Eskers Provincial Park is a day-use park located 40 km northwest of Prince George. Encompassing 3,979 hectares of gently rolling terrain and many small lakes, the park conserves a portion of the 40 km long Stuart River Eskers Complex. These unique land forms, for which the park is named, are long sinuous gravel ridges. They were created when sand and gravel were deposited in the meltwater channels of ancient glaciers that once blanketed this northern region.
Visitors can enjoy walking and hiking, canoeing, fishing, nature study and wildlife viewing. In the winter the summer hiking trails are turned into an excellent network for snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing enthusiasts. A 3 km beginners loop is located just off the Pine Marsh parking area. For an additional challenge and exercise, skiers can enjoy the 6 km trail to Kathie Lake.
Established Date: December 4, 1987
Park Size: 4,044 hectares
Camp and Kathie Lakes provide excellent angling opportunities for rainbow trout and brook trout. Camp lake also has a kokanee fishery. Lakeshore casting may produce a brook trout in Bow or Butterfly Lakes. Park also offers excellent ice fishing during the winter season. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Mountain bikes are allowed on all park roads and designated trails. The trails that are designated for cycling enthusiasts are the 2.3 km gated service road to Camp Lake. Another 3.2 km along a hilly trail will bring you to Kathie Lake. Bicycles are not allowed on any of the other trails within the park. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in BC.
For details on e-biking within Eskers Provincial Park, see the e-biking section.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are permitted on signed or designated trails within Eskers Provincial Park, provided they meet the definitions and criteria for e-bike use as outlined in the BC Parks cycling guidelines.
Only portions of this park (Taginchil Lake area) are open to hunting. All hunters should refer to the current BC Hunting and Trapping Regulation Synopsis for regulations and further information.
Eskers Provincial Park is located 40 km northwest of Prince George. Turn west off highway 97 north onto Chief Lake Road. Continue west for 27 km (at km 12 Chief Lake Road turns into Ness Lake Road). At the west end of Ness Lake turn north onto Ness Lake Road North. Follow this road for 1 km to the Eskers Provincial Park entrance.
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.