Beaumont Provincial Park is located on Hwy 16 approximately 86 km
(54 miles) east of Burns
Lake and about 43 km (27 miles) west of Vanderhoof.
The park, traditionally known by the local First Nations as Nad'leh
Bun, is just off Hwy 16 on the east side of Fraser Lake on Nautley
Road. Fraser Lake is roughly 19 km (12 mile) long, with a shoreline
of around 67 km (42 miles), with the Stellako River filling into
the lake in the west and the Nautley River draining in the east.
The small community of Fraser
Lake is situated 16 km (10 miles) away to the west on Hwy 16
with Mouse Mountain, a local park, and Dry William Lake close by
The facilities at Beaumont Provincial Park include a concrete boat
launch, sani-station for a nominal fee, some tap water stations,
flush toilets, a children's playground, and a picnic and day-use
area. There is also a self-guided interpretive trail that meanders
through a marsh area where you can view wildlife in their natural
habitat. At the day-use area, there is a nice sandy beach with changing
rooms and water access into Fraser Lake. Like all BC Parks there
are no lifeguards at Beaumont Provincial Park and swimming and watersports
are at your own risk. Remember also to watch your children and non-swimmers
as there is an abrupt drop-off near the shore.
There is a vehicle-accessible campground at Beaumont Provincial
Park with 49 sites in total, of which 16 can be reserved through
Discover Camping; the rest are on a first-come, first-served basis.
The campground is generally open from May 15 - September 10 with
the park gated in the off season. The campsites are fairly large,
private, have picnic tables and fire-pits, and firewood is available
for purchase from the facility operator.
Besides swimming and boating, Beaumont Provincial Park offers a
few other outdoor recreational activities, such as walking, hiking,
wildlife and bird watching. Possible walks in the area include Mouse
Mountain near Fraser Lake, Fraser Mountain, situated adjacent to
Beaumont Provincial Park and towards the First Nation community
of Stellaque, Red Bluff, a columnar basalt outcropping located on
the north-west side of the lake.
Located near the entrance of Beaumont Provincial Park is one of
the shortest rivers in the world; the Nautley River, only 800 metres
(2,625 feet) in length, drains out of Fraser Lake. To view the Nautley
River, continue north on Nautley Road through the First Nation community
of Nadleh Whut'en, where you can find the Nautley River Bridge.
Here you can generally find some Trumpeter swans feeding. Birders
can also watch for Canada Geese, Loons, Redwing Blackbird, and Warblers
throughout the area.
If you require camping supplies, fuel, beverages, food, fresh fruits,
and vegetables, the small community of Fraser Lake has a Super Valu
store, a service station, and a couple of restaurants.
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside
around British Columbia, please remember this, BC is bear country.
Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless
you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions.
There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars
so please play it safe.
Campsite at Beaumont
at Nadleh Whut'en
- Nadleh Whut'en