Lizard Lake: Another unique feature of Lizard Lake is the large 80 -100 foot boardwalk pier extending out from the shore. From the pier, extended out on the lake, people can fish, swim and launch canoes. Some of the other activities enjoyed at this Port Renfrew lake include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, sightseeing, wildlife watching, camping and suntanning.
There is a sandy beach on Lizard Lake. There is a small wilderness campsite nearby. Some campsites are drive in sites and some are walk in sites. All include picnic tables and fire pits. There are pit toilets in the park.
The Hiking Trail: The Port Renfrew BC hiking trail at Lizard Lake is a 1.5 kilometre loop trail circling the lake. It is considered an easy route but it can get muddy and slippery so prepare with good foot wear. It should take less than an hour to complete. And if you require additional activity there are more trails and gravel roads near Lizard Lake to explore.
Most who fish the area arrive at Lizard Lake from April to June and some come in October. All come to catch rainbow trout. There is a roof top boat launch in the park plus some pit toilets. Some come and fish not far from Lizard Lake up on Gordon River. All fishing on Vancouver Island and British Columbia requires a licence.
How to Get to Lizard Lake: Travel to the community of Port Renfrew, BC on Vancouver Island. The recreation BC Forest Recreation Site is located 18 kilometres northeast of Port Renfrew on Harris Creek Main FSR (Forest Service Road). It is an active gravel logging road complete with logging trucks. Always drive with your lights on and logging trucks have the right of way. There are pull outs and gravel shoulders to pull out on to give way to the large trucks.
Bear and Cougars
Remember this is bear and cougar country so please take the usual wildlife precautions.