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Niskonlith Lake Park


Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers 29 vehicle-accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis; campsite reservations are not accepted. Most of the campsites within the park are suitable for campers and small trailers only; however there are more open camping spots at the south end of the campground that may allow for larger trailers. Most sites are shaded. There is no gatehouse at this park. There is limited parking for extra vehicles.
please choose a site and self-register at the pay station.

Vehicle-accessible camping fee: $13.00 per party/night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $6.50 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Pit or flush toilets
This park only has pit toilets; no flush toilets.
Boat launch
There is a launching area for car-top boats. Niskonlith Lake has a 10 horsepower motor restriction.

Firewood is not provided in this park by the Operator. However, you are more then welcome to bring your own firewood as long as it meets current campfire restrictions of 0.5 meter X 0.5 meter in size.

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t 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. Bring a portable stove for cooking.

There is no designated swimming area. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Canoeing and kayaking are popular.

Fishing is popular at Niskonlith Lake for kokanee and rainbow trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing
There is an excellent opportunity to view the Chase community, the Thompson Valley, and Little Shuswap Lake as you climb out of the valley on Niskonlith Lake road on your way to the park.
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.

Cycling is permitted only on roads.

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

There are windsurfing opportunities.
Scuba diving
There are opportunities for scuba diving. The lake is popular with beginner divers.
Winter recreation

Many of this parks trails are suitable for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. The trails are not maintained in the winter months. There is limited road access to the park entrance during the winter.

There are ice fishing opportunities in this park.