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.
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.
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).
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.
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- Lower Mainland Places in Nature
- Campgrounds Near Vancouver
- Vancouver on a Budget
- Lower Mainland Hiking Trails