Set on the Bonaparte Plateau, this park protects a series of interconnected small lakes and wetlands. No camping or day-use facilities are provided, but a trail system connects some of the lakes and offers an opportunity for walk-in trout fishing.
Tsintsunko Lakes park protect a series of interconnected small lakes and wetlands on the Bonaparte plateau.
Park Size: 333 hectares
Location and Maps
This park is located approximately 40 km northwest of Kamloops, accessed via Westsyde Road. Follow the Jamieson Creek Forest Service Road to the Beaverhut Road. Turn left at the Beaverhut/Home Cabin junction. The trailhead is about 13 km from the Jamieson Creek Road.
History - The park was established on April 30, 1996.
Cultural Heritage - There are historical trails and old cabin sites in the park.
Conservation - The park encompasses a portion of Tsintsunko Lake and an interconnected series of smaller lakes and wetlands. Engelmann spruce, subalpine fir and lodgepole pine are found on Bonaparte Plateau.
Wildlife - The park provides calving and summer habitat for moose and waterfowl. Wild rainbow trout are found in the lakes.
The many small lakes on the plateau are popular with canoeists and kayakers.
Wild rainbow trout stocks are found in most lakes. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Primitive trails connect some of the lakes for walk-in fishing access. 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.
Anyone hunting in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the B.C. Hunting Regulations for seasons and closures.
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 trails connecting the lakes that are very good for wildlife
viewing and nature study.
Snowshoeing provides a way to experience the park in the winter; however, there are no designated trails.
Facilities Available at this Park
No firewood is available and no fire rings are installed. If a campfire is used, please keep it small, and ensure it is completely out before you leave. Only wood that is dead and lying on the ground can be used for campfires. Camp stoves are recommended for cooking. Check for campfire bans before entering the backcountry. In some parks, campfires are not permitted at any time.