|Okanagan Nature Viewing Region|
|: photo by Bill Kinkaid||: photo by Bill Kinkaid|
|A mid-sized lake in montane woods. Mostly private land, but with a campground at Jewel Lake Provincial Park at the north end. Mount Roderick Dhu is a low peak above the lake, accessible by hiking old roads.|
|Geographical Description||Southern Interior Ecoprovince.|
|Area/ Trail Length|
|Seasons to Visit||Year round; in winter, the road is only plowed as far as the south end of the lake, The campground is generally open mid-May through mid-September. Birding and botanising are best in spring and early summer.|
|Habitat||Interior Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine, marsh, riparian; western larch at higher elevations.|
|Viewing Highlights||A pleasant campground in Douglas-fir forest; good birding and botanising on various trails.|
A small marsh and meadow area at south end of lake by Jewel Lake Resort.
Mount Roderick Dhu can be hiked as a half day to full day trip; good views from a microwave station at the summit. Note that the “Roderick Dhu Trail” itself does not go to the peak; to find the route, follow an old road alongside the power line rising up from the lake.
Old abandoned minesites and logging equipment can be found in area; check with Greenwood Museum for detailed directions.
|Main Access||North on Boundary Creek Road from Highway 3 just east of Greenwood; bear right uphill onto Jewel Lake Road. Jewel Lake Resort at south end of the lake is 8.8km from the highway, and the park entrance is at the end of the road 11.5km north. The road is paved all the way.|
|Cautions||Bears and cougars are rare but be watchful. Wood ticks are common in spring; check yourself over thoroughly after visiting.|
Poison ivy is possible in woods and riparian areas.
Non-guests are welcome to stop at Jewel Lake Resort but do not disturb the management and guests.
Stay out of old mine entrances and pits, which are mostly unposted and unfenced.
There is no mobile phone service in this area.
|Jurisdiction||BC Parks and private land.|
|Regulations||Camping and fires only in designated campsites. Dogs on leash in provincial park, and not permitted in beach area.|
|Facilities||Pit toilets and picnic tables at Jewel Lake Provincial Park campground.|
Pay phone and small store at Jewel Lake Resort.
Basic services and food in Greenwood; all services in Grand Forks, 38km east on Highway 3.
|Other Recreational Activities||Hiking,canoeing, kayaking; cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.|
|Other Connections||Several forest service roads run through the area;inquire locally for details.|
|FMI||Park operator: Kaloya Contracting Ltd. (Lake Country)|
|Greenwood Museum & Visitor Centre|
|Jewel Lake Resort|
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