Puntchesakut Lake Provincial Park comprises approximately 38 hectares of gently rolling aspen forest. Located on the east side of Puntchesakut Lake, the park offers 1200 metres of waterfront, including a beautiful stretch of sandy beach and is easily accessible from Quesnel.
Most recreation activities are lake oriented. Angling for trout in the spring and fall is perhaps the most popular pursuit, with anglers often catching trout up to 3 lb in size. Other activities include swimming, sunbathing, canoeing, boating, and water skiing. The park is also popular for picnicking. Hunting is not permitted in Puntchesakut Lake Provincial Park.
Established Date: June 26, 1980
Park Size: 38 hectares
Stay Safe: The park supports multiple lake-oriented activities. Please adopt safe boating procedures at all times, and be aware of canoeists, kayakers, and swimmers.
The lake supports a wide variety of fish species, most notably, rocky mountain whitefish and rainbow trout. When the lake freezes over, there are ice fishing opportunities in the winter. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Cycling is permitted on roads and trails in the park. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Puntchesakut 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.
The lake freezes over allowing for ice skating and ice fishing opportunities in the winter. When the lake freezes over, there are ice fishing opportunities in the winter. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
The park is located approximately 40 km west of Quesnel. It can be accessed via Nazko Road (well-maintained and paved), and the trip takes approximately 25 minutes. For additional map information, please refer to topographical map numbers: 1:50,000 93B/15.
This park proudly operated by:
Silvertip Park Services Ltd.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.