Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
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Jewel Lake Provincial Park

About This Park

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This park offers all of the ingredients wanted for camping in a wilderness setting. The lake is approximately 3 km long and fly fishing for rainbow trout is a very popular activity.

Jewel Lake Resort is located on the south end of the lake and can provide you with basic essentials and boat rentals.

There is a maximum 10 hp. boating restriction on the lake. Car-top boat-launching facilities are available in the park.

Established Date: October 22, 1981

Park Size: 49 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 19 – September 11 (Gate is closed during the off-season)
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 19 – September 11
Campground Reservable Dates: Not applicable
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 26
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. 12 km (8 miles) off Hwy 3 east of Greenwood. The park is 3 km from the resort with the last 1.5 km being gravel road.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: The park was established October 22, 1981.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • There is currently no approved valid management plan for this area. Management plans are prepared as soon as practicable, subject to available resources and the ability of key planning partners to participate.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Jewel Lake is perfect for canoeing and kayaking due to its small size and the engine restriction on motorboats.
Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

The lake is approximately 3 km long and fly fishing for rainbow trout is a very popular activity. The lake is stocked with both brook trout and rainbow trout from the Summerland Trout Hatchery. Boats are restricted to 10 horsepower. Jewel Lake Resort is located on the south end of the lake and can provide you with basic essentials and boat rentals. There is ice-fishing allowed on Jewel Lake. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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 are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. There are no buoys marking the swimming area.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

There is ice-fishing allowed on Jewel Lake. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

Car-top boat-launching facilities are available in the park. There is a gravel parking lot that will accommodate approximately 10 vehicles. Below the parking area, the road does continue to the lake but ends in a steep drop off (too steep for a trailer) with no parking and a small turn around area too small for vehicles towing a trailer. It’s best to park above or back down the road to drop off a boat. There is a pit toilet located at the parking area. Boats are restricted to 10 horsepower.
Campfires

Campfires

While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

A hand pump is available roughly 50-100m from the campsites.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area with a gravel parking lot large enough for about 15 vehicles. It is approximately 100m down a wide, gently sloping path to the small, secluded beach of sand and grass. Two pit toilets are located just above the beach. There are five picnic tables and two freestanding BBQs on the beach that is surrounded by thick cedar/hemlock forest. There is a beautiful view down the lake from this serene, private spot.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers an old-fashioned camping experience in a natural setting with 26 vehicle accessible campsites, including 3 double sites, all available on a first-come, first-served basis. The operator maintains the campground from May 19 to September 11. The gate is closed during the off season. The majority of sites are small and private, enclosed by a thick forest of young hemlock and Douglas fir with a mature birch and larch towering above. The sites are not appropriate for 5th wheel trailers and other large RVs. There is a self-registration vault where campers can deposit their fee if no staff is present. Greenwood, 12 km from the park, provides the nearest community services.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $18.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Pit toilets in the campground are wheelchair accessible.