Surrounding Rolley Lake and featuring a predominantly flat terrain, Rolley Lake Provincial Park is the ideal getaway for RV campers. Located 23 km (14 miles) northwest of Mission, off Highway 7, BC, this small provincial park sits in a wilderness area that features tall, second-growth conifers.
At Rolley Lake Provincial Park, unique recreational opportunities are available. You can enjoy the view of the beautiful wildlife and resplendent flora in the park, hike on two scenic trails, bike on the roads in the park, canoe and kayak on the lake, fish for coastal cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, swim in the lake, enjoy picnics, take photographs, and walk with your pet(s).
Rolley Lake Provincial Park features 64 RV campsites that are well shaded by the trees in the park, and are available by reservations and on first-come first-served basis. Amenities and facilities at the park include water taps, pit/flush toilets, restrooms with showers, and a playground. Conveniently, you'll also find firewood, a trailer dump station, a telephone, an amphitheater, and an Information Center. A waterfall is available at the northern part of the park.
The park, established in 1961, was named after newlyweds that first lived on the shores of the lake in 1888 for a decade. This Sto:lo of the Coast Salish Nation also frequented the area before any European settlement began.
RV Rentals in Rolley Lake Provincial Park
Transportation in Rolley Lake Provincial Park
Located 23 km (14 miles) northwest of Mission, Rolley Lake Provincial Park is accessible by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles via a network of roads off Highway 7. You’ll find that driving within the park is easy as there are local paved roads that connect the campsites and places of interest in the park. There are no driving restrictions within the park.
There is a large parking area for RVs, trailers, and cars at Rolley Lake Provincial Park, as well as parking spaces for rigs at the respective campsites in the park. Consequently, RV campers can choose between using the parking lot and their campsite parking space. Moreover, overnight parking is available.
Bus line C49 has routes that pass near Rolley Lake Provincial Park.
Campgrounds and parking in Rolley Lake Provincial Park
Campsites in Rolley Lake Provincial Park
Rolley Lake Campground
At Rolley Lake Campground, there are 64 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. No electric RV hookups or other hookup options are available at the campground, however facilities and amenities such as water taps, pit/flush toilets, restrooms with showers, fire pits, picnic tables, playground, access to trailheads, and Information Center are available. An amphitheater is located near the campground.
RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m), however, if you have a larger RV, you can contact the park ahead to find out if there is space available.
62 campsites in the campground are available by reservation, while two campsites are available on first-come first-served basis.
Seasonal activities in Rolley Lake Provincial Park
Even though there are no rental facilities at the park, fascinating canoeing and kayaking opportunities are available at Rolley Lake Provincial Park. No boat launches are available either, but that does not prevent paddlers and kayakers from having a swell time on the lake. Please note that powerboats and other motorized craft are not allowed on the lake.
There are two hiking trails available for RV campers to enjoy short strolls on at Rolley Lake Provincial Park; Lakeside Loop Trail and Rolley Falls Trail. Choosing to hike on Lakeside Loop will take you all the way round Rolley Lake offering you the chance to view the lake in its entirety and catch glimpses of the park’s wildlife and beautiful trees along the way. Endeavor to obey the posted signs on the trails.
Besides hiking in the park, you can also ride bicycles on the roadways in the park. The use of bicycle helmets is mandatory.
Flora and Fauna
As Rolley Lake Provincial Park sits within the wet subzone of the Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone, you’ll be greeted by vegetation such as Douglas fir, western redcedar, western hemlock, and Pacific silver fir when you visit the park. Also, at the western end of the lake are resplendent flora including aquatic vegetation, eutrophic fen with sedges, and coarse grasses.
Besides, there are various wildlife in the park such as blacktail deer, Douglas squirrel, and pileated woodpecker, which you’ll see when you use the wooden boardwalk at the southwestern end of the lake.
There are provisions for RV campers at Rolley Lake Provincial Park to enjoy picnics at the picnic area in the park. The area is equipped with picnic tables, barbeque stands, and picnic tables, and you can come along with briquettes and barbeques. The view of Rolley Lake that you will enjoy as you have lunch at the park is an extra incentive.
There is a sandy beach in Rolley Lake Provincial Park and a designated swimming area where RV campers often take a dip in Rolley Lake to enjoy swimming. The swimming area is found at the day use area in the park and no lifeguards are available at the beach. Hence, all swimmers are advised to exercise caution in the lake.
Are you an angler or fishing enthusiast? Then you’ll enjoy the opportunity to catch coastal cutthroat trout and rainbow trout in Rolley Lake, because the lake is stocked with both fish species. You will need to possess an appropriate fishing license to enjoy such activity in the park though.