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Green Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
Green Lake Provincial Park is made up of 11 sites: Arrowhead, Black Bear, Blue Spring, Boyd Bay, Buckside Hill, Emerald Bay, Green Lake Islands, Little Arrowhead, Nolan Creek and Sunset View. Six of these sites have developed facilities.
The open rangeland and mixed forests of aspen and lodgepole pine found here are typical of the Cariboo’s landscape.
Green Lake is one of the larger bodies of water in the southern portion of the Cariboo. The lake is about 14 km long averaging 1.5 km in width with an irregular shoreline of approximately 57 km. The lake has a low flushing rate and together with the chemical composition of the warm shallow waters, creates the greenish hue giving the lake its name.
Established Date: July 10, 1975
Park Size: 346.9 hectares
Know Before You Go
- ORVs are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides.
All campsite, group campsite and group picnic shelter reservations must be made the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted at all campgrounds, which are located in the middle and at opposite sides of Green Lake.
Group Campsite Reservations
Group Picnic Shelter Reservations
There is a BC Parks information shelter, which provides information on campground and picnic area locations and a sani-station, located at the south end of the park. Access is approximately 16 km northeast of 70 Mile House off Hwy #97 along North Bonaparte Road or approximately 18 km south of Hwy #24 at Lone Butte and follow the signs along Watch Lake Road. The closest communities, towns and cities are 70 Mile House, Lone Butte and 100 Mile House.
Nature and Culture
- History: Green Lake Provincial Park was established in July of 1975 as an area of high recreational opportunity. Popular summer recreational activities include swimming, boating, fishing, waterskiing, and nature walks.
- Conservation: As one of the largest water bodies in the southern part of the Cariboo Plateau, Green Lake is a valuable fish and waterfowl habitat area. The low fishing reate of this shallow lake maintains a high content of algae and other micro-organisms, which along with the chemical composition of the water itself, gives it the emerald green hue for which it is known.
- Wildlife: The area is fairly abundant with moose and deer. Limited numbers of black bear, coyote, squirrels and marmots are also present. The west end of the lake attracts waterfowl as a nesting and migratory resting area. Owls and golden eagles can also be seen.
- Management Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF] for Green Lake Provincial Park
- BC Parks is currently in the process of developing a management plan for this park.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
The group site is composed of four pods with three tables at each pod. The group site is situated close to the lake and in an open setting surrounded by native grass and aspen trees for shade. Very private and quiet. Minimum of 15 and a Maximum of 60 people per party. Reservation information »
Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Read the Youth Group policy about Criteria for Youth Groups.
Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $80.00/group site/night, plus $5/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers 3 vehicle accessible campgrounds. Campsite reservations are accepted at all sites, Emerald Bay and Sunset View campgrounds, which are located at opposite sides of Green Lake and at Arrowhead campground in the middle. Emerald Bay and Sunset View are campgrounds nestled amongst the trees where as Arrowhead consists of waterfront camping in a fairly open area.
Emerald Bay campground has 51 sites, a few of which are double sites. Many of the sites are long and spacious. Sunset View has 54 sites, a few of which are also double sites. Arrowhead has 16 high density sites that are smaller than at the other campgrounds. However, large rigs may still fit in some of these sites. There is room for extra vehicles at the larger sites.
If there is no staff at the campground upon arrival, choose a site and pay later. Staff will be at the campground at least once a day during the camping season. There is a telephone located at the Sunset View campground and the closest store is at Little Horse Lake Lodge near Emerald Bay or at 70 Mile House.
If you are unsure of the specific campground locations, refer to the site map for further information.