Whistler Aerial ViewsMadeley Lake is a beautiful, remote mountain lake hidden high up in the Callaghan Valley.  From Whistler Village expect to take 40 minutes to drive there.  You can drive directly to the lake, however the access road is pretty bad with deep waterbars.  An average 4x4 can make it quite easily, though most cars with have great difficulty driving over the numerous deep water cut gouges in the road.  Located near Alexander Falls, Madeley Lake is surrounded by other great sights.

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Whistler Olympic Park is nearby as well as Callaghan Lake Provincial Park.  The turnoff to Callaghan Lake just past Alexander Falls is the same turnoff you take to get to Madeley LakeMadeley Lake is your first right after crossing the bridge, while Callaghan Lake is 8 kilometres up this bumpy logging road.  The old logging road takes you along the left shore of Madeley Lake passing a couple good canoe/kayak launching spots.  The end of the road comes just before a disintegrating bridge blocked by a huge boulder.  The short trail to the Madeley Lake campsite is found just across this bridge on the right.  The campsite is largely unmaintained and is very rustic and beautiful.  An ancient outhouse, picnic tables and several metal fire pits dot the campsite with several large tent clearings.  Emerging from the deep forest of the campsite you come to a gorgeous gravel beach.  South facing, the beach is always sunny and magically serene.  The campsite at the end of Madeley Lake is very basic, though wonderfully remote feeling and rustic. The sun rises over the lake in the morning and you are bathed in sun most of the day.  In previous years you could also camp at the nearby Alexander Falls, however this is no longer allowed.  Also, keep in mind that this whole area in the winter is taken over by Callaghan Country and Whistler Olympic Park so access via skis comes with a usage charge.  Another campsite option in the area is the beautiful and large campsite area at Callaghan Lake Provincial Park nearby. Both the Madeley Lake campsite and the Callaghan Lake campsite are free.

Madeley Lake Aerial Views

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Madeley Lake Beach Campsite View

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Madeley Lake Explorer 200

Madeley Lake Explorer 200

Madeley Lake Explorer 200

Madeley Lake Beach and Tent

Madeley Lake Beach and Tent

Madeley Lake Beach and Tent

Madeley Lake Beach and Tent

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Madeley Lake Tent Aerial View

Madeley Lake Tent Aerial View

Madeley Lake Tent Aerial View

Callaghan Valley Map v10

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