Park Size: 1,217 hectares
- There is no overnight parking at Green Point. All vehicles will be towed.
- Campers and swimmers should be aware that SWIMMERS ITCH may be present in Deer Lake and Hicks Lake. For more information on the treatment and prevention of swimmers itch, check out the BC Healthfiles page.
| 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.)
|– Bench campground||April 1 – October 12 (opened on an as needed basis)|
|– Hicks Lake campground||March 27 – October 12|
|– Lakeside (Deer Lake) campground||Open year round – Winter camping from October 13 to March 26, no fees, no services|
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:|
|– Bench campground||April 1 – October 12 (opened on an as needed basis)|
|– Hicks Lake campground||March 28 – October 12|
|– Lakeside (Deer Lake) campground||March 28 – October 12|
|Campground Reservable Dates:|
|– Bench campground||May 15 – May 17, June 5 – September 6|
|– Hicks Lake campground||April 2 – October 11|
|– Lakeside (Deer Lake) campground – 100% reservable||April 2 – September 6|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||Bench = 64
Hicks Lake = 72
Lakeside (Deer Lake) = 42
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Bench = 46
Hicks Lake = 54
Lakeside (Deer Lake) = 40
|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 campsite and group site reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Group Camp/Picnic Reservations:
Group campsite reservations are accepted at this park through Discover Camping for dates starting March 27 to October 11.
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.
Nature and Culture
- History: The park was originally created by Order-in-Council in 1959 and encompassed twenty hectares on the east side of Harrison Lake, a freshwater inland fjord. At this time, the park was named Green Point Park. In 1960, a picnic site was developed at the lakefront. The site included picnic tables, toilets, changehouses, a pressurized water system, a boat launch, and parking for two hundred cars. The adjacent lands containing Hicks, Deer, and Trout Lakes were added in 1968 and the park was renamed Sasquatch Park after the legendary Bigfoot, who is alleged to have roamed the area.
- Wildlife: The diversity of habitats at Sasquatch Park supports a large variety of wildlife species including beaver, mountain goat, woodpeckers, warblers, and vireos. Several rare species have been observed in the park, including the bald eagle, tailed frog, and black petaltail dragonfly. The lakes and streams in the park provide excellent fish habitat for over ten species of fish from the sturgeon, smelt, salmon, catfish, and stickleback families.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
Activities Available at this Park
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
Swimmers itch may be present at Deer Lake and Hicks Lake. To prevent swimmers itch, check out the BC Healthfiles page. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Facilities Available at this Park
- Deer Lake has a car top launch and only electric motors are permitted.
- Hicks Lake allows motors with a maximum of 10 horsepower.
- Trout Lake does not permit motor boats.
- Harrison Lake does not have motor restrictions.
- Waterskiing and windsurfing are only available on Harrison Lake.
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.
Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Read the Youth Group policy about Criteria for Youth Groups.
Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $70.00/group site/night, plus $4/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
There are three campgrounds at this park – Hicks Lake campground, Bench campground and Lakeside (Deer Lake) campground. There are no pull-through or double sites available. Campsites have tent pads and located amongst the trees.
There is no parking available for extra vehicles; the maximum is 2 vehicles per site. There is no gate house and the gate is not locked during the camping season. If there is no staff to help you locate a site, check the reservation board (located at the entrance of each campground), then find a campsite with no ticket number on the post. Park staff will come by to collect camping fees.
Walk-in camping is not permitted if the gate is locked. The closest store is in Harrison Hot Springs approximately 6 kilometres away. There is a pay phone in the park at the Green Point day-use area.
Hicks Lake and Lakeside (Deer Lake) campground: