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Jewel Lake Provincial Park
Jewel Lake Provincial Park is located in the Boundary Region of British Columbia, 14 km (9 miles) north-east of the small community of Greenwood.

Park Highlights
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.

Travelling Here
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.

Campground
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 choose.

Park Facilities
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 the lake.

Winter Time
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.

Greenwood
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.

Jewel Lake Resort
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.

Bear 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.

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Jewel Lake Provincial Park
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Jewel Lake Provincial Park
Jewel Lake Provincial Park

 

Private Campsites
Private Campsites

 

Trail to Day-Use Area
Trail to Day-Use Area

 

Jewel Lake Resort
Jewel Lake Resort

 
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