Castle Rock Hoodoos Park was created as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan. The area is viewed for the interesting hoodoos formations.
This area is very fragile. It is requested that visitors do not walk or hike here as it is damaging to this fragile environment.
Wood ticks are most prevalent between March and June. These parasites reside in tall grass and low shrubbery and seek out warm-blooded hosts. Although they are potential carriers of disease, they are a natural part of the environment and can be easily avoided. Legs should be protected by wearing trousers tucked into socks or gaiters. After outdoor activity, thoroughly examine yourself. Check pets for ticks as well.
The extreme hot, dry climate can result in overexposure to the sun. Wear sunscreen and a hat with a brim.
Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park.
The park is located in the Deadman Valley, approximately 75 km northwest of Kamloops. It borders the Deadman Valley-Vidette Lake Road. The closest community is Savona.
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Date established: July 28, 1997
Size: 16 hectares
Nature and culture
White to yellow cliffs, small hoodoo formations and fluvial deposits of eroded volcanic ash are found in the park. The area is south facing with dry plant communities such as choke cherry, Saskatoon berry and Douglas fir. The formations are extremely sensitive to erosion and damage by hiking boots. Please view, as opposed to climbing or biking.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.