This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

North Thompson Oxbows Jensen Island Provincial Park

About This Park

North Thompson Oxbows Jensen Island Provincial Park An oxbow feature in the North Thompson River lowlands.

Note: There are no camping or day-use facilities provided at this park.

Established Date: April 30, 1996

Park Size: 30 hectares

Special Features:
  • The oxbow fills in spring freshet and dries through the summer, to create a seasonal range of riparian habitats.
Special Notes:
  • There are no facilities at this park as it is a riparian habitat and covered by water for approximately four (4) months of the year.
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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. 24 km north of Kamloops off Westsyde Road. The park can only be accessed via private land. The closest communities to this park are Kamloops, Barriere and Clearwater.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: Established April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan.
  • Conservation: The oxbow fills in spring freshet and dries through the summer, to create a seasonal range of riparian habitats.
  • Wildlife: Rich oxbow, marsh and wetland habitat for waterfowl, otter and beaver. A migration stop for white pelican, tundra and trumpeter swan, migrating passerines and waterfowl. Possible chinook salmon spawning.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing permitted but no access through adjacent private land.
Fishing

Fishing

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.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are wildlife viewing opportunities from Highway 5 (Yellowhead) and from Westsyde Road. Surrounding private land limits access to this park.