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Trepanier Provincial Park

About This Park

Trepanier Provincial Park was established on April 18, 2001, to protect important water, biodiversity and recreation values, including Trepanier Creek drainage.
The Cameron Lake area is a small fishing lake pleasantly surrounded by mature forest and regenerating stands. The north and west shorelines are regenerating after a 1970 wildfire and salvage logging.

Park Size: 2,884 hectares

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Location and Maps

The Trepanier Provincial Park covers Lacoma Creek from Cameron Lake down to Silver Creek beside Hwy 97C. It does not include Paynter Lake or Jackpine Lake. The area is roughly 24 km west of Kelowna.

Cameron Lake is 2-wheel drive access right off Bear Forest Service Road.

To reach the Lacoma Lake trailhead:  If coming from Peachland, take Trepanier Bench Rd off of Hwy 97 (3 km north of the traffic lights in Peachland). This road heads north from Hwy 97 for 7.5 kms and passes under Hwy 97C onto Trepanier Rd.  If coming from Westbank/Kelowna - take Trepanier Road exit off Hwy 97C. The exit is located approximately 6 kilometres from the intersection of Hwy 97C (Okanagan Connector) and Hwy 97. Whether coming from either direction, the pavement ends shortly on the Trepanier Road. Once on the gravel portion of the road, continue travelling another 8.5 kms to an unmarked trailhead which is located at the turnaround. Ensure you keep right on the main gravel road as the alternative routes are not passable. The road is rough and overgrown and has no regular maintenance. It requires a vehicle with good clearance (4x4 highly recommended).

The nearest communities are Peachland and Westbank.

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Nature and Culture

  • Cultural Heritage  - The area protects a prehistoric trail between the Douglas plateau and the Okanagan Valley. Fur traders also used the area as a transportation corridor.
  • Conservation - The park protects a remnant of the Southern Thompson Upland and includes MSdm2, IDFdk2 biogeoclimatic zones. Three blue-listed species are present: Flammulated owl, Western rattlesnake and Yellow-bellied racer.
  • General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information

  • Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
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Activities Available at this Park

Fishing

Fishing

Rainbow trout are found in Lacoma Lake. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Refer to the current BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for specific catch quotas and regulations; Lacoma and Cameron lakes are in Region 8 (Okanagan).
Hiking

Hiking

There is an 11 km trail from Trepanier Creek to Lacoma Lake that is well marked from the trailhead parking area at Clover Creek to Lacoma Lake. The first half of the trail is easy grade following an old road. The second part of the trail, has steep sections and passes through mixed evergreen and deciduous forest. There are interesting valley and canyon views. Elevation gain is about 200m (650ft.) Allow 5 - 7 hours for a comfortable round trip. The trail is not maintained regularly and may not be to BC Parks standards. 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.
Hunting

Hunting

Trepanier is open to hunting during the lawful game season. See the British Columbia Hunting and Trapping regulations synopsis for further details.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. Practice “Leave No Trace” camping; choose a camp spot that will do the least damage to vegetation; if you pack it in, pack it out; do not damage live vegetation; dispose of personal waste or waste water at least 100 metres from the lake or any creek. There is a user-maintained campsite at the south end of Lacoma Lake and a former forest recreation site at Cameron Lake which is also user-maintained.