Swan Creek Protected Area was designated on March 22, 2005 as recommended through the Kalum Land and Resource Management Plan. It protects a small, steep, unlogged watershed in the Nass Mountain Range Ecosection.
The small watershed provides a viewscape to anglers on the Zymoetz (Copper) River, with a waterfall that flows into “Swan Creek”. The area protects old-growth trees such as Western Hemlock, Mountain Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, and Subalpine Fir. It also provides habitat for furbearers and waterfowl.
There are no facilities, trails, or designated campsites in this protected area at this time.
Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. At this time there are no trails, facilities or designated campsites in Swan Creek Protected Area. However, the Salmon Run Forest Recreation Site is located across from the protected area, on the north side of the Copper River Forest Service Road at about the 30 km marker. The Salmon Run site has 3 campsites, picnic tables, fire rings and a pit toilet.
Please Conserve Firewood – While campfires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of campfires and using camp stoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. No firewood available.
Good fishing opportunities for salmon and steelhead in the adjacent Zymoetz (Copper) River to the north of Swan Creek. 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 & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information. Horses are not allowed in the protected area. BC Residents do not need a park use permit to hunt in Swan Creek Protected Area.
Swan Creek Protected Area is located near Terrace. It is situated on the south side of the Zymoetz (Copper) River and also on the south side of the Copper River Forest Service Road (approx. between 30 and 31 Km). The east side of the protected area is across from the confluence of Salmon Run Creek and the Zymoetz River.
Swan Creek Protected Area is accessed by the Copper River Forest Service Road, which begins off the east side of Highway 16, approximately 7 km east of Terrace. The forest service road runs along the south side of the Copper River. The protected area is located approx. between the 30 and 31 Km markers along the south side of the Copper River Forest Service Road.
The 1:50,000 scale topographic map for this area is mapsheet number 103 I/8 (Chist Creek).
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.