During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.
Jesse Falls Protected Area
About This Park
Jesse Falls Park protects a small area around a 10 metre high freshwater waterfall that drains directly out of Jesse Lake and directly into the ocean.
The falls are a scenic focal point along the Douglas Channel.
Park Size: 32 ha
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.
- Park map [PDF]
- Area map - Douglas Channel Area Parks and Protected Areas [PDF 1.86MKB]
Nature and Culture
- History - Jesse Falls Protected Area was designated as a Protected Area on March 22, 2005, following recommendations from the Kalum Land and Resource Management Plan.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
Good kayaking and canoeing opportunities on Jesse Lake, but stay away from the falls.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
The park is open to hunting. Please refer to the British Columbia Hunting Regulations for more information.
Swimming is possible in Jesse Lake and in the ocean, but the water is cold all season long. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
The park is accessible year-round.
Facilities Available at this Park
Campfires are permitted. Firewood is not provided. If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to extinguish the fire fully. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil so please use it conservatively, if at all. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of campfires and using camp stoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
There is winter camping in the park. The park is accessible year-round.