Park ContactFor information concerning the vehicle-accessible campground, please email the park caretaker: Tate Patton
Cedar Point Provincial Park
About This Park
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.
Class C Park
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Nature and Culture
- History: Cedar Point was first mentioned in Hudson Bay Company maps from 1832. The area was used as a stopover by the interior Shuswap people and later as a rendezvous spot for trappers and fur traders. Gold was discovered in Cedar Creek, which runs through the park, in 1858.
- Conservation: The park lies within the interior wet belt. The campground’s unique landscape is set amongst an old growth cedar forest. Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.
- Wildlife: A variety of wildlife inhabits the area, including deer, black bear, moose, fox and otter. Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife.
- Management Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
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.
Bicycles must keep to roadways, and bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
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.
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.
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 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.
People can waterski on Quesnel Lake. There is no maximum boat motor size.
Facilities Available at this Park
Some facilities and hiking trails in the park are wheelchair-accessible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a lakeside day-use picnic area with tables, public dock and play area adjacent to the park.
Pit or Flush Toilets
Only pit toilets available. They are located throughout the campground and near the ball diamond.
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 sani-station dump is available during the collecting season. A small fee is charged for the service.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
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.