Lizard Lake is
located 18 km northeast of Port
Renfrew on the Harris Creek Main logging road, approximately 110
km from Victoria on southern Vancouver Island.
Lake, Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island
Access to Lizard
Lake from Port Renfrew is via Harris Creek Main logging road to
is filled with newts (salamanders), hence the origin of its name.
Nearby Fairy Lake, however, is not filled with fairies!
If you sit quietly
on the swimming dock, and wait long enough, you may be fortunate
enough to see one of these cute little newts swimming to the surface
to swallow a morsel before turning and disappearing into the depths
below. As salamanders are dependent on the pristine waters of the
lake, and sensitive to any form of pollution, please help these
precious little fellows by not polluting the lake and surrounding
forest in any way.
Dock at Lizard Lake, Port Renfrew
April to June, October
Cartop Boat Launch and Recreation Campsite (Recreation Sites and
Trails BC). The treed 28-site campground is seperated from the day-use
area, and there is a smaller, separate walk-in area with 4 tent
Lake: Fairy Lake
Park: Juan De Fuca Provincial Park
Info: Fishing restrictions apply. Electric motors only.
One of two freshwater
lakes in the Port Renfrew area, Lizard Lake is very popular for swimming
and picnicking in summer. A wooden fishing and swimming dock is provided
for public use at Lizard Lake.
Trail at Lizard Lake, Port Renfrew
nature trail loops around Lizard Lake, winding through the forest
of cedar and fir trees surrounding the lake. The area features numerous
hiking and mountain bike trails.
From Port Renfrew,
take the Pacific Marine Circle route north toward Lake Cowichan.
At about 16.5km, follow the left fork for another 500 meters. Lizard
Lake is located on the right.