Situated on the shoreline of Kotcho Lake, Kotcho Lake Village Provincial Park is an area of traditional settlement and resource use by the Fort Nelson Indian Band, Dene Tha First Nations.
Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
There is no firewood available. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please do not gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Canoeing/kayaking opportunities are limited, as Kotcho Lake is shallow and has many weeds.
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.
The park is located approximately 100 km east of Fort Nelson. There are no roads to the park. Access is by boat or air. The Helmet Road provides motorized access to within three km of the park. Access is via the Helmet Oilfield Road 10 km south of Fort Nelson, then approximately 150 km to the lake.
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.