Dunn Peak Park is 19,547 hectares, stretching from the North Thompson River in the west, to include the alpine areas of Dunn Peak, and reaching east to the bottom of Harper Creek in the Shuswap Highlands. The park was created April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan. The park is a wilderness area that is not regularly serviced or patrolled. The park will be managed according to the Interim Management Direction Statement for Dunn Peak Park.
Dunn Peak Park protects a vast area encompassing part of the Thompson River floodplain and recreationally significant alpine areas, as well as many lakes, tarns and swamps. Old-growth Douglas fir, Englemann spruce and Montane spruce are well represented in the park. There are no roads in the park. Important habitat for a large variety of significant wildlife populations including wolf, cougar, marten, river otter, black bear, mule deer and mountain goat are protected.
The park includes a major fish migration route and spawning grounds in the North Thompson and North Barriere Rivers. Significant great blue heron and bald eagle habitat are protected in the park. The park also contains good representation of glacial erosion features. Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.
Provides important habitat for cougar, wolf, black bear, mule deer, and mountain goat. The North Thompson River is noted for fish migration and spawning of trout and salmonids. Wildlife is potentially dangerous and may be encountered at any time. Make lots of noise when hiking where signs of bears are found. Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife.
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