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Evanoff Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
White-nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that has been linked to the mass die-off of hibernating bats in Eastern North America – it poses a significant threat to bats of the west and British Columbia. There is evidence that humans have accelerated the spread through entering caves with contaminated clothing, gear or equipment. To help prevent WNS from taking hold in B.C., the Province is making investments in bat conservation projects.
To ensure the protection of bats and their habitat in this park, BC Parks strongly advises that personal caving gear that has been used anywhere east of the Rockies not be used in B.C. Also, before entering caves in B.C, cavers and visitors should consult the provincial WNS website, which includes a link to a Decontamination Protocol for Mines and Caves.
About This Park
The park also provides a scenic, easily accessible destination for backcountry recreation. It includes picturesque alpine bowls, three small alpine lakes, and distinctive limestone pinnacles and ridges. Two separate trails, the Fang Trail and Torpy Trail provide access to small alpine basins, with a connection over Fang Mountain. The Torpy Trail continues outside the park to Torpy Mountain.
Park Size: 1,473 hectares
Know Before You Go
- The caves are suitable only for experienced cavers.
- The trail comes close to a deep fissure, overgrown with brush.
- There are avalanche hazards in this park.
- This area is excellent black and grizzly bear habitat. Be Bear Aware!
- Users of the area must be knowledgeable about wilderness travel and take the necessary precautions.
- Bring your own water; potable water is not available in the park.
Location and Maps
The park is located approximately 121 km east of Prince George along Highway 16, the Bowron Forest Service Road and Pass Lake Road in the McGregor Mountains. Prince George is the closest community, town or city.
There are two points to access the park; one from the west end just to the north of Pass Lake and one from the Upper Torpy Road and then through a logging block up to the south boundary.
Maps and Brochures
Nature and Culture
- History: The park is named for George Evanoff, a Prince George outdoorsman, who was one of the original explorers of the cave system and was a member of the Prince George Land and Resource Management Plan process. George was instrumental in the formation of several new Provincial Parks in the Prince George area. This 1,473 hectare park has a large cave system in it called Fang Cave and was first explored by George and friends in 1976.
- Cultural Heritage: The park is the traditional territory of Lheidli T’enneh Nation.
- Conservation: The area is important habitat for caribou, moose, black and grizzly bear.
- Wildlife: Caribou, moose, black bear and grizzly bear can all be found in this park.
Activities Available at this Park
- Fang Trail: 6 km hiking trail, access to alpine lakes. The caves are accessible by an alternate fork which continues along the ridge above the bowl.
- Torpy Trail: 1.5 km hiking trail, access to small alpine lake from high elevation forest road east of Pass Lake.