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Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
Ten Mile Lake is a very popular recreational destination for local residents and visitors. It offers a large picnic area, three sandy beaches, a boat launch, and great fishing not to mention attractive, treed campsites, showers and flush toilets.
A 2 km nature trail to a large beaver pond, through forest and along an abandoned rail road is very rewarding to hike. In the winter the park’s trails are transformed into approximately 10 km of cross country ski trails.
Established Date: February 5, 1962
Park Size: 343 hectares
Know Before You Go
- ORVs are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides.
All campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Group Picnic Shelter Reservations
Location and Maps
Please note: Any maps listed are for information only; they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and Brochures
Nature and Culture
- History: Ten Mile Lake Park was established in 1962 as a recreational destination for residents of Quesnel, as well as travellers on the Cariboo Highway. The name of the park comes from the milepost on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway that stood here in the early 1900s. There is still evidence of the abandoned rail grade in the park; the tracks had to be relocated because of difficulties in crossing the Cottonwood River north of the park.
- Cultural Heritage: The city of Quesnel was established as a supply centre during the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1860s. It was originally much smaller than nearby Barkerville, which is now preserved as a Historic Town.
- Conservation: Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park is situated within the Fraser Basin, an irregular shaped depression of gently rolling hills and shallow lakes covering much of North Central B.C. The park lies in a transition area between the wetter Quesnel Highlands to the east, and the dry Chilcotin Plateau to the west, leading to a wide diversity of plant species. You can find white spruce, Douglas-fir, trembling aspen and lodgepole pine, while the forest floor is home to shrubs like red osier dogwood and saskatoon. Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.
- Wildlife: Walk the Beaver Pond trail and view a beaver lodge and series of beaver dams. Ducks Unlimited has placed waterfowl nesting boxes and platforms around the beaver pond.
Activities Available at this Park
A self-guiding nature trail begins in the day-use parking lot opposite the picnic shelter. View a beaver lodge and a series of beaver dams. Note the nest boxes and platforms around the pond built by Ducks Unlimited.
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
There are approximately 10 km of cross-country ski trails set in the winter.
There are also snowshoeing opportunities at this park and the lake freezes over in the winter allowing for ice skating. The road into the park is ploughed to the first parking lot.
There are ice fishing opportunities in this park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Facilities Available at this Park
Some facilities and hiking trails in the park are wheelchair-accessible. There is paved access to the flush toilet buildings and showers at the Lakeside Campground and gravel access to the picnic shelter in the day-use area.
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites. There are two large campground areas in the park, known as Lakeside and Touring. Campsite reservations are accepted at the Lakeside Campground and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
The Lakeside campground consists of 60 sites, 6 of which are double sites. The Touring campground consists of 46 sites. There are a variety of shaded, treed, and open sites and extra parking available at each campground.
The gate to the park is locked between 11:00pm and 7:00am. Only registered campers are allowed in the campground after 11:00pm and quiet time is between 10:00pm and 7:00am.