Levette Lake is a spectacular lake with a beautiful backdrop of Tantalus Range. A full second-growth forest surrounds the lake, which makes it more serene and beautiful. It is a perfect getaway spot for day use, picnic, swimming, paddle boarding, and camping in the backcountry of Squamish.
Note: There are some private homes around the Levette Lake. Visitors are required to stay on the provincial recreation site area only.
The lake is in the Paradise Valley area, which is north of Squamish, BC. Levette Lake is accessible by a rough road (4×4 / 4WD only) or hiking.
How to get there
Levette Lake is approximately 20.3 km from the Squamish, BC (intersection of Highway 99 and Cleveland Ave). Continue driving on Highway 99 North for 9.5 km after crossing the intersection of Highway 99 and Cleveland Ave.
Turn left on Squamish Valley Road (Opposite the Alice Lake Provincial Park). Continue driving on Squamish Valley Road for approx 3.5 km, and after crossing the bridge stay on right towards Paradise Valley.
Continue driving on Paradise Valley Road for 2.3 km and turn left on Levette Lake Forest Service Road (signs for Evans Lake).
Slide the above image for driving map from the turnoff from Paradise Valley Road, and comparatively the Y junction at the entrance of Evans Lake.
The first section of the road (approx 1.2 km) ascends on a winding and partly paved lane. The first section of the road is in good condition for 2wd vehicles.
After the first section of the road, you will arrive at a fork. On the left, there is a gate for Evans Lake, and signs for Levette Lake on the right. On the right, there is a small space to park your vehicle if you are interested in hiking to the lake.
Continue to stay on Levette Lake Forest Service Road for approximately 3.3 km. This stretch of the road is rough and has loose rocks, so 4×4 vehicles recommended.
Enjoy your drive till you reach the parking area for Levette Lake. There is a small parking area for visitors.
There are limited camping spots, but this campground offers beautiful campsites in a quiet and serene environment. The only downside is that the campsites are not along the shore of the lake. However, each campsite offers some privacy and partial views of the lake.
The overnight fee is $13 per night, per vehicle or group of 6 people per site.
Note: There is no garbage pick up service in the campground. Visitors are required to take all garbage out with them.
Caution: This is a wilderness area Campground, Bears might be present. Keep all food in a cache.
Levette Lake in Winter
We went to the lake around first week of March this year, and the winter views were spectacular.
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