Croteau Lake Group Campsite (Walk in only)

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Area C (Puntledge/Black Creek), British Columbia

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Croteau Lake is a group campsite is located in Strathcona Provincial Park. Its the first backcountry group site to accept reservations, and features a cool, brand new yurt that is the first of its kind in Canada. This makes it a perfect space for school groups, family reunions, retreats, and outdoor education initiatives. The new Croteau Lake site is remote hike-in only, located approximately one and a half hours from the Forbidden Plateau trailhead. You can access the trailhead from Mount Washington Ski Resorts Nordic road. During summer months, dont forget to stop by the Strathcona Wilderness Institute hut at the trailhead. They run interpretive walks, sell maps, and answer questions about the unique ecology of the Forbidden Plateau. The Croteau Lake campsite location is built on the original site of legendary local Eugene Croteaus guest lodge, which was erected in the 1930s. The area was famous for drawing thousands of guests who wanted to explore Strathcona by horseback, and appreciated Croteaus laidback mountainside hospitality. During the building of this new group site in October of 2017, the crew of three builders set up their tent on the exact foundation of the first cabin! At the new site, youll find 12 tent pads, a large yurt, composting toilet facilities, bear caches, and a small dock to access water. It can accommodate up to 25 people and can be booked from June 15-September.

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Lat: 49.700355 Lng: -125.324875

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An amazingly beautiful camp site, a bit of a hike in, but it is worth it.No running water and you must take all waste with you. Great for large groups wanting privacy

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