This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
North Thompson Oxbows Jensen Island Provincial Park
About This ParkAn 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
- The oxbow fills in spring freshet and dries through the summer, to create a seasonal range of riparian habitats.
- 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.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The approved North Thompson Oxbows Jensen Island Provincial Park Management Direction Statement [PDF 195.24KB] is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Canoeing permitted but no access through adjacent private land.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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.
There are wildlife viewing opportunities from Highway 5 (Yellowhead) and from Westsyde Road. Surrounding private land limits access to this park.