Jewel Lake Provincial Park is located in the Boundary Region of
British Columbia, 14 km (9 miles) north-east of the small community
The main highlight of this provincial park is Jewel Lake, a beautiful
serene lake about 3 km (2 miles) long, set in a forested wilderness
setting. Jewel Lake is well-noted in the area for having great fishing
plus a number of opportunities for wildlife watching, hiking, mountainbiking,
swimming, great canoeing and kayaking.
To get here, take Hwy 3 east of Osoyoos
to 3 km (2 miles) past Greenwood or 38 km (24 miles) west of Grand
Forks to Boundary Creek Road, then travel approximately 5 km
(3 miles), then take Jewel Lake Road around 12 km (7.5 miles) to
the park gates.
The campground found at Jewel Lake is one of those rare hidden secrets
found in the BC Park system. The campsites which are available are
on a on a first-come, first-served basis are fairly small, very
private with a mixed forest of Douglas fir, hemlock,cedar, birch
and larch trees and, depending on the date, the campground tends
to be under-used with lots of available campsites from which to
The park facilities include a day-use area including picnic tables
near the lake, pit-toilets, campfire rings, firewood available for
a small fee, a hand pump for drinking water and a launching area
for car-top-style boats. Jewel Lake has a boat size restriction
of up to 10 horsepower and has been stocked with Rainbow and Brook
trout from the Trout Hatchery in Summerland. There is a short trail
in the park that leads from the campground to the day-use area by
During the winter time there are some snowmobiling, snowshoeing
and cross-country skiing opportunities in the nearby countryside.
For fishers, there is some ice fishing potential in Jewel Lake,
especially for the Brook trout.
Other things in the area that are worth the visit include seeing
the historic City of Greenwood only 14 km (9 miles) away. Here you
can find provisions if you need them, Greenwood Museum, a self-guided
heritage building tour and a wide variety of shops offering antiques
and curios. Greenwood is also home to one of the best coffee shops
in the Boundary Region - the Copper Eagle Cappuccino and Bakery.
If you need a change from campground cooking or would like to rent
a boat, there is the nearby Jewel Lake Resort, which had a change
of ownership and is now operated by former NHL player, Jim Harrison
who, at one time played for the Toronto Maple Leafs. At Jewel Lake
Resort you can find a small café that specializes in home-cooked
meals, cabins, and a small RV Park with 40 sites available which
include some with electricity and tent space, boat rentals and canoes,
small power boats and great fishing advice for Jewel Lake.
and Wildlife Safety
Just a reminder, because of the remoteness of Jewel Lake Provincial
Park, proper wildlife and bear safety procedures must be practised
at all times. Make sure you clean fish away from the campground
and keep food and garbage stowed away. Also the swimming area has
no lifeguards and is not roped off, so please keep an eye on small
children and non-swimmers.
Jewel Lake Provincial
Jewel Lake Provincial
Trail to Day-Use
Jewel Lake Resort