Visitor InformationBlack bears are common in the area. In 2004, three bears had to be destroyed because they became habituated to eating food and garbage left out by careless campers. Please read more on bear safety.
Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park
About This Park
Nestled among an open stand of spruce, fir and regenerating young forest, Lac Le Jeune Park appeals to campers and anglers seeking an easily-accessible getaway spot. The park offers a diverse assortment of recreational activities including swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and nature appreciation. The campground serves as a base for recreational use at both Stake and Walloper Lakes. The park sees high use during the summer season. During the winter the area is used for cross-country skiing with no vehicle access.
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 12 – October 1
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 12 – October 1
Off-season: self-contained units (please choose a vacant campsite); sani-station is closed; no fee; no services.
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 12 – September 4|
|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.|
Location and Maps
Maps and Brochures
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] – 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 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.
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has a fun, hands on, Learn to Fish Program that teaches basic angling skills to youth under 16 years old. 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]
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.