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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Park Contact This park proudly operated by:
R.L.C. Enterprize Ltd.
E-mail address: office@rlcparks.ca
Phone: (250) 474-1336

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Taylor Arm Provincial Park

About This Park

Taylor Arm Provincial ParkThe main purpose of Taylor Arm Provincial Park is to provide group camping facilities close to the shores of Sproat Lake. The six group campsites at this park are located across the highway from the lake, connected via a trail that leads through a highway underpass.

This pleasantly wooded park has undeveloped beaches and two day-use areas – one on the shores of Sproat Lake at the end of the trail from the campground and the other at Camp 10, located ½ km west of the group campground parking lot down Hwy #4. A short trail from the Camp 10 parking lot also leads to the lake.

Park Size: 71 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.)
April 15 – October 15
(Gate is closed during the off-season)
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: April 15 – October 15
Campground Reservable Dates: for group campsites only Reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance of your arrival date.
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: Approximately 50 in a group site setting.
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
See Group Camping
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.

Reservations

There are no campsites in this park, with the exception of group campsites.  Group campsite reservations are available in this park through Discover Camping for for dates starting April 15 to October 14.

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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. Taylor Arm Provincial Park is located 23 km northwest of Port Alberni on central Vancouver Island. The park is situated on Hwy #4, approximately 10 km past Sproat Lake Provincial 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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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Approved Master Plan [PDF 956.07KB] for Fossli, Taylor Arm and Sproat Lake Provincial Parks is available online in pdf format.
    DISCLAIMER:
    This is NOT the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Paddling opportunities exist at this park, but visitors will have to walk down the trail to the lake (approximately 10 minutes) with their vessels. Camp 10 is the best location to set in canoes and kayaks.
Cycling

Cycling

Cycling is permitted on roadways only. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

There are opportunities for lake fishing at this park. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations and is subject to closures. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

There are two access trails to Sproat Lake – one at the group campground and one at Camp 10. Both trails take approximately 10 minutes. The group campsite access trail goes under a highway bridge. 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 and under control at all times. 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

Swimming opportunities exist in Sproat Lake, which can be accessed by trails from either the Camp 10 day-use area or the group campground. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

While fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. Campfire rings are provided at each group campsite. Firewood can be purchased from the Park Facility Operator. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. 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. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

A fresh water hand pump is located at the group campground. Water is shut off during the off-season.
View the Annual Drinking Water System Report [pdf]: Taylor Arm Handpump
Group Camping

Group Camping

There are 3 group campsites at this park, all of which are vehicle accessible and located across the highway from Sproat Lake. A trail to the lake and beach leads through a highway underpass and takes approximately 10 minutes. These group sites are reservable. Click here for reservation information. The park is open all year, and fees are collected from April 1 to October 15. During the off-season, campers must be self-sufficient.

Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum.

Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $20.00/group site/night, plus $4/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15).

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has two day-use/picnic areas, one accessible via a highway underpass from the parking lot. Facilities here are limited to a pit toilet. The other day-use area is at Camp 10, located km west of the group campground parking lot down Hwy #4. Camp 10 has a small parking lot and a pit toilet. A short trail leads from the Camp 10 parking lot to Sproat Lake.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park has pit toilets at the two day-use areas and campground.
Winter Camping

Winter Camping

There are 3 group campsites at this park, all of which are vehicle accessible and located across the highway from Sproat Lake. A trail to the lake and beach leads through a highway underpass and takes approximately 10 minutes. These group sites are reservable. Click here for reservation information. The park is open all year, and fees are collected from April 1 to October 15. During the off-season, campers must be self-sufficient.

Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum.

Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $20.00/group site/night, plus $4/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15).