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Roche Lake Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
August 2, 2018: Possible temporary boat launch closures at Roche Lake North Campground
August 13 to 17
Scheduled upgrade improvements for the boat launch at Roche Lake North may impact use of the facility during this week. BC Parks has approved a capital upgrade of the facility, and while the contractor will do his best to not impede public access to the facility, some temporary closures will be necessary during this time frame. Your patience during this week is appreciated.
About This Park
Seven world-class stocked rainbow trout lakes, only two of which are served by maintained gravel roads, on the Thompson Plateau. The park includes rustic campsites that are located on two of the lakes.
This is a year-round recreation area, noted for camping, hunting, wildlife viewing, fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
Established Date: April 30, 1996
Park Size: 2,027 hectares
|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.)
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 1 – October 12
(Services may be available and fees charged later/earlier than this date, weather permitting- for confirmation, please use the contact information listed above.) Off-season: no fee, no services.
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||approximately 75 sites|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable: (all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)||Not applicable|
|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.|
Know Before You Go
- The park is natural habitat for black bears. Campers must keep all food in vehicles and deposit garbage in bear-proof garbage cans. The park includes rustic campsites that are located on Horseshoe Lake and Roche Lake.
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: Established April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan.
- Conservation: The park protects a series of world-class recreational trout fishing lakes in a plateau setting, and encompasses small stands of old-growth interior Douglas-fir forest, highly productive habitat for moose, waterfowl and perching birds.
- Wildlife: Black bear, moose, mule deer, white-tailed deer and birds such as the Canada goose, mallard, common snipe, vesper sparrow and mountain bluebird all make their home in the park.
Activities Available at this Park
Ice fishing is sometimes available. Ensure that ice is safe before attempting this activity because aeration is used in some of the lakes to prevent winter kill.
The following link to the Fresh Water Fishing Society website provides more information on fishing at Roche Lake: http://www.gofishbc.com/where-to-fish/location-map.aspx?regionID=3
Pets on Leash
There are many informal trails for snowmobiling. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails.
Ice skating is available in this park. Ensure that ice is safe before attempting this activity because aeration is used in some of the lakes to prevent winter kill.
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
Camping outside of managed campgrounds is not recommended at this time.
For more information contact BC Parks at (250) 371-6200.