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Jimsmith Lake Park


Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are accepted and first-come first-served sites are available. Originally quite isolated, the park is now surrounded by acreages and a growing residential community. 

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $23.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $11.50 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
The park provides the only developed day-use facility immediately adjacent to Cranbrook. The day-use area is split by the access road with the lower part accommodating sunbathers and swimmers and the upper area used by groups for picnicking and field games. The day-use gates are open from 8:00am to 10:00pm.
Pit or flush toilets
This park only has pit toilets. They are located in the campground and in the day-use area.
Drinking water
There are cold water taps conveniently located in the campground and in the day-use area. Taps are only available during the operating season.
Boat launch
There is a paved boat launch at this park. Power boats are prohibited. Car top boats or canoes only.

Firewood can be purchased from the Park Operator in some parks or you can bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please do not gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. Bring a portable stove for cooking.

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.
There is a sandy beach and swimming area in this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park.

Fishing for jumbo rainbow trout and large-mouth bass is a regular sport here. 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, day use areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.

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 Jimsmith Lake Provincial 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.