Stone Mountain Provincial Park, 25,691 hectares of mountain wilderness, introduces Alaska Highway travellers to spectacular landscapes and incredible wildlife viewing opportunities in the northern Rocky Mountains. For the more adventuresome, backcountry hiking routes lead to mountain valleys decorated with alpine meadows and lakes.
Established Date: June 26, 1957
Park Size: 25,690 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.)
May 1 – September 15
(gate is closed when snow falls)
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:
May 1 – September 15
Campground Reservable Dates:
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
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.
Know Before You Go
Hikers and campers should be prepared for all weather conditions in this changeable climate. Always carry first-aid equipment and extra clothing and food. Water sources in the backcountry may carry giardia or other parasites. Boil or filter all water when in the backcountry.
Special care must be taken in alpine and sub-alpine areas. These are among the most fragile because of the severe conditions and short growing season. Please walk carefully and tread lightly.
Camping fees are payable in cash only.
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.
Summit Lake provides an opportunity for peaceful canoe and kayak trips.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Anglers can try their luck for rainbow and lake trout and mountain whitefish at Summit Lake or for arctic grayling along MacDonald Creek. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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.
Stone Mountain Provincial Park offers opportunities for backcountry horseback riding. Riders should be experienced and prepared for wilderness travel, as there are no designated trails.
The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information. Here is a link to view a non-government website that shows information on hunting excursions offered by private companies:
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.
There are wildlife viewing opportunities in the park.
There are winter recreation opportunities in the park.
Facilities Available at this Park
There is a single boat launch that is rocky and not well maintained.
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.
Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park only has pit toilets - no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis at the Summit Lake area of the park. Campsite reservations are not accepted. Camping fees are payable in cash only.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $20.00 per party/night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.