The Churn Creek Protected Area is situated approximately 60km southeast of Williams Lake on the western bank of the Fraser River, south of the Gang Ranch. From Williams Lake, it is approximately a two hour drive. Churn Creek is a remote area with difficult access, involving several hours’ driving on rough clay and gravel roads, which become dangerously slick when wet.
The easiest route from the Williams Lake area is to drive up Highway 20 approximately 3km and turn left onto Dog Creek Road. Continue on this road until you reach Dog Creek Valley, then follow signs for Gang Ranch, which will take you across the Fraser River Bridge. At the next intersection, take the left turn onto Empire Valley Road.
From the south, drive north on Highway 97 from Clinton; follow signs to Big Bar Lake Park. Turn right at the next T-intersection after the park. This leads you through Canoe Creek village and on to the Fraser River Bridge. Go left, as above.
NTS 1:50,000 topographic maps of the area include: 920/8, 920/10, 920/9, and 920/7.