This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
Anarchist Protected Area
About This Protected AreaAnarchist Protected Area was established to provide increased representation of low elevation forests that are under-represented in the protected area system, including Douglas fir and ponderosa pine. The area will also protect a number of red and blue listed plant and birdspecies and is not, therefore, a recreational destination.
Public access is extremely limited.
Established Date: April 18, 2001
Park Size: 467 hectares
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- Wildlife: Anarchist Protected Area plays a very important conservation role in the Okanagan Valley. It is home to four blue-listed and two red-listed bat species. The Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forest provides habitat for the red-listed White-headed woodpecker and Williamson’s sapsucker, among five other blue-listed birds. Four red/blue-listed snake species are also found in the protected area including the Night snake and Western rattlesnake.
Activities Available at this Protected Area
Anarchist Protected Area is open to hunting during lawful game hunting season as listed in the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations synopsis synopsis. The use of horses and motor vehicles is prohibited. The only access is through the reserve owned by the Osoyoos Indian Band.
The presence of rare bird, bat and snake species is a feature of the protected area.