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Ten Mile Lake
Ten Mile lake Provincial Park is located off Hwy 97, approximately 12 km (7.5 miles) north of Quesnel and around 110 km (69 miles) south of Prince George.

Pacific Great Eastern Railway
During the early 1900s, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) hade a right-of-way that went from Quesnel to Prince George. The name 'Ten Mile' comes from the railway milepost distance from Quesnel. After WW II, this railway route was abandoned when engineers designed a better way, with less grade, to cross the Cottonwood River situated north of here. Today you can still see some evidence of the PGE's history with a section of old rail grade found in the park.

Main Attraction
The main attraction that brings people to Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park is the beautiful lake that is used extensively in the summer for fishing, watersports, and picnicking. The park also offers hiking along a 2 km (1.3 miles) self-guided nature trail that intersects a wetland at an active beaver dam, plus a longer loop trail that connects the two campgrounds. During the winter, the park boasts incredible cross-country skiing and snow shoeing along at least 10 km (6 miles) of trails.

Park Facilities
The facilities found at Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park include a day-use area with a covered picnic shelter, a number of picnic tables, horseshoe pits, some sandy beaches, fresh-water showers at the beach, a dog beach, changing rooms, plus a children's play area. There is a wide concrete boat launch available as well as a large parking lot for vehicles and boat trailers.

Beach Swimming
The park, with its numerous beaches and buoyed-off area, offers good swimming and watersports in the summer. Just like any BC Park there are no lifeguards present and swimming is at you own risk, so keep an eye especially on all small children, the elderly, and non-swimmers.

Campground
You can find a provincial camping area at Ten Mile Lake that offers two campgrounds, one closer to Hwy 97 and the other near the lake. The Touring campground found near the highway has 46 vehicle-accessible campsites, is open from May 15th to September 1st. It offers forested campsites, some pull troughs for larger RVs, and is really beneficial if you plan to tour the area or if you are completing a trip to the Yukon or Alaska. The Lakeside campground has 61 fairly private vehicle-accessible campsites and is open between May 15th and September 30th. Reservations for the Lakeside campground can only be made through Discover Camping.

Mosquitoes
Just remember if you do camp here there can be mosquitoes in the park, especially at night. To help dampen the issue, you can try to camp at Lakeside campground at one of the sites closer to the lake, where there's more of a breeze. Campfire rings are present at each campsite and wood can be purchased for a small fee from the campsite operator.

Wild Animals
There is no ATV use allowed in the park. Please remember to have your pets on leash and that bike helmets are mandatory in British Columbia. Also when you are hiking, remember there are not many direction signs on the trails and that wild animals, including bears, wolfs, coyotes, and cougars, could possibly be encountered.

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Ten Mile Lake
Ten Mile Lake

 

Lakeshore Trail
Lakeshore Trail

 

Adventure Playground
Adventure Playground

 

Fishing at Ten Mile Lake
Fishing at Ten Mile Lake

 

Lakeshore Campsite
Lakeshore Campsite

 

Touring Campground
Touring Campground

 

Beach at Ten Mile Lake
Beach at Ten Mile Lake

 

Concrete Boat Launch
Concrete Boat Launch

 

 

 

 
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