Pitt Lake, is a 24 km. (14.8 mi.) long lake that is surrounded by
rugged terrain making only the south end accessible by road. The
lake is not far from Vancouver, BC, only 16 km. (9.9 mi.) north
of Haney town centre in Maple Ridge.
paved 208th Street will take you to the Grant Narrows Regional Park
at the southern end. Camping, boating, fishing, water sports and
hiking are just a few of the activities that can be enjoyed in the
Pitt Lake area.
There are a few remote natural campsites on Pitt Lake. Full accommodations,
facilities and services are available in Maple Ridge. Boat launch
area and canoe rentals are available at the lake. There are a number
of marked trails on the dikes in the southern marshy areas for the
hardy hiker. This is an excellent bird watching area. Bird watching
towers can be found along the dikes.
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Report: Good year round fishing is available at this
easily accessible lake. Sudden winds and debris necessitate care
when boating. Because Pitt lake is linked with a number of waterways,
there are a multitude of fish species inhabiting this large lake.
The best bets for Dolly Varden and trout are in the deeper bays,
larger stream estuaries and deep cliff areas. There are reports
of Rainbow of up to 5 lbs. A good nautical chart is a necessity
because of the number of shallow areas.
sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
A nature lover's haven Pitt Lake has over 50 km. (31 mi.) of rugged
shoreline to explore. The southern end of the lake, north of Siwash
Island is part of the Widgeon Valley Natural Wildlife Reserve, a
nesting area for marsh birds. However if you are going to explore
the main lake, a good sized boat is required because of sudden winds
and its immense size.
The vast shoreline is a contrast between steep shorelines with tumbling
streams interspersed with secret coves and islands, often with sandy
beaches for swimming or fishing. If you stop for a picnic or a hike,
be aware that his area is still wilderness and home to bears and
cougars. There a few seasonal homes and private coves along the
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.