Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park, Quesnel, British Columbia

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B.C. Provincial Parks of Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Surrounded by mountains, dissected by great rivers and bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is a land of rugged splendour. The region's provincial parks offer camping, picnics and day use facilities on the banks of crystal clear lakes and streams. You can hike in alpine meadows, view wildlife or relive the glory days of the Cariboo Gold Rush. As in most B.C. parks, camping fees are reasonable and the facilities range from basic to full service.

Barkerville | Big Bar | Bowron Lake | Bull Canyon
Bridge Lake
| Canim Beach | Chasm | Downing
Green Lake
| Hakai Recreation Area | Horsefly Lake
Lac La Hache | Ten Mile Lake | Ts'yl-os | Tweedsmuir

One of B.C.'s oldest historic sites, the restored ghost town of Barkerville recreates the excitement of the 1860's Cariboo Gold Rush. This modern full service 457 hectare Park is located 89 kilometres east of Quesnel on Highway 26 and offers camping and a multitude of activities.

Big Bar Provincial Park is located 42 km northwest of Clinton and provides a campground, picnic area and boat launching ramp. Rainbow trout are resident in the parks waterways. The areas rolling landscape and glacial eskers were formed by debris left by ancient glaciers. 33 campsites for vehicles or tents are available.
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Located in the Cariboo Mountains, 144 km southeast of Prince George. This magnificent 121,6000 ha. wilderness consists of six major lakes and connecting waterways. The park contains a 116 km canoe or kayak circuit. A campground with 25 sites is located on the north shore of Bowron Lake, 1.6 km from the park entrance. Water, toilets and firewood are located near each unit.

Located just 10 km west of Alexis Creek on Highway 20, this pretty little park in situated in the trees on the banks of the Chilcotin River. Here, where the canyon narrows, river fishermen have enjoyed their sport for years. The park offers 20 campsites.
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Located in the beautiful InterLakes area, 51 km east of 93 Mile House, on Highway 20, this park offers the camper a multitude of activities. Walk the aspen forests and fields, swim in the lake, or launch the boat and do some fishing. Pets are welcome on a leash. 20 campsites are available.

Surrounded by mountains and located on the shores of one of the Cariboo's larger and most beautiful lakes, Canim Beach Park offers fishing, swimming, camping and picture postcard views of the lake. 16 campsites are available.
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Experience one of nature's wonders formed by volcanic activity and carved by glacial meltwaters thousands of years ago. The 141` ha. park is located 15 km/9mi north of Clinton and 4 km/ 2.5 mi off Hwy 97. The park operates from June to September, and offers eight wilderness walk-in campsites. Picnicing and day-use facilities are also available. Pit toilets are provided.

The park is located 17 km southeast of Clinton off of Highway 97 and provides a campground and picnic area. Downing Park encompasses Kelly Lake where angling for rainbow trout is a favourite activity. The park was donated to the public by C.S. Downing. 25 campsites are available.
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A beautiful park consisting of 337 hectares of rangeland and forests with aspen and lodgepole pine. Located near 70 Mile House the park offers three campgrounds with a total of 121 sites. There are a number of areas within the park that have day-use facilities and picnic shelters with tables. Good beaches make swimming conditions ideal. The park also provides a sani-station, telephone, toilets, water, firewood and is wheelchair accessible.

This is the largest marine park on the coast of British Columbia, encompassing 122,988 hectares of land and sea. The Hakai Recreation Area preserves some of the most varied and beautiful coastline of western Canada. The recreation area is about 130 km north of Port Hardy and 45 km south of Bella Bella. The only access to the area is by sea or air. Scheduled flights and chartered boats and flights are available from Vancouver, Port Hardy, Bella Bella or Bella Coola.

The park is located approximately 13 km northeast of Horsefly community off of Highway 97. A 23 site campground, picnic area, and boat launch are provided. Forest cover consists of fir, spruce, birch and cedar. There are two unnamed lakes within the park, one of which a sockeye salmon hatchery operated on.
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Located near Lac La Hache community off of Highway 97, the park provides the visitor with a campground, sani-station, picnic area, playground, boat launching facilities and hiking trails. The lake provides excellent fishery for kokanee, burbot, lake and rainbow trout. Located in fir forests above the lake, the parks 83 campsites are a favourite stop over for vacationers.
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This Park is located on the east shore of Ten Mile Lake, 11 kilometres north of Quesnel on Highway 97. The Park's two campgrounds total 142 sites and 22 pull-throughs at the Overflow. Each site is near toilets, water and wood. This campground also provides a telephone and showers. A sani-station is located on the campground access road. Located at the Day Use Area are picnic tables, a covered shelter, 3 long sandy beaches and changehouses. Also found is a 1.5 km Beaver Pond Trail, 10 km of hiking trails, a playground and horseshoe pits.

One of B.C.'s newest and most breathtaking parks, located in the Chilcotin, 160 km Southwest of Williams Lake. This wilderness park offers 20 undeveloped campsites spread between two campgrounds. Fishing, hiking, and boat launching. Don't forget the camera and binoculars because you will enjoy some spectacular scenery and plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing.

This 981,000 hectare Park is surrounded by dramatic scenery and rugged wilderness. About 360 km west of Williams Lake, Highway 20 enters the Park at Heckman Pass and descends a 20 km stretch of narrow, switch-backed road with up to 18% grades. At the bottom of the hill is a paved road that continues on to Bella Coola. Campgrounds are located at the bottom of "the hill" at the Atnarko River (28 units) and at Fisheries Pool near Stuie (14 units). Water, toilets, wood, a sani-station and picnic areas are provided. Further tourist facilities and supplies can be found in Bella Coola, Hagensborg, Nimpo Lake and Anahim Lake.


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Cariboo Region:
Quesnel Barkerville Williams Lake
100 Mile House Wells Gray Park Clinton
Lillooet & Cache Creek
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Riske Creek (East) Alexis Creek (Central) Anahim Lake (West)
Chilko Lake (South) Tweedsmuir & Blackwater (North)
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Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park, Quesnel, British Columbia