Situated in the Nechako Plateau that is surrounded by the Hazelton Mountains, Skeena Mountain, and Omineca Mountain, Beaumont Provincial Park is a nature lover’s paradise and premier RV holiday destination. Located 8 km (5 miles) west of Fort Fraser, along Highway 16, this 1.8 sq. km (0.7 sq. mile) provincial park, with its gently rolling terrain offers unique opportunities for RV campers to enjoy recreational activities such as wildlife observation, bird viewing, hiking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, swimming, sunbathing, pet walking, waterskiing, windsurfing, picnicking, photography and lots more.
The park features 49 RV campsites that are available on first-come first served basis and by reservation, and are equipped with wheelchair accessible facilities. Some other facilities in the park include water taps, toilets, horseshoe pits, playground, telephone, firepits, picnic tables, dump station, change houses, boat launch, Information Center, a Historic Building, and parking lots. Five walk-in campsites are also available in the park.
Established in 1960, Beaumont Provincial Park was a gift of Captain E.G. Beaumont, a great benefactor of provincial parks. The park sits on a site of historic significance – Fort Fraser - established by Simon Fraser in 1806.
Beaumont Provincial Park is located 8 km (5 miles) west of Fort Fraser, off Highway 16, and is a simple drive-in park that is easily accessible by RVs and trailers, as well as other motorized vehicles. There are local paved roads within the park that make navigation easy and seamless. There are no driving restrictions within Beaumont Provincial Park.
There are three large parking areas and one smaller parking lot for RVs, trailers, and cars in Beaumont Provincial Park. The small parking area is located in the campground. RV campers can park their rigs at any of the parking lots in the park as well as their respective campsites. Overnight parking is available in the park.
There are no direct publication transportation services to Beaumont Provincial Park.
Beaumont Campground in Beaumont Provincial Park features 49 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no electric hookups for RVs in the campground. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m), however, RV campers who have larger rigs can call ahead to find out if space is available. Amenities in the campground include water taps, wheelchair accessible areas and toilets, horseshoe pits, playground, telephone, firepits, picnic tables, dump station, Information Center, and parking lot. Generator use in the campground is only permitted between the 9am – 11am, and 6pm – 8pm, as the quiet time is between the hours of 10pm and 7am.
16 campsites in the campground are reservable, while 33 campsites are available on first-come first-served basis.
Beaumont Provincial Park features forested vegetation characterized by birch, willow, spruce poplar, and occasional stands of aspen. The trees, shrubs, and flowers are part of the natural heritage of the park. Additionally, birds, aquatic insects, and wildlife are commonly seen in the park. Beavers and birds in the park are seen in the marsh area. Bird species in the park include Canada Geese, Redwing Blackbird, Loons, and Warblers.
Beaumont Provincial Park features a hiking trail parallel to the shores of Fraser Lake that RV campers can enjoy leisurely strolls on. Moreover, a self-guided interpretive trail is also present in the park and the trail features eight signs that provide information about the history of the area, as well as the plants and animals in the park.
Cycling opportunities are also available on the roads in Beaumont Provincial Park, and all cyclists are required to wear bicycle helmets when riding in the park.
Fraser Lake is a great place to enjoy fishing in Beaumont Provincial Park, and is consequently a popular destination for anglers. RV campers catch fish species such as char, burbot, kokanee, and rainbow trout in the lake. All RV campers that engage in fishing activities in the park require an appropriate fishing license.
Canoeing and kayaking are popular activities on Fraser Lake in Beaumont Provincial Park. All paddlers on the lake are advised to look out for weather changes as sudden, heavy winds are common on the lake and these winds can create dangerous whitecaps on the lake surface. No rental facilities are available in the park.
Beaumont Provincial Park features a roped off swimming area at the beach area for RV campers and visitors to enjoy swimming in Fraser Lake. No lifeguards are on duty at the beach, so safe swimming practices are recommended for all campers. All swimmers are advised to stay within the designated swimming area. An abrupt drop-off in the lake is marked with floats.
Good waterskiing opportunities are available for RV campers on Fraser Lake in Beaumont Provincial Park. The prevailing winds in the park also make windsurfing possible on the lake. Windsurfers of all skill levels visit the lake.