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Cabins and huts
In this park at Hiakwah Lake, there are two cabins maintained by the local snowmobile club. They are rustic cabins primarily intended for use by the Kamloops Snowmobile Association and associated snowmobilers. The use of the park by long established wilderness lodges provides opportunity for people to experience the wilderness in relative comfort and security. All other lodges in the park are privately owned and not for public use.
Vehicle-accessible camping

There is a Forest Recreation Site with pit toilets and picnic tables just outside the southeast corner of the park, at Windy Lake. This site is accessible by vehicle and makes a good base for hiking to Skoatl Point and exploring the southern part of the park. 

Note that there are privately-owned resorts offering guided fishing and accommodation.

Wilderness camping

User-maintained very rustic campsites exist at various lakes. 

No firewood is available and no fire rings are installed. If a campfire is used, please keep it small, and ensure it is completely out before you leave. Only wood that is dead and lying on the ground can be used for campfires. Camp stoves are recommended for cooking. Check for campfire bans before entering the backcountry. In some parks, campfires are not permitted at any time.
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Primitive, non-maintained trails are found between various lakes. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.

Wild and stocked rainbow trout are found in most lakes. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the B.C. Fishing Regulations for seasons and closures.

Wildlife viewing
There is no viewing platform but wildlife viewing is an increasingly important part of this park experience.
Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Horseback riding

Persons wishing to ride horses in this park must first obtain permission from Parks and Protected Areas Program, Thompson Region at: 250-371-6200.


Seasonal hunting is permitted. Anyone hunting in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for seasons and closures.

Winter recreation

There are no maintained cross-country ski trails. Snowshoeing provides a way to experience the park in the winter but there are no designated trails. There is a snowmobile use area in the southern portion of the park. A Park Use Permit or Letter of Permission are not required at present.