Just about as far from a misnomer as you could find, Ruby Lake is an absolute Sunshine Coast gem.
This massive lake has room for all, and the possibilities are endless. A proper boat launch sets you up for water-skiing, tubing, or simply cruising in your motorized craft—please just be mindful of other lake users and adhere to posted speed limits. Kayak and SUP rentals are also available, or you can bring your own and take off from either the boat launch or nearby Dan Bosch Park. Ample parking can be found at Dan Bosch Park, and quick walk down a wide dirt path finds you at a nice sandy beach and swimming area—perfect for kids and suntanning adults. With endless shoreline to explore and some of the warmest water around, you may want to bring extra sunscreen and plan to stay a while. *Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beach.*
The boat launch for the lake is along Ramp Road, just a short two-minute drive from Ruby Lake Resort. Additional accommodations can be found in the community of Egmont, just a short 10-15 minute northbound drive away. The Earl’s Cove ferry terminal with service to Powell River is approximately a five-minute drive northbound. In the southbound direction, Madeira Park offers grocery shopping and a seasonal Visitor Info Booth.
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This lake is ideal for:
- paddle sports
- beachy spot