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Homathko River-Tatlayoko Protected Area


Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.


This lake is very cold and windy, therefore not very inviting to swim in. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.


Only experienced canoeists and kayakers should attempt Tatlayoko Lake. Windy conditions are common and may result in dangerously high waves. Paddling on the Homathko River is dangerous, and is not recommended.


Wild, indigenous bull trout are found in Mosley Creek, Dumbell Lake and the Homathko River. Dolly varden and rainbow trout are also abundant. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash

Pets/domestic animals must be under control at all times. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.


It is possible to windsurf on this lake due to the high winds that arise. However, the water is very cold and uninviting.

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is permitted in this park.


This park is open to hunting. Horses can be used for hunting. Please refer to the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.