Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
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Beatton Provincial Park

About This Park

Beatton Provincial ParkBeatton Provincial Park is a year round recreational facility located on the shores of Charlie Lake. This 320 hectare park is a popular summer recreation destination for swimming, fishing and hiking.

Beatton also offers excellent winter recreation opportunities. Experience over 15km of groomed cross-country ski trails designed for beginner, intermediate and advancing skiing. Visitors have a good chance of seeing deer or moose which frequent the park during the winter.

Established Date: September 14, 1934

Park Size: 330 hectares

Special Notes:
  • A picnic shelter is available next to the day-use parking lot.
  • A telephone is located on the main road just south of the toboggan run.
  • Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club is nearing completion of the expanded trail network and enhancements at Beatton Provincial Park. This new trail expansion now offers over 15 kilometres of groomed trails for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers. Trail maps are provided at the trailhead and at some of the main junctions. Not all trails have been completely marked yet so please use caution.
  • There has also been an addition of an extensive snowshoe trail designated for those other enthusiasts.
  • As part of this trail expansion and site enhancement, Treaty 8 Tribal Association and BC Parks are also involved with developing First Nation interpretive signage to be situated along some of the routes. While this project is ongoing, these trails are now available for public use and enjoyment.
  • Charlie Lake offers winter opportunities for the ice fishing enthusiast.
Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
May 11 – September 10
(gate is closed during off-season)
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 11 – September 10
Campground Reservable Dates: May 18 – September 3
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 39
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
33
Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.

Reservations

All campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.

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Campsite Reservations:
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. This park is located 13 km northwest of Fort St. John off Highway #97 on the 244 road, approximately a 20 minute drive.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Nature and Culture

  • Conservation: Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.
  • Wildlife: Deer and moose frequent the park during the winter.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoes and kayaks are welcome. No rentals located at the park.
Cycling

Cycling

Cycling is allowed in the park. Bicycles must keep to roadways. There are cross-country ski trails that are available to mountain bikers in the summer months.
Fishing

Fishing

Visitors can fish for walleye and northern pike. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

There are 12 km of hiking trails throughout the park. For your own safety and preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroy plant life and soil structure.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Swimming

Swimming

Swimming beach and marked swimming area. There are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty at provincial parks.
Waterskiing

Waterskiing

There are waterskiing opportunities on Charlie Lake.
Windsurfing

Windsurfing

There are windsurfing opportunities on Charlie Lake.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Beatton Provincial Park has excellent winter recreation opportunities.
  • Cross Country Skiing – Experience over 15km of groomed cross-country ski trails designed for beginner, intermediate and advancing skiing. Trail maps are provided at the trailhead and at some of the main junctions. Not all trails have been completely marked yet so please use caution.
  • Snowshoeing – an extensive snowshoe trail is designated.
  • Tobogganing – a toboggan hill exists in the park.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There is a double boat launch complete with turnaround and a large parking area for vehicles with trailers.
Campfires

Campfires

While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

There is a large day-use area with beach, picnic shelter, ball diamond, adventure playground and a large grassy area, with 100 parking spaces available. Group picnicking is available.
Group Picnicking Fee: $35.00 per group
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Playground

Playground

There is an adventure playground located in the day-use area.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers vehicle accessible campsites. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $20.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Some facilities in the park are wheelchair accessible.