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.
Mountain Circle Tour
To get there, take Hwy 99, the Sea-to-Sky highway, from Vancouver
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hwy 99 Sea-to-Sky
Duffey Lake Provincial