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Jimsmith Lake Provincial Park

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Address: Jim Smith Lake Road & Trout Road, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-422-3003

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Spent a leisurely couple of hours here admiring the lake and view. Really is a place to unwind. People were canoeing and swimming there are lots grassy and picnic areas

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
East Anglia
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East Anglia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Spent a leisurely couple of hours here admiring the lake and view. Really is a place to unwind. People were canoeing and swimming there are lots grassy and picnic areas

Thank CressEastAnglia
Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Had a couple of hours there just relaxing after having been on the road travelling for several days. It was a delightful setting with the blue winged teal ducks there who desperately wanted to share our picnic!!

Thank AussiejoeGeelong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Very nice campground it is close to town The campground has lots of trees around it for shade. the beach is nice and clean

Thank Dion L
Grand Forks, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Great Lake for fishing , camping and family picnic Ten minutes from downtown Cranbrook, clean water, great for swimming .

Thank jaygeedan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Beautiful place but can get very busy in the summer. There is a camping area nearby, which is really lovely. Its quiet and very shady, the campsite. Around the lake, its very peaceful but few times it had been busy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a free provincial park with a fabulous little beach for the kids to play on. Water is always shallow and warm and there are spots for camping within walking distance. No reservations here so first come first serve. Rates are great for camping as it is provincial park and the lake and day use areas are free.

Thank Kerri P
New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I'm not aware of the campground aspect, but have enjoyed the picnic area many times. The important issue here is no powerboats on the lake. Need a break before driving on? Five minutes away from the highway is this restful spot.

Thank Chris D
British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Great swimming, good kayaking, no motorboats, great for families, picnic area, boat launch, new wharf for fishing off to the left of park grass.

Thank bevjae
Camrose, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We decided to come for lunch. We stopped at the lake first. There were people fishing, ducks swimming, & people laying on the grass enjoying the scenery. With the autumn leaves in full colour it was a nice place for a picture or 2. We then went up to the campground to build a fire. Each camping spot had a... More 

Thank Liz730053
Cranbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Nice and relaxing lake just outside of cranbrook. Great for any type of boat without a motor as motor boats are not allowed.

Thank Ashton F

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