Kluskoil Lake Park provides a variety of recreational opportunities, and protects valuable wildlife habitat in Sub-boreal Pine-Spruce forest and wetlands.
Wilderness is allowed, but no facilities are provided except three small treed sites at Kluskoil Lake and an information shelter map and signage. The park is open year-round, if accessible.
This park only has pit toilets which are located at the rustic campground on Kluskoil Lake. There are no flush toilets.
The Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail travels (through Kluskoil Lake Park) from Quesnel to the Bella Coola Valley along the Blackwater River and over the Rainbow Range in Tweedsmuir Park. “In the Steps of Alexander Mackenzie” is a trail guide published in 1987, available through bookstores, museums.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
The Blackwater River is not recommended for canoeing; however, canoeing on Kluskoil Lake will provide access to wetlands and wildlife viewing opportunities.
The Blackwater River and Kluskoil Lake support significant populations of rainbow and bull trout. The river system is designated a Class II Classified Water. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
For details on e-biking within Kluskoil Lake 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 Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park, provided they meet the definitions and criteria for e-bike use as outlined in the BC Parks cycling guidelines.
Following the Batnuni Road to the upper crossing of the Euchiniko River, one can travel 18 km to Kluskoil Lake on the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail by horseback.
The park is open to hunting. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
This park is located 100 km northwest of Quesnel. To get there, travel 10 km west on the Nazko Highway to the Bouchie Lake School. Turn right onto the Blackwater Road until it joins the Batnuni Road. Follow the Batnuni Road, and turn off to the left at the 108 km mark. This track will lead to the upper crossing of the Euchiniko River (at the south end of Titetown Lake). This crossing is several feet deep most of the year, and even higher during spring runoff. From here one can travel 18 km to Kluskoil Lake on the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail by foot, horseback, mountain bike, ATV or high clearance 4x4.
Kluskoil Lake can also be accessed by float plane. Check the aircraft charter companies in Prince George, Nimpo Lake and Williams Lake for more information.
Kluskoil Lake is a wilderness park; it is recommended that the trail guide and 1:50,000 NTS maps are purchased before planning a trip. The following maps cover the park and are available through Maps BC: 93 G/4 – Coglistiko River; 93 G/5 – Pelican Lake; 93 F/1 – Susha Creek.
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.