Brandywine Environmental Management Ltd.
Phone: 250 320-9305
Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park
Volunteer Host OpportunityLac Le Jeune Provincial Park offers volunteer host opportunities. Click here for more information.
About This Park
Special Feature: The park land addition in 1996 protects large marsh areas.
Established Date: March 16, 1956
Park Size: 180 hectares
The park is used for informal cross-country skiing in the winter and connects to the Stake Lake Ski Trail system.
| 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 6 – September 26
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 6 – September 26
Off-season: self-contained units (please choose a vacant campsite); sani-station is closed; no fee; no services.
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 13 – September 5|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||144|
|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.|
ReservationsAll campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
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: The original 47 hectare park was designated in 1956. An additional 118 hectares of upland and 48 hectares of foreshore was designated in 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan. It was intended that the addition be kept natural, with no development or vehicle access. The park will be managed according to the Management Direction Statement for Lac Le Jeune Park.
- Conservation: The park protects upland and riparian habitats on portions of Lac Le Jeune. The trout fishery is provincially significant. A marsh on the east side of the lake is protected. A sunscreening canopy of lodgepole pine plays shadows on the pine grass of this lakeside park. The waters of Lac Le Jeune are famous for fighting rainbow trout.
Cycles of Change [PDF 190KB] – Flyer about the Mountain Pine Beetle in Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park.
- Wildlife: The park provides habitat for moose, mule deer, beaver, osprey, song birds and waterfowl.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The approved management plan for Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park [PDF 110.02KB] is available in PDF format.
This is NOT the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
Activities Available at this Park
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.
Naturalist, interpretive and educational programs are being held during the summer season. Programs are designed for children but entertaining for adults as well. The programs are educational and include guest speakers, presentations with animals from the BC Wildlife Park and various types of entertainment. There is no charge for the presentations. The interpretive programs are held at the amphitheatre unless it rains and then held in the picnic shelter.
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has a fun, hands on, Learn to Fish Program that will teach basic angling skills to youth under 16 years old. Meet at the campground Day-use Beach, on Wednesdays August 3rd and 17th and Saturdays, August 13th, and 17th from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Check back to this page or ask the Park Operator for more information.
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
View the Annual Drinking Water System Reports [pdf]: Lac_Le_Jeune [PDF 407KB]
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
During the shoulder season, if there are no staff at the gatehouse upon arrival, choose a site and pay later. Staff will be at the campground at least once a day. During the high season staff will occupy the gatehouse during the opening hours of the park and fees can be paid there. If you have a reservation, check the reservation board beside the gatehouse to learn which site has been allocated to you.
- The front gate is locked from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.
- There is a resort five minutes from the park providing a few amenities.
- A pay phone is located at the entrance to the park.
- There are two recycle centres in the campground.
- There is no wilderness backcountry camping.