Rolley Lake and Falls

Mission, British Columbia V4S 1C5

Rolley Lake and Falls

Rolley Lake and Falls Professional Review and Guide

"If you are looking for a destination for a country spin, one close to picnic facilities by the shore of a placid lake, then this provincial park may be the spot you are seeking. You have a gentle walk, too, not only round the lake but with a detour to some falls as well if you wish more exercise.

To reach this spot as you come from the west, use the Dewdney Trunk Road, less busy than Highway 7 (Lougheed Highway). East of Haney you pass the quaintly named Websters Corners, then some 10 km (6 mi) beyond it (noting in passing Wilson Road on your right, should you wish to return by Highway 7), you come to Bell Road going off left. On this you travel north until, at its end, you must turn left again to enter the park. Its developed area is on the lake’s south side, with the part reserved for day use near its western end. Here, by an open beach, is the sign for the start of the lake trail."

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"Tucked away on a plateau above the Stave dams, modest, unruffled Rolley Lake has much to offer an outdoor-loving family: spacious campsites, a swimming beach and picnic area, and a well-kept path around the lake. For those who prefer fishing to walking, small craft (but not motors) are allowed, and the lake is stocked with rainbow trout.

Birds love Rolley Lake too. Woodpeckers and Stellar’s jays announce themselves; ospreys sail above the water; raiding parties of bushtits dart among the evergreen boughs. Most importantly, the bona fide hiking family can include the Rolley Falls Loop Trail in their itinerary, thereby adding waterfalls, views and exercise to the pleasures of the lake."

"For a family outing in the region around the Stave dams, it is hard to beat a visit to Rolley Lake. Tucked away amid tall trees on a plateau above Stave Lake, Rolley is secluded yet welcoming, attributes that perhaps led homesteaders James and Fanny Rolley to settle there in the 1880s.

Today, thoughtfully planned campgrounds and a ban on motor boats help to preserve a peaceful atmosphere, with no sounds other than birdsong and the voices of people enjoying themselves in small boats on the water. Highlights: Lake, evergreen forest, swamp; sweet gale, ninebark; banana slugs. Terrain: Flat. Boardwalk and forest trail. Some areas accessible to wheelchairs."

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2/10/2009
Nice relaxed walk around a beautiful lake, very quiet in the winter. Main gate is locked up so you have to walk in to the lake during winter. To get to the falls from rolley lake take a left up the trail just before you cross the foot bridge that crosses rolley creek, half way up trail you will see a marked trail to rolley fall. They are small but quite cool. Lots of geocaching on this route.
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11/30/2008
A great place for the family to spend a few hours. Close to the city yet peaceful. The walk is easy with some root hazards. Our 3 year old walked the whole trail. Falls should be marked, poor signage bt the trails are large adn well mantained. The beach is nice and there are picnic tables with a great view of the beach and water.
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Trail Information

Mission
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
3.1
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Good all year
Season
Camping
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
Rolley Lake Provincial Park
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Oct 2018