CHARLIE LAKE BC - History, Economy, Accommodations, Camping, Fishing, Golf, School.
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Welcome to Charlie Lake BC, the community and the lake.

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Charlie Lake Elementary School is the only school in this community. The first one room school was built in the early 1920's in Charlie Lake. 12655 Charlie Lake Frontage. (250) 785-2025.
School website

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Charlie Lake Community Church was built in 2003. 244B-Road Charlie Lake. (250) 785-1723.

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Charlie Lake Community Hall. Many different functions are held through out the year. 244B-Road Charlie Lake. (250) 785-7169.

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Charlie Lake Fire Department is located along Highway 97.

Most of the business sector of Charlie Lake is situated on the south side of the lake along Highway 97 with a school, church, gas station, campgrounds and some residences. There is no hospital or library in this community, as the residents travel to Fort St. John for these services. Within 20 km of Charlie Lake, there are almost 22,000 people.

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Monument dedicated to the soldiers lost in the sinking of the Barge in 1942. Located near the dock area of Charlie Lake.

In the early 1940's, Charlie Lake was the site of a major camp for workers and supplies in the construction of the Alaska Highway and was the scene of the worst accident. In May of 1942, a large barge carrying tractors and a jeep across the lake broke apart during a storm. 12 men died in the cold waters of Charlie Lake.


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Lakepoint Golf and Country Club located along Charlie Lake (10 km northwest of Fort St. John). 18 holes, driving range, pro shop, golf cart rentals, licensed lounge and restaurant, RV parking for registered guests and members. 13717-Golf Course Road.

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There is a variety of wildlife to be seen in the area.


The community of Charlie Lake is located along Highway 97 approximately 6 km northwest of the City of Fort St John, situated along the lake. It is located in the northeastern part of British Columbia, which is part of the Peace Country. The population of the area of Charlie Lake is approximately 1,897 (2016 stats) and 736 dwellings.

Paleo Indians lived in the area over 10,000 years ago as evidence has been uncovered in the CharlieLake Cave. The find includes a single spearhead, a large flaked stone chopper, and small soft-stone bead. Charlie Lake was formed by ice-damming of the Peace River many years ago. In the 1920's the trip from Vancouver to Charlie Lake took two weeks.

  CHARLIE LAKE (Along Highway 97)
Charlie Lake Boat Launch located on the southeast part of Charlie Lake, gives you access to the lake. Good fishing on this lake includes Walleye, Northern Pike, and Yellow Perch. Fishing licenses can be obtained at the Charlie Lake General Store as well as tackle, live bate, gas, diesel, propane, food, magazines. Also located at the General Store is the post officeand souvenir shop. The lake is said to be 13km long.
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Carrying Boat, Pier, Boat on Water, Rotary RV Park, Sail Boat, Homes Along Lake, Highway 97 Intersection.

Campgrounds at Charlie Lake
Rotary RV Park is located along Highway 97 on the southeast part of Charlie Lake across from the Charlie Lake General Store. Open May to September. 40 serviced sites, electricity and water, showers, laundry, firepits, picnic tables, boat dock and boat launch. (250) 785-1700.

Charlie Lake RV Park. 1 km past the Charlie Lake General Store on Mile 52 on the Alaska Highway. Laundry, showers, pull thrus, firepits, playground. Full service sites, power only sites with some no service sites 250-787-1569

VIDEO 360 CAM VIDEO - Dock & Boat Launch
Featuring the Boat Launch Area at Charlie Lake
Right along Highway 97 is a boat launch to Charlie Lake and the Dock on the Lake. And next to it is a RV Campground.

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  BEATTON PROVINCIAL PARK (13km north of Highway 97)
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Boat on Shore, Campsite, Close look at water, Sunset, Park Sign, Boat Launch, Information Board.

Beatton Provincial Park located on the northeast side of Charlie Lake, 13 km north of Highway 97. 37 sites on Charlie Lake, boat launch, playground, sandy beach, ball diamonds, horseshoe pits, picnic tables. Fish for Walleye and Northern Pike.In Winter the park offers 12km of groomed cross-country ski trails. 2016 Rates: $20, and 2nd vehicle charge $10 per night. Check Out Time is 11am. Generators can only be used 9am-11am and 6pm-8pm. Most campspots are medium in size and cannot accommodate large units. Park Operator: 250-964-9474 or BC Parks 250-787-3411.

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Road to lake, Playground, Rock Cliffs, Picnic area, Shelter, Bridge on pathway, Marker

VIDEO 360 CAM VIDEO - Boat Launch
Featuring the Boat Launch Area of Beatton Provincial Park
We start at the area where you would back up your boat to dock your boat and pan to the swimming area and then the lake.... Charlie Lake

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Charlie Lake Provincial Park

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Located near the junction of Highway 97 and 29 is the Charlie Lake Provincial Park. Approximately 6 km northwest of the City of Fort St. John. Located 1 km from lake.

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Charlie Lake Provincial Park has 58 treed campsites, playground, hiking trails, 2016 rates: Camping $20, Group Camping $35. Sani-station user fee $5, reservations accepted. 1-800-689-9025. Open May to September.

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Very scenic roads lead to the boat launch and continue along the south edge of the lake.

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Not far from Charlie Lake Provincial Park, there is another boat launch with a fair amount of parking.

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