For complete details of the Likely area as well as camping and fishing info visit Cedar City Museum and Info Centre in Cedar Point Park. Helpful staff can supply you with maps of the area. Give directions and information on points of interest. Popular day tours include; Circle Tour Routes, 3 Museums Circle Tour, Quesnel Forks Ghost Town and Cemetery, the famous Bullion Pit Mine, Quesnel Lake beaches and more. Don’t forget to fuel up on gas up before your day trips. Stock up on supplies at the Valley General Store or enjoy a meal at the Likely Lodge or Gibson’s Restaurant before your days adventures begin.
Camping and Recreation Sites
Recommended information at Recreation Sites and Trails BC
Responsible Site and Trail Use
Recreation sites and trails are located in BC’s natural forests. By following the guidelines outlined in this section, we can protect our forests for generations to come.
“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.” Leave No Trace
When using recreation sites, users are encouraged to strive for no trace camping. In other words, when you leave a site, it should be in no worse condition than when you came. What you bring to a site, you take home with you – PACK-IN, PACK-OUT. This includes biodegradable scraps such as fruit peelings as they will likely not decompose before the next group of campers uses the site.
When using recreation trails, it is important to stay on designated trails only to protect the surrounding ecosystem.
Here are seven principles of Leave No Trace use that we strive for at our recreation sites and trails:
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp On Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors
- Abbott Creek
- Boot Jack Lake
- Cariboo Island North-boat access only
- Cariboo Island South-boat access only
- Gavin Lake
- Jacobie Lake
- Ladies Creek
- Polley Lake
- Quesnel Forks
- Raft Creek
- Spanish Lake
- Winkley Creek
- Wolverine Lake
NOTE – Polley Lake and Raft Creek campsites were reopened to public use when the repaired road was approved and reopened June 12, 2015.
STAY SAFE THIS FIRE SEASON
Go to the Wildfire Management Branch website to get the latest information on CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS and FIRE PROHIBITIONS in your region. During times of high fire risk, be prepared. It’s recommended that you always:
bring a portable stove for cooking.
Cedar Point Provincial Park – Class ‘C’
QUESNEL LAKE WATER QUALITY REPORT – June 20, 2015
Campsite reservations can be made with our park Manager, Peter at 250-790-2207 fax 250-790-2433
Cedar Point Provincial Park – Class ‘C’, is located at 6013 Cedar Creek Road in Likely. The park is situated on Quesnel Lake, approximately five kilometres from the town of Likely in a bay close to the mouth of Quesnel Lake, the deepest fjord lake in North America. Enjoy the experience of camping in an old growth Cedar Grove.
Likely is a rainforest area on Quesnel Lake in the foothills of the Cariboo Mountains. It is where the back road to Barkerville begins and the Quesnel Forks restoration site, as well as the Bullion Pit, draws history buffs. There are an abundance of Rec sites and a wealth of historical sites and information to enrich our understanding of early settlements in the area.
- Old growth cedars are located throughout the park including the campground area.
- Quesnel Lake offers spectacular scenery and excellent swimming, boating, and fishing. It includes the only paved boat launch in the area and a dock. (3 new docks will be installed by September 2015, plus a new, deeper boat launch.)
- Cedar Point Park, is a Class “C” park and operated by a board from Likely. This park is occupied year round by a member of the board.
- The park offers a unique outdoor “mining museum” featuring mock shafts, adits (horizontal entries to a mine) and old machinery.
- Cedar City Museum offers maps and information on day trips and attractions of the area. A helpful staff is ready and willing to offer advice during the peak season June to September.
Barkerville to Likely or Likely to Barkerville Circle Tour – See Transportation and maps
3 Museum Circle Tour – See Transportation and maps