Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Activites and Facilities Available in this Park - Click icon to view
Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Park Contact This park proudly operated by:
Silvertip Park Services Ltd.
E-mail: parkinquiries@telus.net
Phone: 250 320-9305

Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park

Know Before You Go

Boating

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.

Camping

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.

About This Park

Cinnemousun Narrows
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.

Park Size: 176 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.)
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)
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.
Back to Top

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 accessible by water only; launch facilities are located throughout the Shuswap including at Shuswap Lake, Herald and Mara Provincial Parks. As well, privately-owned marinas and the towns of Sicamous, Chase, Salmon Arm and Canoe – all have boat launches. The closest communities, towns and cities are Seymour Arm, Anglemont, Celista, Scotch Creek, Blind Bay, Eagle Bay, Sicamous, Tappen, Sorrento and Salmon Arm.
Back to Top

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.
Back to Top

Management Planning

Management Planning Information
Back to Top

Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Fishing

Fishing

Shuswap Lake contains 19 species of fish and year round fishing. Lake trout and rainbows to 10 kg. Bull trout, kokanee, burbot, whitefish. Trolling for deep lurkers is the most popular technique. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

1 ½ km of hiking trail with viewpoints of Seymour Arm and Anstey Arm. 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.
Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

SCUBA diving does occur in Shuswap Lake. Please check with local dive operators for more information.
Swimming

Swimming

A swimming area is bouyed-off from boating traffic. The lake is popular with scuba-divers, so boaters must watch for their marking buoys. There is 640 m of sand and gravel beach at Cinnemousun. There are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty at provincial parks.
Waterskiing

Waterskiing

Watersking is popular on Shuswap Lake. Please check with the Canadian Coast Guard for the current regulations and restrictions.
Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Windsurfing does occur on Shuswap Lake. Please check with the Canadian Coast Guard for the current regulations and restrictions.
Back to Top

Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

A number of areas provide boat launches on Shuswap. There are four wharves at Cinnemousun.
Marine Access Camping Fee: $20.00 per party / night
Marine Access Camping Annual Fee: $600.00 per vessel / year
Cabins / Huts / Yurts

Cabins / Huts / Yurts

There are 2 shelters located in the campsite and can be used on a first-come first-served basis. The regular camping fee applies to these.
Campfires

Campfires

Firewood can be purchased from the Park Facility Operator in some parks or you can bring your own wood. Fees from firewood are set locally and may vary. 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 ocmmunal fire rings. Be prepared to bring portable stove for cooking.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

The hand-pump provides lake water, NOT well-water. Visitors should bring their own drinking water or boil or treat the water from the pump.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

Picnicking is permitted in unoccupied campsites as there is not a designated day-use area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park has pit toilets located throughout the campground.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

There are 28 walk-in forested campsites at this park. Each one is situated in a cool shady spot and has a great view of the lake.
Walk-in, frontcountry Camping Fee: $20.00 per party / night