Uncha Mountain Red Hills Park consists of two parcels of land on each of the south and north shores of Francois Lake.
North-facing Uncha Mountain is predominantly coniferous forest, while south-facing Red Hills is covered with a mosaic of meadows, deciduous and coniferous forest.
The park provides backcountry recreation opportunities, and protects a wide range of cultural values, rare plant communities and wildlife habitat.
Established Date: January 25, 2001
Park Size: 9,421 hectares
Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
The Red Hills Trail runs for approximately 5kms parallel to the north shore of Francois Lake in Red Hills, ending at a viewpoint above the lake. Due to the southern exposure of this area, the trail melts out earlier in the spring than most other trails in the vicinity. It is particularly scenic in the fall when the many different deciduous plants are changing color.
Google Earth KMZ file of Trails [KMZ] (must have Google Earth and/or and Google Maps installed
Hunting is allowed in the park. Check the Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
Uncha Mountain Red Hills Park is located on Francois Lake, approximately 30 km south of Burns Lake. The Red Hills portion of the park is reached by road from Burns Lake via Highway 35 to the community of Francois Lake, then east along Francois Lake East Road. Uncha Mountain is reached by taking the public ferry at the community of Francois Lake south across the lake, then following Uncha Lake Road east to Uncha Mountain Forest Service Road.
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.