Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
About This ConservancyK’mooda/Lowe-Gamble Conservancy protects remote fish and wildlife habitats, lakes, rivers, estuaries, wetlands and forests in the Hecate Lowlands Ecosection. The conservancy encompasses the watersheds
of Lowe, Gamble and Weare Lakes. Access into this wilderness area is difficult because there are no roads, trails, or marine boat access.
Conservancy Size: 14,454 ha
- There are no roads or trails in this wilderness area.
- There are no facilities in the conservancy.
General Visitor Information:
Maps and BrochuresPlease Note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Conservancy Map [PDF 376KB]
LocationK’mooda/Lowe-Gamble Conservancy is only accessible by float plane or helicopter and is located approximately 20 km NW of Hartley Bay and 75 km SW of Kitimat.It is located about 5 km NE from the south end of Grenville Channel. The conservancy adjoins Lowe Inlet Marine Park to the west and Alty Conservancy to the northeast.
- Reference: 1:50,000 scale Topographic Maps #103 H/6 (Hartley Bay), #103 H/11 (Kitkiata Inlet) and #103 H/12
- Reference: Use marine chart #3946 (Grenville Channel) for accessing Lowe Inlet.
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
phone: 250-632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554
Nature and Culture
- History: K’mooda/Lowe-Gamble Conservancy was designated as a conservancy on July 14, 2006 following recommendations from the North Coast Land and Resource Management Plan.
- Cultural Heritage: The conservancy is in the asserted traditional territories of the Gitga’at and Gitxaala First Nations. There are no known archaeological sites in the conservancy. Indian Reserve #3 (Kumowdah), located between Lowe Lake and Lowe Inlet is excluded from the conservancy. Use the below links for more information or to contact these First Nations.
- Conservation: The conservancy protects the remote undisturbed old-growth forests, fish and wildlife habitat in the watersheds of Lowe, Gamble and Weare Lakes. All of three of these lakes are connected together by Kumowdah River, which flows into Lowe Inlet to the west.
- Wildlife: Waterfowl, bears, wolves, otters, eagles, seals and furbearers may be seen in the conservancy.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this conservancy is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Conservancy
Adventurous and experienced canoeists or kayakers may enjoy exploring the large lakes and river in this conservancy if they can portage their boats to Lowe Lake from Verney Falls at the east end of Lowe Inlet.
There are opportunities for trout, char and salmon fishing in the chain of lakes and Kumowdah River. Please consult the appropriate non-tidal fishing regulations for more information. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license.
This conservancy is open to hunting during lawful hunting seasons. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.
Swimming is possible in the lakes, but the water is cold all year round. There are no lifeguards on duty in the conservancy.
Waterfowl, bears, wolves, otters, eagles, seals and furbearers may be seen in the conservancy.
Facilities Available at this Conservancy
Firewood and campfire rings are not provided. If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to fully extinguish the fire when done and spread out the ashes and rocks. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil so please use it conservatively, if at all. 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 during extremely hot weather conditions.
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.