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Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park
About This Park
Situated where the four “arms” of Shuswap Lake meet, this park has a camping area with several shelters and a fairly extensive beach.
It is located in one of the most popular swimming, houseboating and water-skiing areas of British Columbia's interior.
Anglers take note: Shuswap Lake contains 19 species of fish.
Established Date: April 27, 1956
Park Size: 176 hectares
- The hand pump provides lake water. Visitors should either bring drinking water from home or boil or treat the water provided by the hand-pump.
- There are no public telephones at Cinnemousun.
- Excessive noise is not permitted at any time. Please be considerate and observe the quiet time from 10 pm to 7 am.
- Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in provincial parks, except within your campsite.
| 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.)
|April – October|
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 15 – September 15
Off season: no fee, no services
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number Accessible Campsites:||28 walk-in sites|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|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.|
Know Before You Go
- Wharfs are provided at Cinnemousun Narrows for public use and convenience (day use or camping). Please note that your marine access camping fee does not provide exclusive use of these facilities. Your mooring location may not be available should you depart for any reason during your visit.
- This is a heavy boat traffic area. Use caution, practise safe boating, and watch for debris on lake.
- While boating in the Shuswap, watch for bouys that may indicate divers in area, safe anchorage, or a swimming area where boats are not permitted.
- Some sites do no have protected beaches. In stormy weather, it is advisable to beach your boat stern-first, and secure it with long ropes from the bow to pegs on the shore. Houseboats should be beached according to instructions received from the rental companies.
- Houseboats may not beach between the signs at Haven Point and the ranger cabin during the period May 15 to Labour Day. Please help to prevent the spread of Eurasian Water Milfoil by removing all weeds from your boat and motor before launching and after removing it from the lake.
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Nature and Culture
- History: Established in 1956.
- Conservation: Cinnemousun Park is in the Interior Cedar/Hemlock zone. Look for western yew with its red berries and peeling bark. Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them Cutting of trees – live or dead – for firewood is strictly prohibited.
- Wildlife: Cougars are occasionally seen here. Wildlife is potentially dangerous and may be encountered at any time. Make lots of noise when hiking where signs of bears are found. Practice safe food storage, and dispose of garbage in the containers provided. Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife.