The 1,217 hectare Sasquatch Provincial Park is located just south of Hope, British Columbia, Canada on the eastern shores of Harrison Lake and kitty-corner from the Harrison Hot Springs.
The park was established in 1968 and is best known for its lakes, water sport activities and campground adventures.
There are four lakes attached to the Sasquatch Provincial Park. Harrison Lake is the largest lake and is located on the west side of the park. Hicks Lake is the second biggest lake and the central base in the park. The other two smaller lakes include Deer and Trout Lake.
Harrison Lake includes the largest day use picnic area in the park, a cement boat launch, parking lot, washrooms, a rocky beach and grass lawns.
Some of the activities enjoyed on Harrison Lake include swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, picnicking, sunbathing and wind surfing. Motorized boats are permitted on Harrison Lake. There is also an off-leash dog area near the boat launch area.
Just a short walk from Harrison Lake is Trout Lake which does not permit power boats. However Trout Lake is, by far, the quietest and most secluded lake in the park therefore an ideal location for fishing and birdwatching.
Hicks Lake located in the centre of the park includes a day use picnic area, grass lawns, outdoor amphitheater, a sandy beach, canoe and kayak rentals, pit toilets, campground, cement boat launch and hiking trails.
Some of the activities enjoyed on Hicks Lake include swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, boating and swimming. Hicks Lake has a 10 HP boating restriction. There is an off-leash dog area near the boat launch area.
There are two hiking trails at Hicks Lake. The shortest is the Beaver Pond Loop Trail which measures 500 metres and includes information signs. The Hicks Lake Loop Trail is the longer trail measuring 4 kilometres and it circles the lake connecting the campground with the amphitheater.
Deer Lake is where you will find a playground, campground, canoe and kayak rentals, a day use picnic area, sandy beach, pit toilets and a hiking trail. The Deer Lake Trail follows the south shore of the lake for 2 kilometres. It is a one-way trail. .
Deer Lake permits only electric motors for boating and fishing adventures. One can also kayak and canoe on the lake.
Fishing is one of the most popular activities in the park. The lakes and creeks in the park are said to be home to over 10 species of fish including sturgeon, trout, salmon and catfish.