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Visitor Information

Safe swimming practices are a must! As no lifeguard is on duty, children should be watched at all times and solo swimming should be avoided.

Boaters are cautioned to keep a close eye on the weather as Fraser Lake is subject to sudden, heavy winds which can transform the lake surface into dangerous whitecaps.

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Beaumont Provincial Park

  • Beaumont Park campground is now open with Full Services and Fees.

About This Park

Beaumont Provincial Park Beaumont Provincial Park lies within the Nechako Plateau bordered to the west and north by the Hazelton, Skeena and Omineca mountains.

The park offers a beautiful, sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing and a variety of facilities for water-oriented activities enhance visitor enjoyment.

Park Size: 191.8 hectares
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 14 – September 10
(no water or services available until May 16th)
Gate is closed during off-season.
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 15 – September 10
Campground Reservable Dates: May 16 – August 31
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 49
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable: (all remaining sites are first-come, first-served) 16
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.

Reserve a site

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. A 134 km drive west of Prince George on Highway 16. The area is characterized by gently rolling terrain forested with willow, poplar, birch, spruce and occasional stands of aspen. The closest communities, towns and cities are Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and Fort Fraser.

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

  • History: This park is rich in historical significance. Here, natives traversed well-used trails to trade with other settlements. Later, explorers and fur traders journeyed between Fort Fraser, Fort McLeod and Fort St. James on these same trails. Situated on the southeastern shores of Fraser Lake, the park occupies the site of historic Fort Fraser established by Simon Fraser in 1806. Originally known as Natleh, its site was chosen for its commanding view of the lake and summer breezes which kept the mosquitoes at bay. Beaumont Provincial Park was a gift of Captain E.G. Beaumont, a great benefactor of provincial parks. Besides Beaumont, two other parks were made possible through his generosity.
  • Cultural Heritage: The Beaumont Park area is rich in cultural significance (refer to History section above).
  • Conservation: Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.
  • Wildlife: Wildlife is abundant within the park. The marsh area represents ideal habitat for many species of birds and aquatic insects. It is a community in which every member has a distinct role to play and is depended upon by all the others. Birds often seen in the early morning at the marsh include the Redwing Blackbird, Canada Geese, Loons, and Warblers. Beaumont is also home to beavers, and you can view their work along the trail.
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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. Boaters are cautioned to keep a close eye on the weather as Fraser Lake is subject to sudden, heavy winds which can transform the lake surface into dangerous whitecaps.
Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

Fraser Lake produces burbot, char, rainbow trout and kokanee. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. During the winter season, the park is closed but along Hwy 16 there are several access points for Fraser Lake.
Hiking

Hiking

A new self-guided interpretive trail offers eight signs that provide information on plants, animals, and history of the area. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys 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

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. A roped off swimming area is located at the beach/picnic area. Safe swimming practices are a must! Visitors are encouraged to remain within the designated area. An abrupt drop-off is marked with floats.
Waterskiing

Waterskiing

There are good waterskiing opportunities on Fraser Lake and a boat launch is located approximately 500 metres from the campground.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is no viewing platform but the marsh has abundant birds and beavers.
Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Prevailing winds allow windsurfing at various skill levels on Fraser Lake.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

A single-lane concrete boat launch with parking area is located 500 metres from the campground. The park’s boat launch affords access to angling for kokanee, char, burbot and rainbow trout.
Campfires

Campfires

Campfire pits are provided. 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. Please be extremely careful with fire. Aluminum foil placed under camp stoves and barbecues will help protect the tables. Smaller fires save trees.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cooking and drinking water is from wells and, although discoloured, is safe to drink.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

The day-use area has all the ingredients for an ideal day-long family outing. Sunbathers will find a perfect spot to spread out the blanket on the expansive sandy beach. Shade from willow trees provides an alternative to the summer sun. Swimmers will find conveniently located change houses. Parents can relax in the picnic area while watching the children at the water’s edge nearby. For energetic visitors looking for a little light-hearted competition, a volleyball net is provided.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are available in the campground. Pit toilets are located in the campground and day-use area.
Playground

Playground

Play equipment is located in the playground.
Sani-Station/Dump

Sani-Station/Dump

During the collecting season, a sani-station/dump is located 100 metres from the park gate across from the information shelter and a fee is charged for the service.
Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Popular with local and regional residents, the campground features 49 private sites. Each is equipped with a picnic table and fire pit. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $16.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $8.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

The flush toilet building in the campground is wheelchair accessible.