Filming at Buntzen Lake

Due to its remote location (but not far from civilization), along with the lake, beaches, forests, mountains and wharf, the Buntzen Lake Recreation Area provides the perfect backdrop for a wide genre of movies and TV shows.

Below is a list of the movies/TV shows I know have filmed at Buntzen Lake:

  • Supernatural (TV series, 2005-Present)
  • Unknown Pilot (TV series, April 2014)
  • The Killing (Netflix, 2011-2014)
  • Psych (TV series, 2006-2014)
  • Eureka (TV series, 2006-2012)
  • Smallville (TV series, 2001-2011)
  • Stargate SG-1 (TV series, 1997-2007)
  • The 4400 (TV series, 2004-2007)
  • Hot Rod (Movie, 2007)
  • Pathfinder (Movie, 2007)
  • Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (Movie, 2007)
  • Devour (Movie, 2005)
  • Three O‘Clock (Movie, 2005)
  • Freddie vs. Jason (Movie, 2003)
  • The X-Files (TV series, 1993-2002)
  • Dark Angel (TV series, 2000-2002)
  • Lake Placid (Movie, 1999)
  • It (Movie, 1999)
  • Highlander (TV series, 1992-1998)
  • The People Across The Lake (Movie, 1988)
  • 21 Jump Street (TV Series, 1980s)


Below is a photo of the filming of ‘The Killing’ in April 2014…

North beach filming

They needed artificial fog, so they used this…

Artificial Mist

Artificial Mist on the suspension bridge

Here’s the cabin used in the show…

Cabin for the show "The Killing"

Here’s construction of the cabin…

Set construction

Here’s all the trucks…

Trucks used a lot of parking spaces

Shortly after filming for “The Killing” ended, a new production company set up and were filming a pilot for TV. I didnt get the name of the show, but below are a couple of photos I took in early April 2014…

Boats at North Beach


6 thoughts on “Filming at Buntzen Lake

  1. Just wondering where at Buntzen is the house located? I’ve read about it before and heard it’s still there. Also, have you gone to the old Powerhouses? If so, is there a post about it?

    Thank you


    1. The only thing resembling a house at Buntzen Lake is the Warden’s office, just off the parking lot.
      I have not gone down to the powerhouses – access is restricted.

  2. There was a cabin just a few minutes past the north end of the lake at McCombe lake. I believe it was from the movie Lake Placid back in 1999 but they tore it down last year. Too bad cause it was really a cool place to visit.

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