Pitman River Protected Area provides important wildlife habitat to moose, grizzly bears, caribou and several fish species. It is a key wildlife corridor, providing connectivity to high value habitat in adjacent areas. The high wildlife values provide a setting for a rich native and non-native history. Visitors to the Pitman River often come by jet-boat via the Stikine River to hunt for moose in this remote wilderness park.
Established Date: January 25, 2001
Park Size: 16,316 hectares
Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
Fires should be used sparingly, as they are among the most serious visual impacts in the backcountry. Always carry a stove; use it for most if not all of your cooking needs and only build a fire when it is safe and will not cause further damage or deplete wood supplies.
Please check for campfire bans and the Fire Danger Rating for the area you are visiting before igniting a fire in the backcountry. 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. For more information on campfires in the backcountry, click here.
Hunting is permitted within Pitman River Protected Area. Please refer to current BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for seasons and bag limits.
The Protected Area covers a corridor along the Pitman River to where it joins with the Stikine River Park. Access via the Stikine is possible by jet-boat, canoe or kayak or by float plane.
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.