Set about an hour away from Vancouver, Rolley Lake Provincial Park is a mostly-flat area set alongside a warm lake and right next to stands of second-growth conifer trees. The park itself covers about 115 hectares of space, with a mix of picnic areas and short hiking trails for relaxation.
This is a surprisingly old park, originally established in 1961 and named for the couple that homesteaded the area. Wildlife viewing is relatively easy in the area, with blacktail deer, squirrels, and pileated woodpeckers serving as common sights in the area. The lake is stocked with two types of trout, supporting casual fishing for those with licenses.
Park facilities include cold water taps during the warmer months, a moderately sandy beach with a swimming zone, and barbeque stands for cooking food. Hot showers are available at no additional charge in the campground area, near the flush toilets, while the day use area has basic pit toilets instead.
Rolley Lake Provincial Park is relatively popular and fills its 64 spots most nights during the summer. A nearby playground provides exercise and social interaction opportunities for children, while nearby stores in the Maple Ridge and Mission areas offer sundries and services.