Cedar Point Park is situated on Quesnel Lake, six km from the town of Likely. Old-growth cedars are located throughout the park including the campground area.
Quesnel Lake offers spectacular scenery and excellent swimming, boating and fishing.
The park offers a unique outdoor “mining museum” featuring mock shafts, adits (horizontal entries to a mine) and old machinery.
Cedar Point Park is a Class “C” park and operated by a board from Likely. This park is occupied year-round by a member of the board.
Class C parks are established by order in council Class C parks differ from Class A parks in that a Class C park must be managed by a local board appointed by the minister. They are generally small parks providing local recreational amenities.
This Class “C” park is managed by a Class C Parks Board in the community of Likely, B.C.
For more information regarding Cedar Point Class C Park, please contact the Cedar Point Park Board at: 250 790-2106 or email@example.com
There are group campsites available. However, they are not designated group sites so the number of people/parties allowed at each site is flexible. There are no covered shelters or barbeques at these sites.
This park offers vehicle-accessible campsites. There is room for tents as well as large rigs, as there are around 29 campsites in a variety of sizes. Parking is also available for extra vehicles. The caretaker house is located at the entrance at the park.
If staff are not available when you arrive at the campground, choose your site and pay later. Staff will be at the campground at least once a day during the camping season.
Some facilities and hiking trails in the park are wheelchair-accessible.
There is a lakeside day-use picnic area with tables, public dock and play area adjacent to the park.
Only pit toilets available. They are located throughout the campground and near the ball diamond.
Cold water taps are located throughout the park. They do not have hose hook-ups for campers/trailers. Taps are shut off during the off season.
This park has a playground. There are swings and an adventure playground by the ball diamond and swings by the beach. These are grassy play areas.
A single-wide public boat launch is located right next to the park. This boat launch is not paved and has a fairly steep drop off. There is a parking area for vehicles and boat trailers and it is possible to leave them there overnight. However, boats should not be left in the water or beached overnight. Be cautious of the electrical cables nearby, especially in high water when the cables are underwater.
A sani-station dump is available during the collecting season. A small fee is charged for the service.
Firewood is provided and included in your overnight camping fee. There is also a fire ring in the day-use area for campfires.
To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t 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. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
There are some short trails along a creek and along the beach at low water. 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.
There is a sandy beach just outside of the park on Quesnel Lake that is popular with swimmers. Please note: there is a small current on this part of the lake and there are no lifeguards on duty.
Quesnel Lake is very large and offers opportunities for short or multi-day paddling trips. Being a large lake, it is subject to strong winds and big waves, so keep your eyes on the weather, stay close to shore and always wear a PFD. White water kayaking on the nearby Cariboo and Quesnel Rivers is also popular.
There are excellent fishing opportunities for rainbow trout, char and kokanee in Quesnel Lake at this park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Licences can be bought in Likely.
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.
Bicycles must keep to roadways, and bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Cedar Point 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.
People can waterski on Quesnel Lake. There is no maximum boat motor size.
Drive to Likely via 150 Mile House (120 km northeast) or via McLeese Lake (about 120 km due east) off Hwy 97. The park is 6 km beyond Likely. The closest communities, towns and cities are Likely, Horsefly and Williams Lake.
For information concerning the vehicle-accessible campground, please email the park caretaker: Tate Patton
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.