This park offers 16 vehicle-accessible campsites on a first come, first served basis. Campsite reservations are not accepted. There are large sites, double sites and wheelchair-accessible sites available.
Most sites are shaded due to the surrounding deciduous forest. Additional parking is available at the visitor information centre, which is located next to the campground. Self-registration, running water and fire wood are available. Sorry, there are no sani-dump facilities.
|Vehicle-accessible camping fee||$20 per party per night|
|BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)||$10 per senior party per night|
For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page.
Wilderness camping is permitted in the backcountry and alpine areas. Camping is not permitted in the frontcountry or lava beds. No developed trails or facilities are provided.
The campground has a wheelchair-accessible campsite and pit toilet.
There are fire rings available for use at the visitor centre and the campground. While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead.
Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.
To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
The visitor centre is located at the campground and offers merchandise, maps, stories, pictures, and information about attractions. Learn about Nisg̱a’a language, culture, history, feasts and laws.
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This park has several day-use and picnic areas. One is located at Vetter Falls another at Lava Lake and also, the visitor information centre. There are fire rings available at the visitor information centre and the day-use area.
Pit toilets are available at Lava Lake, Vetter Falls, Nisg̱a’a campground, the visitor information shelter and the Tseax River pullout. A wheelchair-accessible pit toilet is located at the Nisg̱a’a campground.
The Lava Cone is accessible to visitors by guided tour only. Check the Nass Valley Tours website for tour dates, time and prices.
Tours depart from the base of the Cone Trail access road, 1.4 km north of Lava Lake picnic site. The tour is a 6 km, 4 hr hike, and the trail is moderately difficult. Bring sturdy footwear, water, snacks, and bug spray.
Nass Valley Tours
Canoeing opportunities are available at Lava Lake.
Kayaking opportunities are available at Lava Lake.
Excellent fishing opportunities for salmon on the Tseax River. Nisg̱a’a citizens should obtain a Nisg̱a’a fishing licence from the Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government for fishing within Nisg̱a’a Lands. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Please refer to current fishing regulations.
Pets and 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.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Protected Area. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.