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McConnell Lake Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
This park is a day-use area only
No camping or campfires are permitted at any time of the year
Be prepared for the trail
Use extra caution and be on the look-out for slippery and potentially dangerous conditions along the trail, due to frost/ice-melt conditions common in both the fall and spring.
Wildlife Safety Alert
There are potentially aggressive moose in the area. Wild animals may be dangerous – please be considerate and do not approach. As a reminder, all dogs must be on a leash – this is to protect the dogs and all of the values in the park (including the safety of the animals who reside in the park). Please observe and follow all official signs by BC Parks.
About This Park
Know Before You Go
BC Parks and the BC Wildfire Service are working year-round to minimize the amount of fallen trees across the Lakeshore Loop Trail (as per the direction provided by the Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor: Parks and Recreation Module). Please respect the signage and staff when they are carrying out this work in the area.
If you experience fallen trees across the trail that do not allow for reasonable movement around/through – please contact the Kamloops office at 250 371-6200
- Campfires are not permitted; observe posted signs.
- The Lakeshore Loop Trail is 3.5 km in length. If you are enjoying the trail with your four-legged companion, please ensure he/she is on a leash and under control – we want to make sure this is a trail that everyone can enjoy. Please make sure to clean up after your dog, including bringing his/her waste out of the park – outhouses are for human waste only (not bags, diapers, garbage, etc.).
- The nearest public telephone is at the entrance to Lac Le Jeune Park, approx. 5 km away.
- Please help to prevent the spread of Eurasian Water Milfoil by removing all weeds from your boat and motor before launching and after removing it from the lake.
Location and Maps
Nature and Culture
- History: Through the LRMP McConnell Lake was established in 1996 as a Class “A” park; McConnell Lake has been protected as a Recreation Area for many years.
- Conservation: The park represents a typical plateau lake surrouonded by hilly forested uplands. There are Montane Spruce and old growth specimens of Douglas Fir. The riparian and shoal areas provide critical habitat and feeding areas for rainbow trout.
- Wildlife: McConnell Lake is noted for rainbow trout.
- Management Planning Information
- Approved Management Plan for McConnell Lake Provincial Park [PDF]
This is not the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Informal snowshoeing can occur depending on snow levels and access. Cross-country skiing is available at nearby Stake Lake where there are over 45 km of trail.
The lake is popular for ice fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.