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Visitor Information
  • This is a wild area with limited Park Ranger patrols; visitors must be self-sufficient.

Tsintsunko Lakes Provincial Park

About This Park

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.

Special Features:

Tsintsunko Lakes park protect a series of interconnected small lakes and wetlands on the Bonaparte plateau.

Park Size: 333 hectares

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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.

 

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Nature and Culture

  • 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.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

The many small lakes on the plateau are popular with canoeists and kayakers.
Fishing

Fishing

Wild rainbow trout stocks are found in most lakes. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

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.
Hunting

Hunting

Anyone hunting in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the B.C. Hunting Regulations for seasons and closures.
Pets on Leash

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.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are trails connecting the lakes that are very good for wildlife viewing and nature study.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Snowshoeing provides a way to experience the park in the winter; however, there are no designated trails.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

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.