This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
- For safety reasons, firearms are not permitted in the park. Sowchea Bay is closed to hunting.
Sowchea Bay Provincial Park
About This Park
A picturesque park that was formerly a forestry campsite; the campground is along Stuart Lake, with the majority of campsites right next to the water. The park is located only 20 km from Fort St. James.
Date Established: July 28, 1989
Park Size: 13 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.)
|May 15 – September 4
(Gate is closed during the off-season)
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 15 – September 4|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||May 19 – September 3|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||30|
|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.|
Know Before You Go
- There is no day-use area at Sowchea Bay Provincial Park (use facilities at Paarens Beach Provincial Park, just 5 km east on Sowchea Bay Road).
- This campsite was once a Forest Service recreation site. Site layout is not BC Parks standard; larger RVs may have difficulty maneuvering.
- This is a busy destination for boaters and anglers, with a single lane concrete boat launch available with limited parking.
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.
- Management Planning Information
- There is currently no approved valid management plan for this area. Management plans are prepared as soon as practicable, subject to available resources and the ability of key planning partners to participate.