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Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers 16 vehicle-accessible campsites on a first come, first served basis. Campsite reservations are not accepted. 

There are large sites, double sites and wheelchair-accessible sites available. Most sites are shaded due to the surrounding deciduous forest. Additional parking is available at the visitor information centre, which is located next to the campground. Self-registration, running water, and firewood are available. There are no sani-dump facilities.

Vehicle-accessible camping fee$20 per party per night
BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)$10 per senior party per night

For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page. 

Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is permitted in the backcountry and alpine areas, but there are no developed trails to access these areas. Camping is not permitted in the frontcountry or on the lava beds.

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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for these areas of the park:

Drinking water

There is a water pump located at the Nisg̱a’a Memorial Lava Bed Park campground.

Boat launch

A gravel, single lane boat launch accessing the Nass River can be found at the park’s north end. A gravel, single lane boat launch accessing Lava Lake can be found at the park’s south end. Parking space is available for vehicle and boat trailers at both locations. Overnight moorage is not recommended at the Nass River boat launch location due to fluctuating river levels.


Please conserve firewood. There are fire rings available for use at the visitor centre and the campground. While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. 

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.


Nisg̱a’a Visitor Centre

The visitor centre is located at the campground and offers merchandise, maps, stories, pictures, and information about attractions. Learn about Nisg̱a’a language, culture, history, feasts, and laws.

Hours of operation:

  • May 15 to June 29: 
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday only 10am to 5pm
  • June 29 to August 31
    Monday closed 
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 5pm 
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm 
  • September 1 to close
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday only 10am to 5pm
Hot spring

Hlgu Isgwit (Nass Valley or Nisg̱a’a) Hot Springs

For those visitors wishing to enjoy the Hlgu Isgwit (Nass Valley or Nisg̱a’a) Hot Springs, please contact Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government at 250-633-3000 to reserve a time. Reservations must be made at least 24hrs in advance. If you are visiting the hot springs please be respectful. This area is a sacred place and must be treated with respect. Thank you for your cooperation. Please note that the Hot Springs are not within the park.

Picnic areas

This park has several day-use and picnic areas. One is located at Vetter Falls, another at Lava Lake, and one at the Visitor Information Centre. There are fire rings available at the visitor information centre and the day-use area.

Pit or flush toilets

Pit toilets are available at Lava Lake, Vetter Falls, Nisg̱a’a campground, the visitor information shelter and the Tseax River pullout. A wheelchair-accessible pit toilet is located at the Nisg̱a’a campground.

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The Lava Cone is accessible to visitors by guided tour only. Check the Nass Valley Tours website for tour dates, time and prices.

Tours depart from the base of the Cone Trail access road, 1.4 km north of Lava Lake picnic site. The tour is a 6 km, 4 hr hike, and the trail is moderately difficult. Bring sturdy footwear, water, snacks, and bug spray.

Nass Valley Tours 

Interpretive programs

Interpretive tours are offered by Nass Valley Tours. See the hiking section for details.