Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park is a small park on the shore of Prudhomme Lake that features RV campsites within a forested setting. Located 16 km (10 miles) east of Prince Rupert, along Highway 16, British Columbia, this provincial park is only a short distance from Prince Rupert and is easy to access by RVs and trailers.
There are a number of recreational opportunities available at Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park, including boating and canoeing on Prudhomme Lake, fishing for rainbow trout, steelhead and salmon; swimming, pet walking, and photography. At the nearby Diana Lake Provincial Park, RV campers can enjoy a variety of day-use activities, as well as hiking and wildlife viewing.
At Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park, there are 24 RV campsites available both by reservation and on first-come first-served basis. Basic amenities such as pit toilets, water pump, garbage station, firewood and campfire rings are available in the park.
Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park, established in 1964, lies within asserted traditional territory of the Allied Tsimshian Tribes.
Locating and accessing Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park is quite straightforward because the park is located 16 km (10 miles) east of Prince Rupert, along Highway 16. Hence, the park is a simple drive-in park for RVs and trailers, as well as other motorized vehicles. Within the park itself, there is local road that offers access to the various campsites. There are no driving restrictions within Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park.
There are no designated parking areas in Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park for RVs, trailers, and cars. However, there is room available for campers to park their RVs and trailers at their respective campsites in the park. Even more, overnight parking is available.
There are no direct public transportation services to Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park.
Prudhomme Lake Campground consists of 24 pet-friendly campsites that are available for RVs, trailers, and tents. One campsite in the campground is wheelchair accessible, and no campsite is equipped with RV hookup options. However, campfire rings are available at each campsite and a pit toilet is also available.
RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m), however, if you have a larger rig, you should call the park ahead to find out if there is space available. The surrounding coniferous forest in the campground provides shade for most of the campsites.
10 campsites in the campground are reservable, while 14 campsites are available on first-come first-served basis only.
At Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park, RV campers with their boats and canoes can enjoy paddling on Prudhomme Lake. Kayaking opportunities are also available at the park for kayakers of all skill levels. Although there are no boat or canoe rental facilities at the park, there is a boat launch available nearby.
The lakes and creeks around Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park feature various species of pacific salmon, Dolly Varden, and steelhead. As a result, RV campers that enjoy angling have their hands full with fishing within and around the park areas. In August and September in particular, salmon spawning takes place in Diana Creek, adjacent to Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park.
Just 1 km (0.6 miles) southwest of Prudhomme Lake, RV campers can enjoy the view of black-tailed deer which is commonly seen in the Diana Creek Falls area. Vacationers at the park, therefore, take casual walks to the area to view this wildlife and take pictures. Just remember not to get too close - no matter how cute the animals may be!
Opportunities to swim are available at Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park, even though there are no designated swimming areas in Prudhomme Lake. There are swimming opportunities at Diana Lake Provincial Park which is adjacent to Prudhomme Lake Provincial. No lifeguards are on duty at the parks; hence, RV campers are advised to exercise caution when swimming.
No designated hiking trails are available at Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park. However, there is an interesting nature trail at Diana Lake Provincial Park, open to RV campers to hike on. The nature trail winds through the resplendent coastal rainforest in the area. Within Prudhomme Lake, you'll also find plenty of unofficial trails and areas for you to explore, so have no fear about getting enough miles under your feet.
Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park is a pet-friendly park where you can go on refreshing strolls with your pets along the road in the park. You’ll be responsible for keeping your pets on leash and also cleaning up after them. Please note that the backcountry areas in the park are not suitable for pets due to wildlife issues common in those areas.