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Duffey Lake
Duffey Lake Provincial Park is located approximately 37 km (23 miles) north-east of Mount Currie and 55 km (34 miles) south-west of Lillooet.

Coast Mountain Circle Tour
To get there, take Hwy 99, the Sea-to-Sky highway, from Vancouver through Squamish and Whistler, or from Cache Creek to Lillooet. Hwy 99 is part of the BC highway circle route of 700 km (438 miles), called the Coast Mountain Circle Tour. To view most of the tourist sites along the tour usually takes 3 to 4 days.

No Facilities
There are little to no facilities at Duffey Lake Provincial Park. The only evidence that you are actually in the park is a small sign and a small boat launch area situated at the north-east side of the lake, where Cayoosh Creek starts flowing towards Lillooet. There is no potable water, and there aren't any picnic tables or pit-toilets available here.

Boat Launch
The boat launch is probably the best spot to get a view of the lake and the mountains beyond. Be very cautious while entering or leaving the gravel parking lot; it is fairly small and rough, can be congested, and during the summer season, Hwy 99 can be hectic with traffic.

Accessing Duffey Lake
Kayaking and canoeing and, with the appropriate fishing licence, angling are possible at Duffey Lake. Besides the parking area near the boat launch, there are also a few wider pull-offs located on Hwy 99 where it is possible to pull over, relax, and view the lake and mountains in the background.

Outdoor Recreation
Other outdoor recreation found around Duffey Lake Provincial Park includes hiking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, and wildlife viewing. Mount Rohr, at 2,450 metres (8,038 feet) high, found towards the south-west side of the park, is very popular to explore. There is also nearby Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, located towards the south on Hwy 99, which has spectacular hiking and wilderness camping opportunities.

Wilderness Camping
There is no camping allowed at Duffey Lake. If you would like to stay overnight in the area, there are some free ones along Hwy 99 on Cayoosh Creek towards Lillooet. These are rustic forestry campgrounds with no facilities at all except for pit-toilets. If you are going farther towards Lillooet, past the Seton Lake lookout, look for the free BC Hydro Seton Dam Recreation site along Cayoosh Creek near the Power Canal. The BC Hydro is also a rustic campground, but serves as a good access point to the beach at Seton Lake and visiting nearby Lillooet, plus the operators are friendly and helpful.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around British Columbia, please remember this is bear country. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

 

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