July 22, 2018: Taylor Arm Provincial Park has re-opened
Taylor Arm Provincial Park is now open following a public safety closure of the park on July 21, 2018 due to a nearby wildfire. The wildfire has been contained and visitors to the park are once more welcome to access all areas of the park with the exception of Bookhout Route trail which remains closed to the public until further notice.
Park visitors with a reservation impacted by this closure should contact the Park Operator or call Discover Camping at 1-800-689-9025, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.
Any further updates for the park will be posted here.
About This Park
The 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.
Established Date: March 1, 1979 Park Size: 71 hectares
Approved Master Plan [PDF 956.07KB] for Fossli, Taylor Arm and Sproat Lake Provincial Parks is available online in pdf format.
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.
Activities Available at this Park
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 is permitted on roadways only. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
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.
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/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 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.
Facilities Available at this Park
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 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.
A fresh water hand pump is located at the group campground. Water is shut off during the off-season.
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. There is no camping in this park after October 15.
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 $20.00/group site/night,
plus $5/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15).
Children under 6 are free!
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 ½ 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
This park has pit toilets at the two day-use areas and campground.