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Jimsmith Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
This 35 site campground situated among a lakeside Douglas fir and larch forest, is a peaceful and welcome retreat for the traveling public and visitors to the nearby city of Cranbrook. The campground was rebuilt in 2001 to accommodate recreational vehicles.
Sunbathing, swimming, non-motorized boating and picnicking are popular activities at Jimsmith Park that are located in a day-use waterfront area. The day-use gates are open from 8:00am to 10:00pm.
This is the perfect setting for nature study and wildlife viewing. In winter, the park is transformed into a snowy playground for tobogganing and ice skating.
Established Date: March 16, 1956
Park Size: 13.7 hectares
- Power boats are prohibited. Car top boats or canoes only.
| 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 2 – September 21
(Gate is closed during the off-season)
Off-season: If full services provided – full fees will be in effect. If no services provided – user maintained with no fee. The Day Use area remains open and is vehicle accessible for public use. For details contact the Park Operator, contact information listed to the below.
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||Second Monday in May – September 21|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||35|
|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.|
Location and Maps
Maps and Brochures
Nature and Culture
- Conservation: This arid montane bench land lake situated amid a Douglas fir and larch forest is a perfect setting for nature study and wildlife viewing. Cattail marshes at the edges of the lake provide habitat for many birds, fish and insects.