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 Jan 18th 2018

Fun Stuff to do in Sasquatch Provincial Park

Sasquatch Provincial Park is a beautiful getaway in the heart of Fraser Valley. You can enjoy camping, paddling, and fishing in any of the park’s three lakes: Trout Lake, Hicks Lake and Deer Lake. Here are some fun activities available at Sasquatch Provincial Park.

See the Wildlife

Sasquatch Park supports a large variety of wildlife including beavers, mountain goats, woodpeckers, warblers, and vireos. Many rare species have been seen in the park, including bald eagles, tailed frogs, and black petaltail dragonflies. The lakes and streams in the park are full of fish with over ten species of fish from the sturgeon, smelt, salmon, catfish, and stickleback families. For anglers, all three lakes are stocked with rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and brook char.

Keep an eye out for the park’s namesake Sasquatches as well. Sasquatches (aka Bigfoots) are large hairy human-like creatures said to live in the forests of Canada. They have notoriously large feet and footprints. Bring a camera, because a Sasquatch photo will sell for big bucks.

Hiking & Biking

Sasquatch Provincial Park has two easy hiking trails and one free-roaming trail. The Hicks Lake Trail is roughly 4 km estimated at 1.5 hours. The Deer Lake Trail is around 2 km. The Beaver Pond free-roaming trail is a fun 500 loop. Departing from the entry gate to Bench Campground, hikers can also enjoy a 6 km hike along an old forestry road to Moss Lake.

Swimming, canoeing, and windsurfing

Swimming and boating areas are available throughout the park. Look for buoys that mark off safe swimming and boating zones. Deer and Hicks Lake are nice and warm during summer months, but Harrison Lake can be cool. Hicks Lake and Deer Lake both have sand beaches, while Harrison Lake is rocky. Canoeing and boating services are available during busy seasons.

Camping

Only a 10-minute drive north of Harrison Hot Springs, Sasquatch Provincial Park provides two main campgrounds and one overflow campground. All of them provide drinkable water and toilets.

– Lakeside (Deer Lake) Campground has 42 sites, a playground, boat ramps and docks. It’s open year-round with services available from the end of March through mid-October.

– Hicks Lake Campground has 72 sites, 1 group campsite, an amphitheater, and boat ramps. It’s open from the end of March through mid-October

– Bench Campground is an overflow site if the other campgrounds become too bus. It features 62 sites and is open early April through mid-October for overflow purposes only.




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