Horne Lake Regional Park


Welcome to Horne Lake Regional Park!  We aim to bring you the best possible experience and offer a number of Park Services to help make your stay memorable. In February, 2013, RLC Park Services was awarded the contract with the Regional District of Nanaimo to operate Horne Lake Regional Park.  We continue to expand your opportunities at Horne Lake Regional Park including canoe, kayak & stand-up paddle board rentals; Learn to Fish programs; Survivors & Amazing Race programs for schools and groups; and much much more!


The RDN acquired this, its first campground park, in early 2002. Nestled under Mount Mark at the west end of Horne Lake beside famous Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, the 109 hectare regional park boasts over five kilometres of lake and riverfront to enjoy and explore. A boat ramp, canoe, kayak, /sites/default/files/Watercraft%20Rental%20Prices.pdfand Stand-Up Paddle Board rentals along with day-use picnicking area compliment the campground's rustic wooded and lakefront sites.  With many recreational opportunities both in Horne Lake Regional Park itself and in nearby areas (including year-round guided cave tours in Horne Lake Caves Provincial park), you are sure to experience a Vancouver Island adventure to remember.


Watercraft Rentals Horne Lake General Store  

Things to do
Wilderness camping, hiking, boating (canoe, kayak, pedal boat, and stand up paddle board rentals available)
, swimming, picnicking, programmed recreation, fishing (look for the Learn to Fish program happening in the summer), caving (at nearby Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park).  For more information on some of our programs for groups or schools check click here.  For more informaiton on our rentals click here.


How to reserve a campsite 
GREAT NEWS: Call-in reservations for camping will be availabe beginning APRIL 1, 2017 at 8:00am.  The telephone number for Horne Lake Regional Park Reservations is (250) 248-0500.  There will not be online reservations available for this park.


How to get there
Take the Horne Lake Rd exit (#75) off Hwy 19 and drive inland about five kilometres to the junction with Horne Lake Caves Rd; turn right and follow the Caves Rd along the north shore of the lake all the way to the entrance of Horne Lake Regional Park. Note that the gravel Caves Rd is narrow, winding and periodically used by logging trucks.


Are you a group or class looking for an amazing outdoor adventure learning opportunity at Horne Lake Regional Park.  We have parterned with our neighbors at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park to bring you a fantastic "menu" or programs.


Great Field Trip Options for Everyone
Day-Trip Programs
Food Options


What's in the area
The Park offers spectacular views of area mountains and cliffs , and is a great jumping off place to explore the Caves at the Provincial Park next door. The Lighthouse Country communities of Qualicum Bay and Bowser are situated about 25 kilometres to the east along the oceanfront, and provide the nearest location for gas, groceries, restaurants and other amenities


For further information on Horne lake Regional Park check out the Regional District of Nanaimo's site here.