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BC Forest Recreation Sites provide a rustic camping experience. Tenting only.

Generally located in remote areas and accessed by gravel forestry roads, recreation sites provide basic facilities, such as fire-rings, picnic tables, outhouses, and, where appropriate, boat-launching ramps. Potable water and electricity are not provided.

Always let people know where you are going in case there is vehicle problems or other issues. Cell phone reception is limited or doesn't exist. 4WD vehicles recommended. These sites aren't always well signed.

  1. Hartley Lake - 16km NE of Fernie
    • A small, open site which can be accessed from Fernie or the Bull River FSR. The site was built in conjunction with the Fernie Rod and Gun Club.
    • From Fernie, it's approx. 16km. Head east on Highway 3, after about 7km turn left onto Dicken Road, then in less than 1 km turn right onto Hartley Lake Road. Hartley Lake Road is a gravel forestry road and is good for 2WD vehicles.  Continue on Hartley for approx. 8km, it will be on your left.
    • Lat: 49.610343  Long: -115.054259
  2. Sulphur Creek - 28km NE of Fernie
    • A small, open site on Sulphur Creek. Cold mineral springs are a short drive to the east.
    • This is further past Hartley Lake. From Fernie, it's approx. 28km. Head east on Highway 3, after about 7km turn left onto Dicken Road, then in less than 1 km turn right onto Hartley Lake Road. Hartley Lake Road is a gravel forestry road and is good for 2WD vehicles.  Continue on Hartley for approx. 8km, it will turn into Irving Road continue for 2.5km, then the road turns into Sulpher Creek Road, continue for 9km. Sulphur Creek will be on your left.
    • Lat: 49.680853  Long: -115.150850
  3. Tie Lake - 54km west of Fernie
    • A medium partially treed site along the lakeshore at the south-east end of Tie Lake. Popular for water-related summer activities.
    • From Fernie head west on Highway 3 for approx. 50km to the town of Jaffray, turn right onto Tie Lake Road and continue for approx. 4km, turn right to stay on Tie Lake Road, destination will be on your left.
    • Some fees may exist
    • Lat: 49.410873  Long: -115.302045
  4. North Star Lake - 54km SW of Fernie
    • A medium-sized, heavily treed site on North Star Lake. Suitable for canoes and car-top boats.
    • From Fernie head west on Highway 3 for approx. 33km. Pass the small town of Elko, continue on Hwy 3 for 3km then turn left on Kikomun Newgate Rd/Teepee Creek Rd. Continue for approx. 7km and turn right on Jaffray Baynes Lake Rd. Continue for approx. 11km then turn right on North Star Lake Road.
    • Lat: 49.345271  Long: -115.268211
  5. Suzanne Lake - 47km SW of Fernie
    • A small, heavily treed site on Suzanne Lake. Suitable for launching car-top boats and canoes.
    • From Fernie head west on Highway 3 for approx. 33km. Pass the small town of Elko, continue on Hwy 3 for 3km then turn left on Kikomun Newgate Rd/Teepee Creek Rd. Continue for approx. 5.7km (if you've come to Jaffray Baynes Lake Rd. you've gone too far), turn right and continue for 2.8km, turn left and continue for 4.3km, turn left again and continue for 0.8km, destination will be on your right.
    • Some fees may exist
    • Lat: 49.320227  Long: -115.245252
  6. Loon Lake - 59km SW of Fernie
    • A large partially treed site on the south and west sides of Loon Lake. Busy in the summer. Electric motors only.
    • From Fernie head west on Highway 3 for approx. 31km. Passing the small town of Elko, at the highway junction turn left on Hwy 93 towards Roosville/US border.  Continue on Hwy 93 south for approx. 25km. Turn right on Grasmere Dorr Road, continue 0.5km then turn right on Elko-Grasmere Road/Loon Lake Road, continue 1.1km, then turn left and continue for 1km, then turn right and continue for 0.6km, destination will be on your right.
    • Some fees may exist
    • Lat: 49.114936  Long: -115.111579

 For more on BC Rec Sites visit: http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/

 

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