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Park Contact For information concerning the Vehicle Accessible Campground, please email the Park Caretaker: sherwood@thelakebc.ca

Cedar Point Provincial Park

About This Park

Cedar Point Provincial Park Cedar Point Park is situated on Quesnel Lake, six km from the town of Likely. Old growth cedars are located throughout the park including the campground area.

Quesnel Lake offers spectacular scenery and excellent swimming, boating and fishing.

Cedar Point, is a Class “C” park and operated by a board from Likely. This park is occupied year round by a member of the board.

The park offers a unique outdoor “mining museum” featuring mock shafts, adits (horizontal entries to a mine) and old machinery.

Park Size: 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 1 – October 1
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 1 – October 1
Campground Reservable Dates: Not applicable
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 40
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
Not applicable
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.
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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. Drive to Likely via 150 Mile House (120 km northeast) or via McLeese Lake (about 120 km due east) off Hwy 97. The park is 6 km beyond Likely. The closest communities, towns and cities are Likely, Horsefly and Williams Lake.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: Cedar Point was first mentioned in Hudson Bay Company maps from 1832. The area was used as a stopover by the interior Shuswap people and later as a rendezvous spot for trappers and fur traders. Gold was discovered in Cedar Creek, which runs through the park, in 1858.
  • Conservation: The park lies within the interior wet belt. The campground’s unique landscape is set amongst an old growth cedar forest. Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.
  • Wildlife: A variety of wildlife inhabits the area, including deer, black bear, moose, fox and otter. Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Quesnel Lake is very large and offers opportunities for short or multi-day paddling trips. Being a large lake, it is subject to strong winds and big waves, so keep your eyes on the weather, stay close to shore and always wear a PFD. White water kayaking on the nearby Cariboo and Quesnel Rivers is also popular.
Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways, and bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

There are excellent fishing opportunities for rainbow trout, char and kokanee in Quesnel Lake at this park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Licences can be bought in Likely.
Hiking

Hiking

There are some short trails along a creek and along the beach at low water. 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 is a sandy beach at the park, popular with swimmers. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks and the swimming area is not roped off. There is a small current at this part of the lake and there can be high winds.
Waterskiing

Waterskiing

People can waterski on Quesnel Lake. There is no maximum boat motor size.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

A single-wide public boat launch is located right next to the park. This boat launch is not paved and has a fairly steep drop off. There is a parking area for vehicles and boat trailers and it is possible to leave them there overnight. However, boats should not be left in the water or beached overnight. Be cautious of the electrical cables nearby, especially in high water when the cables are underwater.
Campfires

Campfires

Firewood is provided and included in your overnight camping fee. There is also a fire ring in the day-use area for campfires.

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t 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. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located throughout the park. They do not have hose hook-ups for campers/trailers. Taps are shut off during the off season.
Group Camping

Group Camping

There are group campsites available. However, they are not designated group sites so the number of people/parties allowed at each site is flexible. There are no covered shelters or barbeques at these sites.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has day-use picnic areas. There are 2 large mining displays (one is at the lake and the other one is on route to the lake), a ball diamond with a playground, concession stand and beer gardens near by. There is also a public dock, play area, and fire ring near to the lake. The beach is composed of rock and sand.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

Only pit toilets available. They are located throughout the campground and near the ball diamond.
Playground

Playground

This park has a playground. There are swings and an adventure playground by the ball diamond and swings by the beach. These are grassy play areas.
Sani-Station/Dump

Sani-Station/Dump

A sani-station dump is available during the collecting season. A small fee is charged for the service.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsite reservations are not accepted. There is room for tents as well as large rigs as there are around 40 campsites in a variety of sizes. Parking is also available for extra vehicles. The caretaker house is located at the entrance at the park.

If staff are not available when you arrive at the campground, choose your site and pay later. Staff will be at the campground at least once a day during the camping season.

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $20.00 per camping party per night
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Some facilities and hiking trails in the park are wheelchair accessible.