Located just east of Prince George, Purden Lake Provincial Park hosts the usual variety of water-related activities – swimming, fishing, canoeing, boating, as well as boasting a campground for overnighting.
Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Purden Lake is a popular getaway for residents and visitors alike, but there are usually a few spaces open for latecomers on all but the busiest of weekends. The majority of people who come to Purden, though, come to kick back, relax, and get out on the water, in a canoe, kayak, or boat, where tremendous views open up towards the Rocky Mountains. A concrete boat launch, complete with parking allows easy access to productive angling for rainbow trout and burbot. For boaters and water-skiers, a separate beach has been developed adjacent to the sandy swimming area.
Purden Lake Province Park provides 78 campsites, facilities include pit toilets and sani-station, which is operational during the summer months. Additionally there are facilities that are available for those with disabilities. The park is open from May to September 30th – after that the park is closed due to snow. A large beach-side day use area features 48 picnic tables and a log picnic shelter complete with a wood stove.
Purden Lake Provincial Park is located 40 miles (64 km) east of Prince George on the Yellowhead Highway 16.
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