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Marine-accessible camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but few facilities are provided. Rustic campsites with fire rings, picnic tables, tenting areas, and pit toilets may be available at Fountain Rapids, Chapea Rapids, Beggerlay Canyon (all 3 are portage trails), and at canoe pull-out at the Highway 37 bridge. Please practice “leave-no-trace” camping and “pack out what you pack in”. 

Several private guide outfitter camps exist within the park, cabin trespass and construction of new structures is prohibited.

Boat launch
A primitive boat launch is available on the west side of the Highway 37 bridge.

No firewood available. If you have to make a fire, keep it minimal, make sure it is extinguished, please spread ashes and rocks about. 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.

Pit or flush toilets
This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets. There are pit toilets available at the following sites: Fountain Rapids, Chapea Rapids, Beggerlay Canyon, Highway 37 bridge, and Highway 37 pull-out.
As you enter the park (approximately 60 km west of Dease Lake), you will notice a pullout parking area on the right. From here, a short trail leads to a viewpoint overlooking the Tuya River Valley.

For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Canoeing and kayaking are permitted on the upper Stikine River. Please obey the signs as your own safety is at risk if they are disregarded.

Caution: Downstream of the Stikine River – Hwy 37 bridge is unnavigable by any watercraft.

Fish year-round for a variety of native species including Dolly Varden, Arctic grayling and rainbow trout, or try for Chinook salmon or steelhead (downstream of the grand canyon) during the late summer and fall. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash
Pets/domestic animals must always be on a leash and are not permitted on beach areas or in park buildings. You are responsible for their behavior and must dispose of their excrement.
Horseback riding
A Letter of Authorization (LOA) is required for visitors who wish to use horses within Stikine River Provincial Park. There is a mandatory “weed-free feed” requirement for any horses entering the northern parks, meaning that horses must be fed certified weed-free pellets for 72 hours prior to entering the park and throughout the duration of their stay within the park. The primary reason for the weed-free feed requirement is the growing concern of introducing invasive plant species (either through non-permitted feed or horse droppings) into a natural and pristine ecosystem in the park. To obtain an LOA, please contact the BC Parks Stikine Area Staff at 250 771-4591. If there is no answer, please leave a detailed message stating your request for an LOA, your name, contact information and the date you wish to visit the park.
Hunting is permitted within Stikine River Provincial Park, though many species are authorized under Limited Entry Hunting only. Hunting for moose and mountain goat, east of the Hwy 37 bridge, is restricted to Limited Entry Hunting only. Mountain goat hunting, west of the Hwy 37 bridge, is also restricted to Limited Entry Hunting only.

Please refer to the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis as well as the Limited Entry Hunting Synopsis for bag limits, season dates and area maps.