Welcome to Valens Lake Conservation Area, a 300-hectare mecca for campers, anglers and outdoor lovers.
Boat rentals are available for rent.
Valens Lake is a family campground and therefore has a complete alcohol ban year-round. Nestled within the splendid pine and spruce forest Valens Lake has over 225 campsites -- 125 sites with hydro and water. An additional 8 sites are available for group camping. The campground is open for camping in any season.
Serviced sites are $40.00 plus tax per night and unserviced are $35.00 plus tax. For a specific campsite that is reserved, confirmed, and held in advance of arrival, reservation fee is non-refundable, per transaction. No shows also pay first night camping cost. Campsite Reservation fee is $11.00, cost to change reservation is $6.50.
Come enjoy some camping in the peace and quiet of the winter season (and without the bugs!). Sites are cleared and washrooms are heated. Reservations are accepted only by phone during office hours, beginning on November 1, 2012. Winter camping operates from January 1 to April 30**. *Subject to change. For more information please click here.
Take on the northern pike, largemouth bass and panfish lurking beneath the surface of the lake. You can fish from boats, from the fishing bridge, and from piers located around the lake. And be sure not to miss the popular John Burns Memorial Fishing Derby, which takes place on the second Saturday in July. Dozens of great prizes are up for grabs in both junior and adult categories making this day popular with both serious anglers and families.
There are over 1,000 picnic tables scattered throughout the scenic landscape to accommodate any size group (please call ahead if you have a large group). We have three pavilions - one of which is enclosed for all-weather use - and three group areas. Barbeques and volleyball nets are available by request.
Please note that Valens Lake's swimming area is no longer chlorinated. Click here for more information.
Any summer day, swimmers and sunbathers can enjoy the sandy beach, and natural swimming area. Please note that our natural swimming area is not supervised and do not have lifeguards on duty. Enjoy the Beach store, featuring pre-packaged snacks and cool treats to add that special something to your picnic lunch.
With its 10 kilometres of trails and 300-metre wetland boardwalk. Visitors can also climb the observation tower, offering a stunning view of the surrounding forests and lake. While beautiful any time of year, autumn has become a popular viewing season due to the migrating waterfowl and colour changes in the area landscape.
Explore the 10-kilometers of trails, groomed for cross-country skiing (when conditions permit) or by foot. Track Valens Lake' animal residents in the snow or just enjoy the beauty of the area in winter.