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Beaumont Provincial Park
Beaumont Provincial Park is located on Hwy 16 approximately 86 km (54 miles) east of Burns Lake and about 43 km (27 miles) west of Vanderhoof.

Fraser Lake
The park, traditionally known by the local First Nations as Nad'leh Bun, is just off Hwy 16 on the east side of Fraser Lake on Nautley Road. Fraser Lake is roughly 19 km (12 mile) long, with a shoreline of around 67 km (42 miles), with the Stellako River filling into the lake in the west and the Nautley River draining in the east. The small community of Fraser Lake is situated 16 km (10 miles) away to the west on Hwy 16 with Mouse Mountain, a local park, and Dry William Lake close by as well.

Park Facilities
The facilities at Beaumont Provincial Park include a concrete boat launch, sani-station for a nominal fee, some tap water stations, flush toilets, a children's playground, and a picnic and day-use area. There is also a self-guided interpretive trail that meanders through a marsh area where you can view wildlife in their natural habitat. At the day-use area, there is a nice sandy beach with changing rooms and water access into Fraser Lake. Like all BC Parks there are no lifeguards at Beaumont Provincial Park and swimming and watersports are at your own risk. Remember also to watch your children and non-swimmers as there is an abrupt drop-off near the shore.

Vehicle-Accessible Campground
There is a vehicle-accessible campground at Beaumont Provincial Park with 49 sites in total, of which 16 can be reserved through Discover Camping; the rest are on a first-come, first-served basis. The campground is generally open from May 15 - September 10 with the park gated in the off season. The campsites are fairly large, private, have picnic tables and fire-pits, and firewood is available for purchase from the facility operator.

Outdoor Recreational Activities
Besides swimming and boating, Beaumont Provincial Park offers a few other outdoor recreational activities, such as walking, hiking, wildlife and bird watching. Possible walks in the area include Mouse Mountain near Fraser Lake, Fraser Mountain, situated adjacent to Beaumont Provincial Park and towards the First Nation community of Stellaque, Red Bluff, a columnar basalt outcropping located on the north-west side of the lake.

Nautley River
Located near the entrance of Beaumont Provincial Park is one of the shortest rivers in the world; the Nautley River, only 800 metres (2,625 feet) in length, drains out of Fraser Lake. To view the Nautley River, continue north on Nautley Road through the First Nation community of Nadleh Whut'en, where you can find the Nautley River Bridge. Here you can generally find some Trumpeter swans feeding. Birders can also watch for Canada Geese, Loons, Redwing Blackbird, and Warblers throughout the area.

Local Services
If you require camping supplies, fuel, beverages, food, fresh fruits, and vegetables, the small community of Fraser Lake has a Super Valu store, a service station, and a couple of restaurants.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around British Columbia, please remember this, BC is bear country. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

BC Parks

 

Beaumont Provincial Park
Beaumont Provincial Park

 

Fraser Lake Beach at Beaumont
Fraser Lake

 

Day-Use Area at Beaumont
Day-Use Area at Beaumont

 

Campsite at Beaumont Provincial Park
Campsite at Beaumont Provincial Park

 

Nautley River at Nadleh Whut'en
Nautley River at Nadleh Whut'en

 

Historic Church - Nadleh Whut'en
Historic Church - Nadleh Whut'en

 
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