Mountain and lake weather can change rapidly; be prepared. Visitors should be aware that high winds can come up quickly.
Swimming in non-buoyed areas is dangerous due to boat traffic. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
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James Chabot Provincial Park
About This Park
A broad, sandy beach backed with open, grassy play areas offers pleasant surroundings for families who enjoy lakeshore recreation. Windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming are popular activities. There is an adventure playground and a volleyball court.
Park Size: 14 hectares
Know Before You Go
Location and Maps
Nature and Culture
- Cultural Heritage: The area now known as Althamer and the north end of Lake Windemere, were know to have sustained large numbers of First Nations encampments (pre-colonial Period). These settlements were frequented during salmon runs along the Columbia River. The runs are now extinct because of dams on the lower reaches of the river. The park is located within close proximity to the salmon beds along the Columbia River, known traditionally as “Kwataqnuk”, meaning “where the water leaves the lake.”
- Conservation: The diversity of life and geography preserved in the nearby Columbia Wetlands offer spectacular canoeing, landscape viewing, wildlife and birding opportunities.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Activities Available at this Park
A newly constructed 350 metre elevated boardwalk, allows pedestrians to view wildlife and appreciate the wetland within the park. The boardwalk is part of a initiative by the Columbia Rivers Greenways Alliance to link natural habitat and green spaces along the Columbia River. Here is a copy of the James Chabot Dragonfly Boardwalk Information Release [PDF] and copies of the Welcoming Sign [PDF] and Thank You Sign [PDF] .
Dogs must be leashed at all times on the Dragonfly boardwalk and gravel path leading to the boardwalk.