Horne Lake Regional Park General Information

Horne Lake Regional Park General Information

Hours of Operation and Permitted Users

The Park is open year-round to the public, including cyclists and equestrians.

High Camping Season (April 1 - October 15), Park gates open at 7am and close at 10pm. The park is open from dawn to dusk for the remainder of the year.

No ATVs, recreational motorbikes, personal watercraft (e.g. seadoo/jetski) or guns are allowed in the Park.

A Park Use Permit is required for special use of the Park. Special uses include but are not limited to events, commercial recreation, filming and research.

Horne Lake Regional Park is governed by RDN Park Use Regulation Bylaws 1399 and 1399.01.

Parking

All vehicles must always be parked in designated parking areas or campsites. No parking on any campground lanes, park roads or near the boat launch. The Park speed limit is 10km/ hour.

Campfires and BBQs

Campfires are permitted in campsite fire rings only. Fire rings must remain in place. Protect picnic tables by placing barbeques on the ground or placing aluminum foil under your camp stove or hibachi. Do not leave your campfire unattended. It is a serious offence to do so.

Firewood

Firewood can be purchased from the Park Operator for $8.00 per bundle or 3 bundles for $20.00, or you can bring your own. Use firewood sparingly; small fires save trees. To preserve vegetation and ground cover please do not gather branches or twigs from the park. Check here to see if a campfire ban is in place.

Water

Potable water is only available from a tap beside the Registration Office / Store in North Park. Tap is closed from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. No washing in lake or around standpipe or hand pump. NO RV water fill up facilities are available.

Water from the handpump in South Park is not potable and should not be used for drinking or cooking.

Toilets

Outhouses are located within a short walk of the day use area, all campsites, and group sites. There is no Sani Dump Station at the park.

Alcohol / Cannabis

Alcohol / cannabis consumption by persons of legal age is permitted in registered campsites only. Be considerate of your neighbours. Disturbances could result in an eviction.

Boating

Car-top vessels may be carried, not dragged, to and from the waterfront.

Boaters must launch and remove their vessel from the designated boat launch. A $6.00 (+GST) Boat Launch Ticket must be purchased from the Park Office before launching. No person shall bring in, park, operate, launch or run ashore a personal watercraft (seadoo/jet-ski). (Bylaw No.1399 5.7(c)).

Pets

Pets must always be leashed and under control, including in individual campsites. Leashes not to exceed 2m in length. No electric dog restraints are permitted in lieu of a leash. Please be responsible for your pets behaviour and properly dispose of their waste.

Swimming

No lifeguard service provided. Recommended swimming areas may be marked by buoys during summer season. All swimmers be advised that the lake bottom drops off precipitously close to shore and all children should be kept within arm's reach.

Caution: Swimmer's Itch may be present during summer. To lower your chance of getting swimmers itch try applying waterproof sunscreen prior to swimming; rinse and/or towel-off vigorously immediately upon exiting water; and, if you are a strong swimmer, skip the shallows and swim in deeper water.

Trees

The trees are a part of what makes this place beautiful. Please refrain from damaging them by placing nails, screws. Axes etc. in them. It is an offence to do so. Do not gather branches or twigs from the park.

Payment

Visa, Mastercard, Travellers Cheques, cash and Quality Foods' Rec Bucks are all accepted at the Park. U.S. dollars accepted at par. GST must be added to all Park fees. Park users who have not paid a required fee will be charged double the regular rate.