This park was identified for protection in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land-Use Plan and it protects representative ecosystems within the Cariboo Plateau Eco-section. It is almost circular in shape, and protects rolling forested country with a number of medium sized lakes.
Backcountry hiking, fishing and camping opportunities exist, although access to the park is limited.
Park Size: 5,106 hectares
Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
The lakes are not fished very much due to their inaccessibility; there is challenging trout fishing for those that make the effort to get there. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
The park is open to hunting. Please refer to the British Columbia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
The park is located approximately 50 kilometres north-east of 100 Mile House, and very close to Canim Beach Park and Ruth Lake Park. Although close to the community of 100 Mile House, there is no road access. The best way into the park is by float plane. Logging roads from the north side approach fairly closely, and experienced backcountry navigators could travel overland into the park that way (there are no trails). There is private land to the south with no access to the park.
Topographic maps of the park are: 92 P/14 and 92 P/15. These maps (and a compass) should be used by anyone venturing into the park since there are no trails or roads.
History - This park was identified for protection in 1995 through the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land-use Plan. In 2013, 544 hectares were added as a result of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land-use Plan Goal 2 (Special Feature) process.
Cultural Heritage - This park lies in the traditional territory of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) First Nation.
Conservation - The park protects a wide diversity of forest, wetland and aquatic environments. The area encompasses gently rolling topography with numerous small lakes and streams, including the watershed of a tributary of Bradley Creek. The trees of the Sub Boreal Spruce ecosystem in which the park is located, include Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir and lodgepole pine, as well as white birch and aspen stands.
Wildlife - This forest ecosystem supports habitat for a variety of wildlife including mule deer, moose, coyote, beaver, otter, black bear, cougar, hawks and songbirds. The lakes support good populations of sport fish, as well as waterfowl and aquatic mammals like muskrats and beavers.
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.