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Vehicle-accessible camping

There are vehicle-accessible campsites with 21 double sites. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available. 

Most sites will accommodate medium to large size recreational units. The sites are treed and provide a fair amount of privacy. With a small or medium sized camping unit, there will be room for a second vehicle. 

During the shoulder season, if there are no staff at the gatehouse upon arrival, choose a site and pay later. Staff will be at the campground at least once a day. During the high season staff will occupy the gatehouse during the opening hours of the park and fees can be paid there. If you have a reservation, check the reservation board beside the gatehouse to learn which site has been allocated to you.

  • The front gate is locked from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.
  • There is a resort five minutes from the park providing a few amenities.
  • A pay phone is located at the entrance to the park.
  • There are two recycle centres in the campground.
  • There is no wilderness backcountry camping.
Vehicle-accessible camping fee$23 per party per night
BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)$11.50 per senior party per night

For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page. 

Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Drinking water

There are potable cold water taps located throughout the campground. 

There is an adventure playground and two horseshoe pitches located near the centre of the campground, close to the day-use area.
Boat launch

There is a concrete car ramp for boats. There is also a speed restriction of 20km per hour on the lake.


A user pay sani-station is located near the entrance to the park. 

Sani-station use fee: $5 per discharge

Firewood can be purchased from the park operator or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. If you rely on campfires for cooking, be prepared to bring a portable stove should a campfire ban be implemented.

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, it is prohibited to 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. 

Picnic areas

There are 34 picnic tables. The day-use is a large grassy area near the shore of the lake. Large fir trees shade some of the tables. There is a parking lot adjacent to the day-use. 

Next to the day-use is a picnic shelter. The picnic shelter contains five tables, counter space, a sink but no water hook-up and has lexan windows to provide protection from the wind.

Pit or flush toilets
Pit toilets and flush pit toilets are located throughout the campground. Flush toilets are located in the day-use area.

The Gus Johnson Trail circles the lake. through forest and skirting wet meadows. It is approx. 8km in length. From the park there is access to the Gus Johnson Trail and the extensive Stake Lake trail system. Stake Lake provides over 45km of trails. Both trails are used for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. 

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 146 metres of sandy beach. Swimming is popular and there is a sectioned off swim area. There are no lifeguards on duty.

Canoeing and kayaking opportunities are available in this park.

Lac Le Jeune is famous for its rainbow trout fish, an average size of 1.5kg. There is a 76m long fishing wharf located in front of the day-use area. There are numerous area lakes providing ice fishing opportunities during the winter season. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Interpretive programs

Naturalist, interpretive and educational programs are being held during the summer season. 

Programs are designed for children but entertaining for adults as well. The programs are educational and include guest speakers, presentations with animals from the BC Wildlife Park and various types of entertainment. There is no charge for the presentations. The interpretive programs are held at the amphitheatre unless it rains and then held in the picnic shelter. 

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has a fun, hands on, Learn to Fish Program that teaches basic angling skills to youth under 16 years old. Check back to this page or ask the park operator for more information.

Wildlife viewing
Moose, bear, lynx and other animals can be seen along the Gus Johnson and Stake Lake trails. Many birds, including waterfowl, are found along the lakeshore. Watch for great blue heron waiting motionless at the water’s edge.
Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in park buildings. On the beach, pets are restricted to a signed area near the west end of the parking lot. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to the potential for problems with bears and other wildlife.


Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia. Cycling opportunities are available on the Gus Johnson and Stake Lake trails with over 45km of trails.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Lac Le Jeune 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

Cross-country skiing is popular on the Gus Johnson Trail on the east and south side of the lake, and the adjacent Stake Lake ski area provides 45km of groomed trails. Snowshoeing opportunities and ice-skating are available in the Stake Lake area. There are numerous area lakes providing ice fishing opportunities during the winter season. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.