Beautiful views of Spahats Falls and the Clearwater River valley make this a very popular day-use stop for tour buses. Old growth cedar and hemlock ensure this quiet park is cool on even the hottest summer day. Businesses nearby offer guided hiking, horse-riding, boating, canoeing, river-rafting, and fishing.
There is no safety fence along the trail between the viewing platform at the falls and the picnic area to the north.
The nearest public telephone is located at the Wells Gray Information Centre, at the junction of Clearwater Valley Road and Hwy #5, 10 km away.
Excessive noise is not permitted at any time.
Established in 1965 as Spahats Creek Provincial Park; added to Wells Gray in 1996.
305 ha at the southern end of Wells Gray’s 540,000 ha total area
This park has a day-use/picnic area.
This park only has flush toilets.
Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
An easy walk to the viewing platform provides spectacular views of Spahats Falls and the canyon where Spahats Creek has cut through the layers of volcanic rock. Shaden Viewing Platform provides a view of the Clearwater River Corridor. 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.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
10 km north of Hwy #5 at Clearwater, on the Clearwater Valley Road.