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Jewel Lake Park


Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers an old-fashioned camping experience in a natural setting with 26 vehicle accessible campsites, including 3 double sites, all available on a first-come, first-served basis. The majority of sites are small and private, enclosed by a thick forest of young hemlock and douglas fir with a mature birch and larch towering above. The sites are not appropriate for 5th wheel trailers and other large RVs. There is a self-registration vault where campers can deposit their fee if no staff are present. Greenwood, 12km from the park, provides the nearest community services. 

Vehicle accessible camping fee: $18.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.00 per senior party/night. Read the user fees policy for information on senior camping discounts.
Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Picnic areas
This park has a day-use/picnic area with a gravel parking lot large enough for about 15 vehicles. It is approximately 100m down a wide, gently sloping path to the small, secluded beach of sand and grass. Two pit toilets are located just above the beach. There are five picnic tables and two freestanding BBQs on the beach that is surrounded by thick cedar/hemlock forest. There is a beautiful view down the lake from this serene, private spot.
Pit or flush toilets

This park only has pit toilets, no flush toilets.

Drinking water

A hand pump is available roughly 50–100m from the campsites.

Interior Health has issued a permeant “boil water” advisory on this source.

Boat launch
Car-top boat-launching facilities are available in the park. There is a gravel parking lot that will accommodate approximately 10 vehicles. Below the parking area, the road does continue to the lake but ends in a steep drop off (too steep for a trailer) with no parking and a small turn around area too small for vehicles towing a trailer. It’s best to park above or back down the road to drop off a boat. There is a pit toilet located at the parking area. Boats are restricted to 10 horsepower.
While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act ). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.

There are no lifeguards on duty. There are no buoys marking the swimming area.

Jewel Lake is perfect for canoeing and kayaking due to its small size and the engine restriction on motorboats.

The lake is approximately 3km long and fly fishing for rainbow trout is a very popular activity. The lake is stocked with both brook trout and rainbow trout from the Summerland Trout Hatchery. Boats are restricted to 10 horsepower. Jewel Lake Resort is located on the south end of the lake and can provide you with basic essentials and boat rentals. There is ice-fishing allowed on Jewel Lake. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Jewel Lake Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.

Winter recreation

There is ice-fishing allowed on Jewel Lake. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.