Narrows Provincial Park is located on the shores of Shuswap Lake.
This 176-hectare park features a beautiful stretch of sandy beach
and four wharves for mariners. Shuswap Lake has everything you need
for summer fun; camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, paddling, swimming,
houseboating, water-skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, nature study,
Shuswap Lake is shaped like an addled H, and is made up of four
large arms: the Shuswap Lake Main Arm, Salmon Arm,
Anstey Arm, and Seymour Arm. The product of the glacial
scouring that also rounded the surrounding Shuswap Highlands, all
four arms converge at Cinnemousun Narrows.
There are 28 walk-in campsites in the park. Reservations are not
accepted at the park, and all campsites are available on a first-come,
first-served basis. Basic facilities are provided - picnic tables,
pit toilets, fire pits, firewood, and water. Visitors should bring
their own potable water. A hand-pump does provide fresh water from
the lake, but this water should be boiled before drinking. There
are no telephones in the park.
Use caution around buoys indicating that scuba divers are in the
area and refrain from boating in areas designated for swimming. Houseboats
may not beach between the signs at Haven Point and the ranger cabin
during the period from June 28 to Labour Day. Some sites do not
have protected beaches. In stormy weather, it is advisable to beach
your boat stern-first, and secure it with long ropes from the bow
to pegs on the shore. Houseboats should be beached according to
instructions received from the rental companies.
Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park is located in the North Shuswap,
where the four arms of the Shuswap Lake meet. Access to the park
is by boat only. Boat launch facilities are located throughout the
Shuswap area including Herald and Mara Provincial Parks, Scotch
Creek, Magna Bay, Anglemont, Sorrento, Blind Bay, Sicamous, and
the community of Seymour Arm. Launch facilities are also provided
at privately owned marinas.