To learn more about Rolley Lake, continue reading. For information about other provincial parks and campgrounds, click Camping in the Lower Mainland.
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. Something to keep in mind is that 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. That is, of course, assuming they like walks.
Rolley Lake Video
To give you an idea of what to expect at the park, check out the following video. It shows scenes of the beach and walking trails.
The video begins at the beach which as you can see has a large grassy area as well as sand by the water. It’s not a huge lake. It’s not so small though either.
After the beach the video shows the walking trails on the west side of the lake. As you can see there are open areas on the trail as well as quite a bit through the forest. The trees are mostly coniferous, or evergreens. This means that they don’t lose their leaves and the area looks green throughout the winter.
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 is sandy. 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, and 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 (and 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.
Other articles you might be interested in include the following:
- Lower Mainland Places in Nature
- Campgrounds Near Vancouver
- Vancouver on a Budget
- Lower Mainland Hiking Trails