Jimsmith Lake Provincial
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Cranbrook, BC : Jimsmith
Lake Provincial Park
( camping, birdwatching, picnicking, swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, ice skating )
Jimsmith Lake Provincial Park is a small campground and day use park located near the south end of the community of Cranbrook, BC in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The park campground is set in a forest of Douglas fir and larch trees while the day use area consists of grass lawns and a small sandy beach.
The Jimsmith Provincial Park is 13.70 hectares and is popular for many activities. The summer activities enjoyed in the park include camping, swimming, picnicking, canoeing, birdwatching, kayaking and boating. Only non-motorized boats are permitted on the lake.
During the winter, after the snow has fallen and temperatures have dropped, the lake freezes over and transforms itself into an ice skating rink while the nearby hills become toboggan runs.
The campsites in the Jimsmith Lake Park include picnic tables, fire pits and pit toilets. There is no sani station or showers here. Beach access from the campground requires walking down to the lake. The day use park, located below the campground, consists of a group picnic section with picnic tables, a sandy beach, large grass lawns and a roof top boat launch.
Fishing on the lake is mostly done by trolling. There is no shoreline fishing as there is limited shoreline to fish from. Fishing on Jimsmith Lake provides an opportunity to catch bass, brook and rainbow trout.
How to Get to Jimsmith Lake Provincial Park:
Travel Highway #3/95 to the south side of the community of Cranbrook. Turn onto Jim Smith Lake Rd and continue driving east for 4 kilometres to the park entrance. At the park entrance turn left to go to the campground or right for the day use area. Enjoy!
Lake Provincial Park
Cranbrook, East Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada
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Cranbrook Parks & Trails
Jimsmith Lake Park, Campground, Beach, Cranbrook, East Kootenays, B.C., British Columbia, Canada.
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