Lake Provincial Park is characterized by gently rolling terrain and
attractive, almost pure aspen forest on the east side of Puntchesakut
Lake, west of Quesnel in the BC Interior Plateau. The shoreline of
willow and birch surrounding this beautiful deep blue lake provides
shade and cover for fish and other wildlife.
park offers 1,200 metres of waterfront, including a beautiful stretch
of sandy beach. Facilities in the park include a day-use area for
picnicking. There is a covered shelter with 4 tables and a wood
stove as well as 2 change houses near the beach area. Fire pits
and picnic tables are located in the picnic area and a hand pump
for water in this park located next to the picnic shelter. There
are 5 pit toilets located throughout the park.
activities are lake oriented, and a swimming area is roped off at
the picnic area. No lifeguards are on duty. Paddling, canoeing,
kayaking, boating, waterskiing, swimming, and sunbathing are popular
activities in the park, and a concrete boat launch is located on
the north side of the park entrance. Parking is available for vehicles
and boat trailers. There is no maximum boat motor size on Puntchesakut
Lake. Hunting is not permitted in Puntchesakut Lake Provincial Park.
Lake supports a wide variety of fish species, including rocky mountain
whitefish and rainbow trout. 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. The lake freezes over in winter, providing
good ice fishing - and ice skating!
terrain in and surrounding the park is home to moose and deer, with
occasional sightings of porcupines, coyotes, and black bear.
Lake Provincial Park is located in the Cariboo region in the interior
of British Columbia, approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of Quesnel,
between Prince George
and Williams Lake. The
park can be accessed on the well-maintained and paved Nazko Road,
a trip of 25 to 30 minutes. There is good signage from the highway
to the park.