Lizard Lake

Type: Maintained Forestry Site

Open: May 18 to September 15

Fees: $15 per party / night
There is a $2 premium on waterfront sites

Reservations: No

Toilets: Pit/Outhouse
Showers: No
Potable Water: No
Pets: Yes
Garbage: Pack it out
Fire Pit: Yes (Check for fire ban)
Hydro: No
Sanidump: No
Accessible: No
Description: A treed site beside a medium sized lake. The day-use area is separated from the main site and there is a smaller separate walk-in area with 4 tent pads. Two floats give access to canoeing opportunities and the beach is a great place to soak up the sun.

Things to Do: 

Beach - Relax on the beach at the lake. Port Renfrew also has a great sandy beach about 2 km long across the end of the port with lots of driftwood, crashing waves and no structures built.

Big Tree Viewing - Visit Avatar Grove, The San Juan Spruce, The Red Creek Fir, or the Harris Creek Spruce. Directions

Boating -  there is a primitive boat launch and small canoe dock.

Botanical Beach - At the west end of Juan de Fuca Park is Botanical Beach, one of the richest tidal areas along the west coast. Botanical Beach also has a unique shoreline framed by ridges of shale and quartz, which jut up through the black basalt to form huge tableaus. Botanical Beach is the western terminus for the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail and a popular day trip destination for visitors wishing to observe this sensitive and unique ecosystem. Wildlife viewing is best done at low tide (less than 1.2 m), when visitors can walk out across the flat sandstone and granite outcroppings to view tide pools filled with brightly coloured marine life.

Fishing - There are Cutthroat and sea run Dolly Varden in the lake. Nearby Port Renfrew offers world-class salt water fishing for salmon, halibut, crab, ling cod, red snapper, and a variety of bottom fish. Port Renfrew's fishing, in particular the nearby Swiftsure Bank, is considered by many to be BC's best kept secret. Learn more about salt water fishing opportunities in Port Renfrew at, including information on species, seasons, and locations.

Hiking - The is a short nature trail at the lake as well as numerous trails around Port Renfrew.

Surfing - San Juan Harbour, home to two surf breaks, both breaking at the rivermouths along the beaches to the north-west of town. When the big south-west swells arrive, these can deliver some excellent waves ... but a good wetsuit is required, year-round!

Swimming - You can swim in the lake, or head into Port Renfrew and swim from the beach at the end of San Juan Inlet.

Rules Rules

Operated by: Grand Getaway Property Management

Number of Sites: 28

Map: Site Map

Website: Sites and Trails BC

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