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Lakelse Lake Wetlands Park


Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed but not encouraged, and no facilities are provided.

Campfires are permitted. Firewood is not provided. If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to extinguish the fire fully. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil so please use it conservatively, if at all. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of campfires and using camp stoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.
Access into the wetlands can be made via the old logging roads leading into the park from the east side of Highway 37, between Schulbuckhand Creek and Onion Lake. These roads are not maintained and can be narrow and overgrown.

Canoeists and Kayakers may enjoy exploring the wetlands. There is a small area for parking vehicles and launching canoes or kayaks near the northeast corner of the park.

Directions: Turn off Hwy. #37 about 1.3 km south of Mount Layton Hot Springs. Take the single lane dirt road on the west side of Hwy. #37, beside Schulbuckhand (Scully) Creek. Close the metal gate behind you (near the start of the side road) after you have passed through. Continue down the single lane dirt road for about 1.4 km and turn left into the grassy parking lot and canoe launch area beside Lakelse Lake. Fires and overnight camping are not allowed in this day-use area.


It is possible to catch trout, char and Coho salmon in Andalas and Clearwater Creeks. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.


This park is open to hunting.  Please refer to the British Columbia Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.

Winter recreation

Cross-country Skiing

There are cross-country skiing opportunities in the park. Cross-country skiing is possible on old logging roads on the east side of the park. Developed facilities are located a few kilometres south of the park.


There are snowshoeing opportunities in the park. Snowshoeing is possible on old logging roads on the east side of the park.