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Charlie Lake

Hours of Operation

*All dates are subject to change without notice

Opening and Closing Dates:
MAY 11 - SEPTEMBER 15 (Gate is closed during off season)

Campground dates with full services:

Campground reservable dates:

Total number of vehicle accessible campsites:

Number of reservable campsites, if applicable:
51 *all remaining sites are first-come, first-served.
Contact for Picnic Shelter Reservations

Campground Map


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. View the area map and be sure to take a look at the photo gallery.

Picnic Shelter: The picnic shelter in the day-use available for registration at this campground.  To reserve the picnic shelter, please email with the date, estimated number of people, type of function, and contact person with contact information.

*Note* Alcohol is not allowed in the picnic shelter and surrounding public areas.


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.


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