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E-mail address: nwescapesbc@telus.net
Phone: (250) 638-8490

Seeley Lake Provincial Park

About This Park

Seeley Lake Park The Hazelton Mountains form a beautiful backdrop for this well maintained campground. It is a peaceful place to enjoy a relaxing overnight stay with camping, picnicking, swimming and fishing.

Seeley Lake Park offers a small, sandy beach on the lake to visitors for day use and swimming. Picnic tables and toilets are available.

Park Size: 24 hectares

Special Notes:
  • A marsh harbours life to nesting birds, mammals and reptiles. Visitors are asked to respect this habitat.
Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is closed and not accessible during the off-season)
May 1 – September 15 (weather permitting)
Off-season: closed
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 1 – September 15
Campground Reservable Dates: Not applicable
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 20
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
Not applicable
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.
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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. 10 km west of Hazelton on Highway #16. New Hazelton and Old Hazelton are the closest communities to this 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: This park was established March 16, 1956.
  • Cultural Heritage: The park is situated close to K’san Indian Village where you can see six authentic log houses decorated with carved poles and painted fronts. It is a living museum to the long-lived Gitwangak culture.
    Also nearby is the native town of Kitwancool, site of the oldest standing totem pole in BC. Called “Hole in the Ice” it stands, along with over 22 others, many over a hundred years old. More century-old totems stand at the nearby Gitwangak Reserve.
  • Conservation: Seeley Lake is located within the Nass Ranges Ecosection, and the interior cedar hemlock biogeoclimatic zone. Its special feature is the marsh and wetland habitat surrounding Seeley Lake. Ecologically this is a sensitive area and is an important habitat for a variety of waterfowl including loons, geese, ducks, as well as beavers, muskrats and moose.
  • Wildlife: Bird watchers can enjoy some quiet time on the marsh-viewing platform overlooking Seeley Lake. You will find a wide variety of species in the marsh and woods nearby.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoe/Kayak enthusiasts may enjoy a paddle through the marsh at Seeley Lake Park with a backdrop of the Hazelton Mountains.
Seeley Lake Park offers a scenic setting for boating on this marshy lake. Boat use is restricted to “Electric Motors Only” on Seeley Lake. There is no boat launch provided at the park.
Cycling

Cycling

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

Fishing

There are cutthroat trout and rainbow trout in Seeley Lake and fishing here can be rewarding. There are opportunities for ice fishing in this park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. There are opportunities for ice fishing in this park.
Hiking

Hiking

There is an easy, 500m walking trail along the lakeshore that leads to a wildlife viewing platform. Please supervise children on this trail. 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. Swimming is possible in Seeley Lake; however, ice does not leave the lake until late spring.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is a wildlife-viewing platform located on the edge of Seely Lake. Visitors can gain access to it by following the short walking trail. The Seeley Lake marsh harbours nesting birds, mammals and reptiles. Ecologically this is a sensitive area and is an important habitat for a variety of waterfowl including loons, geese, ducks, as well as beavers, muskrats and moose. Bird watchers can enjoy some quiet time on the marsh-viewing platform overlooking Seeley Lake. You will find a wide variety of species in the marsh and woods nearby.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

There is ice skating available on Seely Lake. Check ice thickness before venturing out.
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Facilities Available at this Park

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.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

A well is located in the day-use parking area near the park entrance. Visitors can access water using the hand pump.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

The park has a day-use/picnic area located on the shore of Seeley Lake with scenic mountain views. Swimming and bird watching are popular activities at the park. There are picnic tables and pit toilets available. Note: the day-use is open all year but the snow is not plowed during the winter season.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

There are pit toilets located throughout the campground and day-use area.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Seeley Lake Park offers a vehicle accessible campground with 20 campsites. The shaded campsites are moderate and small sized. There is one pull through site and 4 tent pads. This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are not accepted.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $16.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $8.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.