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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Park Contact For information concerning the Vehicle Accessible Campground:
Kootenay Forest Resources
E-mail: ekparks@telus.net
Phone: (250) 776-7000

Stone Mountain Provincial Park

About This Park

Stone Mountain Park 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.

Park Size: 25,690 hectares

Special Notes:
  • 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.
Stay Safe:
  • 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.
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 – September 15
(gate is closed when snow falls)
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 1 – September 6
Campground Reservable Dates: Not applicable
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 28
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. Located at kilometre 595 of the Alaska Highway, roughly 140 kilometres west of Fort Nelson.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
  • Park Map [PDF 135KB updated June 2008]
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Nature and Culture

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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Summit Lake provides an opportunity for peaceful canoe and kayak trips.
Cycling

Cycling

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

Fishing

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.
Hiking

Hiking

Click here for Trail Information. 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.

Here is a link to view a non-government website that shows information on hiking excursions offered by private companies.
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

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.
Hunting

Hunting

The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting and Trapping Regulation 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 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.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are wildlife viewing opportunities in the park.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

There are winter recreation opportunities in the park.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There is a single boat launch that is rocky and not well maintained.
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

Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has pit toilets - no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

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.
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.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.