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Charlie Lake Campground


The Park is open year round unless inaccessible due to weather conditions, especially during the off-season.

DescriptionOpening DateClosing Date
Gate AccessMay 11Sept 15
Services May 11 Sept 15
Reservable May 17 Sept 2

*All dates are subject to change without notice.

Vehicle Access Sites57
Reservable Sites51
Non-reservable Sites6
Reservable Picnic Shelters1

Link takes you to Discover Camping Webpage.

About the Park

The Charlie Lake area is very popular for bird enthusiasts and lake enthusiasts alike.  Parks users will enjoy hiking the park trail system that weaves among the 176 hectares of Trembling Aspen forest as well as the large play area and playground.

Charlie Lake Provincial Park is situated on the southwestern shore of 13 km long Charlie Lake. The park is located a short distance north of Fort St. John.


Campground Map



Alcoholic beverages is not allowed in the picnic shelter and surrounding public areas.

Conservation & Wildlife

Aspen is the dominant forest cover mixed with stands of birch, alder, lodgepole pine and spruce, and an understudy consisting mainly of Saskatoon berry bushes, soopolallie, flat-top spirea, waxberry and squashberry.

Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.

Wildlife is not prevalent in the park although large mammals such as moose, White-tailed deer, Mule deer and Black bear are fairly common throughout the area. Squirrels, chipmunks, beaver, Snowshoe hares and muskrat are more likely to be seen. Birds of the open woodlands are abundant in summer with species like the Northern Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ovenbird, American Redstart and White-throated sparrow much in evidence. Waterfowl are frequent visitors to the lake and shoreline and a walk through the park will often rouse a Sharp-tailed or Ruffed grouse.

Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife.