Joffre Lakes Provincial Park (Walk-In)

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Duffey Lake Rd, Mount Currie, BC V0N 2K0, Canada, British Columbia

+1 800-689-9025

env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/joffre_lks/

Description

26 back country campsites at Upper Joffre Lake. Small gravel sites located on the far south end of the lake. From June 1 to September 30 you must purchase a camping permit. Campsites are 5.5km from the parking area. Winter camping in this campground is strongly discouraged due to avalanche risks and may be closed for safety reasons. Steeply rising from Lower Joffre Lake, the glacier-laden peaks are visible from an easily accessible viewpoint 500 metres from the parking lot. If you carry on towards middle and upper Joffre Lakes, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging. Evidence of the parks glacial history can be found in the U-shaped valleys, glacial silts and lateral moraines. This magnificent area of jagged peaks, icefields, cold rushing streams and turquoise blue lakes was established as a recreation area in 1988 and became a Class A park in 1996. A highlight of the park is the turquoise blue waters of Lower, Middle and Upper Joffre lakes, all three of which are located along the trail, and each more stunning than the last. Their striking, saturated blue colour is caused by rockflour or glacial silt that is suspended in the water and reflects green and blue wavelengths of sunlight. Joffre Lakes Provincial Park has opportunities for hiking, camping, mountaineering, wildlife viewing, and fishing. Stay Safe No emergency services are available; visitors should be self-sufficient in this remote wilderness environment and properly equipped for self-rescue. Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park. Water from lakes or streams should be boiled for at least two minutes. Campfires are not permitted at this park. The glacial fed lakes are very cold and are not recommended for swimming. Expect winter conditions in Joffre lakes from November until the end of May. Persons travelling into Joffre Lake Provincial Park should be properly equipped and experienced in winter travel. Special Notes Parking on the edges of

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Lat: 50.344139 Lng: -122.477848

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User 15854

Well I think young Russ here has covered most of it, but lovely place to camp, bring some insect repellent to feel comfortable and just enjoy the surrounds of 'gods country'

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WikiCamps Russ

Simply stunning place to camp. There is a pit toilet but you will need your own toilet paper. The scenery is amazing, you have a view of the forest, Lake and glacier.

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WikiCamps Russ

26 back country camp sites with a pit toilet at Upper Joffre Lake. Small gravel sites are located on the far south end of the lake. From June 1 to September 30 you must purchase a camping permit. The campsites are a 5.5km hike from the parking area. Campfires are not permitted.

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