Trepanier Provincial Park
About This Park
Trepanier Provincial Park was established in 2001, to protect important water, biodiversity and recreation values, including Trepanier Creek drainage.
The Cameron Lake area is a small fishing lake pleasantly surrounded by mature forest and regenerating stands. The north and west shorelines are regenerating after a 1970 wildfire and salvage logging.
Trepanier Provincial Park covers Lacoma Creek from Cameron Lake down to Silver Creek beside Hwy 97C. It does not include Paynter Lake or Jackpine Lake. The area is roughly 24 km west of Kelowna.
Cameron Lake is 2-wheel drive-accessible, right off Bear Forest Service Road.
To reach the Lacoma Lake trailhead: If coming from Peachland, take Trepanier Bench Rd off of Hwy 97 (3 km north of the traffic lights in Peachland). This road heads north from Hwy 97 for 7.5 km and passes under Hwy 97C onto Trepanier Rd. If coming from Westbank/Kelowna, take Trepanier Road exit off Hwy 97C. The exit is located approximately 6 kilometres from the intersection of Hwy 97C (Okanagan Connector) and Hwy 97. Whether coming from either direction, the pavement ends shortly on the Trepanier Road. Once on the gravel portion of the road, continue travelling another 8.5 km to an unmarked trailhead which is located at the turnaround. Ensure you keep right on the main gravel road as the alternative routes are not passable. The road is rough and overgrown and has no regular maintenance. It requires a vehicle with good clearance (4x4 highly recommended).
The nearest communities are Peachland and Westbank.
Nature and Culture
- Cultural Heritage: The area protects a prehistoric trail between the Douglas plateau and the Okanagan Valley. Fur traders also used the area as a transportation corridor.
- Conservation: The park protects a remnant of the Southern Thompson Upland and includes MSdm2, IDFdk2 biogeoclimatic zones. Three blue-listed species are present: Flammulated owl, Western rattlesnake and Yellow-bellied racer.
- Management Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
Cycling/mountain biking is permitted in this park.