Lac le Jeune, Kamloops

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Lac Le Jeune is a lake and provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located approximately 37 kilometres south of Kamloops or 47 kilometres north of Merritt.The lake is located within Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park, a 213-hectare provincial park run by the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment, and is a popular fishing spot for "fighting" Rainbow Trout, which was established in 1956. It is a summer holiday spot with 144 campgrounds and the Lac Le Jeune Resort.The lake has had several names including "Batchelor", "Chuhwels", and "Le Jeune Lake". The current name was adopted in 1956, and commemorates Father Jean-Marie-Raphaël Le Jeune, a French Catholic priest who spent much of his life in the region.
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  • July 30, 2017
    We camped here for three days recently. Escaping the smoke from forest fires wafting into Kamloops. The air is crisper and a couple of degrees cooler than Kamloops also which was welcome. Mid July the...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    We visited whilst we were staying in Kamloops. We didn't realize this lake was located so high in the mountains. It was 35 degrees in Kamloops but only 21 degrees when we got out of the car after the ...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    When our plans to camp at Wells Gray were suddenly cancelled due to forest fires, we scrambled to find a non-reservable site elsewhere. At the advice of a kind staff member at the Merritt visitors' ce...  more »

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