Visitors can enjoy bird watching, nature study and canoeing. The park is valuable for public access and enjoyment of the river frontage, since much of the river frontage between Chase and Kamloops is in private ownership.
It encompasses a 5km section of riparian habitat on the South Thompson River. Surrounding vegetation consists of aspen, cottonwood, Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, willow, Russian olive, Hawthorne, Saskatoon berry, grass and sedge.
The park provides important habitat for trumpeter swans and a variety of other waterfowl. Shorebirds, passerines, beavers, muskrats and otters also frequent the area. The South Thompson River contains trout, salmon and other fish species.
Established Date: July 28, 1997
Park Size: 43 hectares
Pritchard park is located on the South Thompson River, approximately 40 km northeast of Kamloops. The park is only accessible by boat; there is no road access.
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.