White Lake Provincial Park
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Introduction

Sitting on the shore of the 65 sq. km. (25 sq. mile) White Lake, one of the largest lakes on the Lake Superior Circle Route, White Lake Provincial Park offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for RV campers, ranging from water recreation to pet recreation and nature observation. Located along Highway 17, north of Lake Superior, British Columbia, this 40 sq. km. (15 sq. mile) provincial park is a great place to enjoy family retreats and outdoor pursuits.

Featuring 187 campsites accessible by RVs and trailers, White Lake Provincial Park has camping amenities such as restrooms and showers, drinking water taps, and toilets. Other facilities that promote recreation in the park include a boat launch and docks, amphitheater, and playground, among others.

While at the park, you may choose to go for a swim at any of the two beaches, hike on one or all of the four available trails, or fish in any of the three available lakes. Boating and canoeing are other fun ways to stay active in the park. Interpretive programs featuring the natural/cultural heritage of the area are offered in the park too.

White Lake Provincial Park was established in 1963.

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Transportation in White Lake Provincial Park

Driving

White Lake Provincial Park is a simple drive-in park located along Highway 17, north of Lake Superior and west of White River, British Columbia. This park is easy to access by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles and features paved and unpaved roads that link the campgrounds and other sites of interest, thereby making it easy for RV campers to find their way around the park. There are no driving restrictions within the park.

Parking

Numerous options for parking vehicles and rigs are available at White Lake Provincial Park, seeing as the park has at least 12 designated parking areas. Eight of the parking lots are located within and around the three campgrounds. In addition to these, RV campers also have the option of parking their rigs at their respective campsites. Overnight parking is available for RV vacationers.

Public Transport

There are no direct public transportation services to White Lake Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in White Lake Provincial Park

Campsites in White Lake Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Moccasin Flower Campground

Moccasin Flower Campground in White Lake Provincial Park consists of 85 pet-friendly campsites that are available for RVs and tents. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft, however, if you have a larger rig, you should call the park ahead to find out if there is space available ahead of your visit.

Electric hookup options for RVs are available in 36 campsites in the campground, however amenities such as water taps, garbage stations, and pit/vault toilets are distributed around the campground. There are four parking lots available, as well as restroom with showers. A picnic area is located near the campground.

Only 18 campsites in the campground are available on first-come first-served basis. All others are by reservation.

Woodlily Campground

Woodlily Campground in White Lake Provincial Park features 66 pet-friendly campsites that are available for RVs and tents. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft, however, larger rigs may be accommodated if you contact the park ahead of your visit.

Electric hookup options for RVs are available in 24 campsites in the campground, however amenities such as water taps, garbage stations, and pit/vault toilets are distributed around the campground. There are two parking lots available, as well as a trailer dump station. From the campground, you can access one of the swimming beaches in the park.

36 campsites in the campground are available by reservation. All others are on first-come first-served basis.

First-come first-served

Sundew Campground

There are 36 pet-friendly campsites at Sundew Campground in White Lake Provincial Park and none of the campsites are equipped with RV hookups. All the campsites are vehicle-accessible and can accommodate RVs of up to 32 ft in length. Space may be available for larger rigs but campers have to contact the park ahead to make such inquiries.

The campground is equipped with water taps, garbage stations and pit/vault toilets. A parking lot is also available, and if you wish to swim, a swimming beach is located nearby.

22 campsites are available by reservation, while 14 are available on first-come first-served basis only.

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in White Lake Provincial Park

In-Season

Fishing

Very good fishing opportunities are available on White Lake and you should not miss out on the fun if you have an appropriate fishing license. You’ll be able to angle for fish species such as walleye, lake whitefish, northern pike, and yellow perch in White Lake. If you fish on Deer Lake, you will find a few walleye and northern pike stocked within the lake. Clearwater Lake, on the other hand, only occasionally features brook trout. By and large, the choice of where to fish in the park is yours.

Boating/Canoeing

The best way to explore the very large lake in the park is by motorboats. With a length of almost 20 km (12 miles), you will have a lot of ground to cover, be it in your large or small boats. Note that the use of power boats is not allowed on Clearwater Lake and Deer Lake.

If your preference is to paddle canoes in the park, then you can explore the marshes and bays of White Lake or set out on leisurely paddles on Deer and Clearwater Lakes. Canoe rentals are available in the park, so you’re covered whether you have your own vessel or not.

Hiking

Four hiking trails are available at White Lake Provincial Park for campers – Deer Lake Trail, Tiny Bog Trail, Clearwater Lake Trail, and Fitness Trail. In terms of hiking difficulty, all the trails are easy to hike, except for Tiny Bog Trail which is moderately difficult.

Campers who decide to hike the trails in the park will enjoy bird and wetland wildlife views, get the chance to see the sunset over Deer Lake, watch beavers at work, and enjoy workouts at designated fitness stations. You should get your hiking boots and set out on the trails to enjoy even more recreational opportunities.

Off-Season

Pet Recreation

White Lake Provincial Park is a pet-friendly park that features two pet exercise areas where you can bring your pets for a swim. The pet swimming areas are located at the boat launch and around Clearwater Lake, after the Tiny Bog trailhead. If you want to walk your pets off leash, you can do so along the park road that leads to Clearwater Lake. Anywhere else in the park, your pets have to be on a leash. Remember that you are to always clean up after your pet.

Swimming

Two swimming beaches are present in White Lake Provincial Park; the main swimming beach in the day-use area, and the second beach at Sundew Campground. The two beaches have designated swimming areas marked with buoys to guide swimmers and prevent them from wandering to the drop-off areas. The main beach’s water is warm and perfect for you and your family to swim in or engage in water sports. Note that no lifeguards are available at the beaches in the park.

Bird Viewing

The boreal forest within White Lake Provincial Park is home to a variety of birds, both in summer and spring. These birds are often seen nesting on the trees in the park, providing lovely sights and songs for RV campers. Bird lovers that visit the park in the summer are treated to sights of songbirds and eagles. Ducks, kingfishers and great blue herons are also popularly sighted in the park in summer. During spring, migrating birds such as thrushes, loons, shorebirds, and kestrels are seen in the park. Warblers are commonly found year-round.

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