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Sasquatch Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Water system upgrades at Lakeside and Hicks Lake Campgrounds
As of May 9, work has begun on repairing and upgrading the water systems at Lakeside and Hicks Campgrounds. Please expect equipment and construction personnel in both campgrounds on weekdays until approximately May 23, 2019.
Water availability within Lakeside and Hicks Campgrounds is limited
Due to late winter conditions, water availability within Lakeside and Hicks Lake Campgrounds is limited to the manual hand-pump in each campground at this time.
A boil water advisory is in place in Hicks Lake Campground until further notice.
Please continue to monitor this page for updates.
About This Park
Located 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.
Established Date: May 2, 1968
Park Size: 1,217 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Campers and swimmers should be aware that swimmer's 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.
- Quiet Hours are 10 pm to 7 am: Music, generators, etc. must be shut off completely between these hours.
- ATVs and other off road vehicles (including those registered under the ORV Act) are not permitted within the park.
- There is no overnight parking at Green Point. All vehicles will be towed.
All 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
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.
Sasquatch Park is located off of Highway 7, six kilometres north of Harrison Hot Springs. Follow the signs through Harrison Hot Springs and Green Point.
Maps and Brochures
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.
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
Swimming areas are provided at a few areas in the park. Buoys mark off swimming areas. Deer and Hicks Lake are relatively warm during the summer but Harrison Lake can be cool. Hicks lake and Deer Lake have sandy beaches, while Harrison Lake has a rocky beach. High winds can come up quickly on Harrison Lake.
Swimmer's 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.
Campfires are permitted in the provided fire rings only. Fire restrictions may be in place during times of high forest fire ratings. No campfires are permitted in the day-use areas.
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 $80.00/group site/night, plus $5/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
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.