A geologically interesting area offering rustic camping facilities, fishing and nature appreciation. Blue Earth Lake Park includes lakes, wetlands and riparian areas in a deep valley with significant value for song birds and waterfowl, surrounding upland forests and the Pavilion Mountains.
There are no defined sites. The area can accommodate 5 or 6 camping parties. All campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not accepted. On the first lake there are 3-4 sites. These sites have very little shade. The second lake has 2 sites. The first site has very little shade, the second has a number of trees around it. Most visitors camp with a truck and camper. The sites are very rustic. There are no tables. There are rock fire rings. There is no fee. There are no facilities other than toilets at this remote park. Please note the road to this park can be very slippery in wet weather. The area is open year-round depending on weather and road conditions.
There are two user maintained pit toilets. Visitors need to bring their own toilet paper.
There is an undeveloped area to launch small boats or canoes. Most visitors use small car top boats on these lakes.
If visitors require a campfire, keeping the campfire small can conserve firewood and air quality. Do not leave your campfire unattended. Please ensure the campfire is completely extinguished before leaving the area. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, it is prohibited to gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. If you rely on campfires for cooking, be prepared to bring a portable stove should a campfire ban be implemented.
There are no developed trails in the park. There are paths that follow the shoreline of the lakes. Visitors may walk along the roads in the area but should use caution and be alert to occasional traffic.
The lakes are very small in size, but canoeing and kayaking are popular.
Blue Earth Lake is popular for trout fishing. A stream used by spawning trout connects the lakes. Fishing is good throughout the spring and summer, but is dependant on the weather. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. 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.
Mountain biking is possible on the numerous logging roads in the area. Visitors should exercise caution if active logging is occurring in the area.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Blue Earth Lake Provincial Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.
Hunting is permitted in this park only during lawful game hunting season. Check the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
30 km southwest of Cache Creek, Blue Earth Lake Provincial Park is accessed by gravel road from the Trans Canada Hwy north of Spences Bridge. The turnoff from the highway is onto Venables Valley Rd. The park boundary is reached approximately 17 km from this turnoff. Visitors need to refer to a backcountry road map to access this park. With new clearcuts and logging roads being created, it is easy to lose your way. The nearest community, town or city is Cache Creek.
To Blue Earth Lake (zeroed from the Venables Valley Road Highway #1 Turnoff):
|0 km||Turn off Highway #1 at Venables Valley Road (Main Entrance)|
|4.8 km||Keep Right|
|5.2 km||Four-Way Intersection, Go Straight Through|
|9.5 km||Keep Right|
|9.8 km||Keep Left (Major Road to Right)|
|11.1 km||Keep Right|
|12.3 km||Keep Left|
|12.4 km||Keep Right|
|12.9 km||Go Straight (Major Road to Right)|
|14.8 km||Keep Left|
|16.0 km||Keep Left|
|16.5 km||Keep Right|
|16.8 km||Keep Left|
|16.9 km||Park Boundary Sign|
|17.6 km||Camping Area at Small Lake|
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.