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Rolley Lake Regional Park

Rolley Lake Provincial Park

Located close to Golden Ears Provincial Park near the town of Mission in the Fraser Valley, Rolley Lake is one of the region’s best places for camping.

To learn more about Rolley Lake, continue reading. For information about other provincial parks and campgrounds, click Camping in the Lower Mainland.


PARK STATUS AND COVID-19

The campground at the park closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, although since June 1st it is open again. The park itself reopened to the public for day-use as of May 14th, 2020, after being closed for a number of weeks.

To learn more about the status of the park see the Rolley Park website. For details about other provincial parks in BC, and to see if they are open, see the BC Parks website.


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Rolley Lake in Mission

The campground at Rolley Lake offers hot showers and flush toilets, hiking trails and a nice sandy beach. It’s a good lake for canoeing and kayaking, but there are no rentals available so you’ll have to bring your own boat. However, only non-motorized water sports are allowed at the lake.

In the summer the beach at Rolley Lake is great for little kids because it’s shallow and generally calm. There is also a nice walking path around the lake, which is also good for young children, assuming they like walks.

Walking Around Rolley Lake
The Boardwalk at Rolley Lake

Tips and Advice

Below are some tips and extra bits of information to help you make the most out of your visit to the area.

TIP #1: Rolley Lake is popular for camping in the summer. If you want to camp overnight on a weekend, you may have to reserve a couple of months in advance, especially if you want to go on a long weekend.

TIP #2: This park is especially good for young families. The beach has a large grassy area and sand. The trail that goes around the lake is also fairly level, pretty and takes less than an hour to go around.

TIP #3: Although fairly flat, the trail around the lake has a few slight ups and downs, but also lots of tree roots in places. As a result, it’s not suitable for people in wheelchairs.

TIP #4: Close to Rolley Lake is BC Hydro’s Stave Falls Powerhouse, which has an interesting visitor’s centre (which makes for an excellent place to go on a rainy day while camping).

Stave Falls Powerhouse
Stave Falls Powerhouse in Mission

Other Information

See the Rolley Lake Provincial Park website for further information and to make campsite reservations.

Click Rolley Lake Map for a map of the park.

To learn more about the area see our articles about Mission and the Fraser Valley.

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