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Blue Earth Lake Provincial Park

  • Access is only possible from the east.  Sections of this road are very narrow, and muddy early in the season. The road is only maintained to a wilderness standard – frequent water bars and no grading. A four wheel drive vehicle is recommended.

About This Park

Blue Earth Lake Provincial Park

A geologically interesting area offering rustic camping facilities, fishing and nature appreciation. Blue Earth Lake Park includes lakes, wetlands and riparian areas in a deep valley with significant value for song birds and waterfowl, surrounding upland forests and the Pavilion Mountains.

Park Size: 705 hectares

Stay Safe:

  • The road has several very tight corners and access with a long vehicle and trailer is problematic.
  • There is a rough boat launch available for small trailer boats and car toppers, large boats and trailer are not suitable for this area.
  • Drinking water can be taken from the lakes but should be boiled or treated before being consumed.
  • The bottom of the lakes around the shoreline can be very muddy. This, combined with the presence of reeds renders the lake unsuitable for swimming. There are very few beach areas. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
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Location and Maps

30 km southwest of Cache Creek, Blue Earth Lake Provincial Park is accessed by gravel road from the Trans Canada Hwy north of Spences Bridge. The turnoff from the highway is onto Venables Valley Rd. The park boundary is reached approximately 17 km from this turnoff. Visitors need to refer to a backcountry road map to access this park. With new clearcuts and logging roads being created, it is easy to lose your way. The nearest community, town or city is Cache Creek.
To Blue Earth Lake (zeroed from the Venables Valley Road Highway #1 Turnoff):

0 km Turn off Highway #1 at Venables Valley Road (Main Entrance)
4.8 km Keep Right
5.2 km Four-Way Intersection, Go Straight Through
9.5 km Keep Right
9.8 km Keep Left (Major Road to Right)
11.1 km Keep Right
12.3 km Keep Left
12.4 km Keep Right
12.9 km Go Straight (Major Road to Right)
14.8 km Keep Left
16.0 km Keep Left
16.5 km Keep Right
16.8 km Keep Left
16.9 km Park Boundary Sign
17.6 km Camping Area at Small Lake

  • The road has several very tight corners and access with a long vehicle and trailer is problematic.
  • There is a rough boat launch available for small trailer boats and car toppers, large boats and trailer are not suitable for this area.

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Nature and Culture

  • History - Established April 30 1996, the park was created as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan. The park will be managed according to the Interim Management Direction Statement for Blue Earth Lake Park.
  • Cultural Heritage - Regionally important archaeological sites and noted as traditional native use.
  • Conservation - Lakes, wetlands and riparian areas in a deep valley with significant value for song birds and waterfowl. Small areas of old-growth Douglas-fir and mature aspen. An area of geological interest as the junction of the spectacular Marble Canyon limestones to the north, with the volcanics of the Spences Bridge group to the south.
  • Wildlife (specific to this park or area) - Spawning trout may be seen in the shallow channel between the lakes in early summer.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

The lakes are very small in size, but canoeing and kayaking are popular.
Cycling

Cycling

Mountain biking is possible on the numerous logging roads in the area. Visitors should exercise caution if active logging is occurring in the area.
Fishing

Fishing

Blue Earth Lake is popular for trout fishing. A stream used by spawning trout connects the lakes. Fishing is good throughout the spring and summer, but is dependant on the weather. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

There are no developed trails in the park. There are paths that follow the shoreline of the lakes. Visitors may walk along the roads in the area but should use caution and be alert to occasional traffic.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted in this park only during lawful game hunting season. Check the Hunting and Trapping regulations for more information.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. 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.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There is an undeveloped area to launch small boats or canoes. Most visitors use small car top boats on these lakes.
Campfires

Campfires

If visitors require a campfire, keeping the campfire small can conserve firewood and air quality. Do not leave your campfire unattended. Please ensure the campfire is completely extinguished before leaving the area.

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, it is prohibited to gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. If you rely on campfires for cooking, be prepared to bring a portable stove should a campfire ban be implemented.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

There are two user maintained pit toilets. Visitors need to bring their own toilet paper.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

There are no defined sites. The area can accommodate 5 or 6 camping parties. All campsites are on a first-come, first-serve basis; reservations are not accepted. On the first lake there are 3-4 sites. These sites have very little shade. The second lake has 2 sites. The first site has very little shade, the second has a number of trees around it. Most visitors camp with a truck and camper. The sites are very rustic. There are no tables. There are rock fire rings. There is no fee. There are no facilities other than toilets at this remote park. Please note the road to this park can be very slippery in wet weather. The area is open year round depending on weather and road conditions.