The Park is open year round unless inaccessible due to weather conditions, especially during the off-season.

Description Dates (2024)
Gate Access / Services May 9 - Sept 4
Reservable May 17 - Sept 2

Vehicle Access Sites 39
Reservable Sites 27
Non-reservable Sites 12
Reservable Picnic Shelters 1

Beatton Provincial Park is a year round recreational facility located on the shores of Charlie Lake. The park is located a short distance north of Fort St. John.

This 312 hectare park is a popular summer recreation destination for swimming, fishing and hiking. Beatton also offers excellent winter recreation opportunities. Experience 12 km of groomed cross-country ski trails designed for novice, intermediate and advancing skiing.


Birch was used by the Native American Indians as a center pole in tee pees. This was symbolic of new beginnings- the center must start fresh the process of gathering, shelter and all other representations of home.


Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.


Wildlife is not prevalent in the park although large mammals such as moose, White-tailed deer, Mule deer and Black bear are fairly common throughout the area. Squirrels, chipmunks, beaver, Snowshoe hares and muskrat are more likely to be seen. Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife.


Birds of the open woodlands are abundant in summer with species like the Northern Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ovenbird, American Redstart and White-throated sparrow much in evidence. Waterfowl are frequent visitors to the lake and shoreline and a walk through the park will often rouse a Sharp-tailed or Ruffed grouse.


Beatton Provincial Park was established in 1934.

Many birch trees are found in Beatton Provincial Park. During the Roman period, Vindolanda tablets (the oldest surviving handwritten documents in Britain), also used birch as a material on which to write.

Alcoholic beverages is not allowed in the picnic shelter and surrounding public areas.