This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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Shuswap Adams Parks Ltd.
Green Lake Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
June 12, 2018: Boil Water Advisory
A Boil Water Advisory has been placed on the Green Lake – Emerald Bay site while construction is being finished on a new and improved water system.
Boil water before using it for drinking, making ice, cooking, washing food, or brushing teeth. Use a hand sanitizer after washing hands.
Until notified, all users are advised to:
- Bring water to a rolling boil for a least one minute, or
- Use an alternate, safe source of water
- Volunteer host opportunities are available at Green Lake Provincial Park.
About This Park
The open rangeland and mixed forests of aspen and lodgepole pine found here are typical of the Cariboo’s landscape.
Green Lake is one of the larger bodies of water in the southern portion of the Cariboo. The lake is about 14 km long averaging 1.5 km in width with an irregular shoreline of approximately 57 km. The lake has a low flushing rate and together with the chemical composition of the warm shallow waters, creates the greenish hue giving the lake its name.
Established Date: July 10, 1975
Park Size: 346.9 hectares
- ORVs are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side by sides.
| 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 15 – September 30
Campground gates are closed during off-season.
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 15 – September 30|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 15 – September 3|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:
All campgrounds 100% reservable
|Arrowhead = 16
Emerald Bay = 51
Sunset View = 54
|Number of Reservable Campsites:
||The campgrounds are 100% reservable.|
|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.|
ReservationsAll campsite, group campsite and group picnic shelter reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted at all campgrounds, which are located in the middle and at opposite sides of Green Lake.
Group Campsite Reservations:
Group campsite reservations are accepted at Sunset View campground through Discover Camping for dates starting May 15 to September 29.
Group Picnic Shelter Reservations: Group picnic shelter reservations are accepted for Sunset View picnic shelter through Discover Camping for dates starting May 15 to September 30.
Location and MapsPlease Note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: Green Lake Provincial Park was established in July of 1975 as an area of high recreational opportunity. Popular summer recreational activities include swimming, boating, fishing, waterskiing, and nature walks.
- Conservation: As one of the largest water bodies in the southern part of the Cariboo Plateau, Green Lake is a valuable fish and waterfowl habitat area. The low fishing reate of this shallow lake maintains a high content of algae and other micro-organisms, which along with the chemical composition of the water itself, gives it the emerald green hue for which it is known.
- Wildlife: The area is fairly abundant with moose and deer. Limited numbers of black bear, coyote, squirrels and marmots are also present. The west end of the lake attracts waterfowl as a nesting and migratory resting area. Owls and golden eagles can also be seen.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $80.00/group site/night, plus $5/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
Emerald Bay campground has 51 sites, a few of which are double sites. Many of the sites are long and spacious. Sunset View has 54 sites, a few of which are also double sites. Arrowhead has 16 high density sites that are smaller than at the other campgrounds. However, large rigs may still fit in some of these sites. There is room for extra vehicles at the larger sites.
If there is no staff at the campground upon arrival, choose a site and pay later. Staff will be at the campground at least once a day during the camping season. There is a telephone located at the Sunset View campground and the closest store is at Little Horse Lake Lodge near Emerald Bay or at 70 Mile House.
If you are unsure of the specific campground locations, refer to the site map for further information.