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Entiako Provincial Park
About This Park
Entiako Park is comprised mostly of gently rolling topography, with little physical relief other than the Fawnie Mountains in the northeast. Forests are predominantly older pine, and the dry, cold growing conditions are inhospitable to most plants. Lichens, however, are abundant in the park, growing where other plants cannot survive. The lichens provide the primary winter forage for woodland caribou, who spend their winters in Entiako Park and summers in Tweedsmuir Park.
An isolated wilderness area, Entiako Park is home to a wide range of wildlife including moose, grizzly bears and wolves. Visitors to the area are few, but those who come enjoy the opportunity to boat, fish, hunt or hike in a truly remote wilderness.
Know Before You Go
- Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Entiako Park is located approximately 150 km southeast of Houston and 150 km southwest of Vanderhoof, directly east of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. Access to Entiako Park by boat is possible through the Nechako Reservoir to the north, where several boat launches are available outside of the park. Boaters accessing Tetachuk Lake from Tweedsmuir Park to the east will need a jet-boat to pass through Redfern Rapids. A number of logging and mining roads from Vanderhoof provide access to the southern park boundary. Most of the larger lakes in Entiako Park can be accessed by floatplane.
The closest community is Burns Lake.
Activities Available at this Park
Kayakers/canoeists should take caution on large lakes in the park where strong winds and large waves arrive suddenly and produce dangerous boating conditions.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
There are no developed trails in the park; however, the Bella Coola trail starts near the mouth of Aslin Creek. Please note that this trail is not maintained and may not be easy to follow.
There are hunting opportunities in the park. Check the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis.
Facilities Available at this Park
Wilderness camping is allowed; no facilities are provided.