Spatsizi Headwaters Park was designated to protect the headwaters of the Spatsizi River, upper elevational glacial lakes and alpine meadows, and to provide hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Established Date: January 25, 2001
Park Size: 427 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. More information about campfires in the backcountry »
The BCR railgrade passes within 3km of the Spatsizi Headwaters Park. Foot or horse travel is possible along this grade which follows the Klappan River. Helicopter access is also possible.
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.