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Babine Lake Marine Provincial Park – Pinkut Creek Site
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Seasonal park closures to mitigate risk of human-bear conflict
The Pinkut Site of Babine Lake Marine Provincial Park, adjacent to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Pinkut Creek Spawning Channels on Babine Lake, will be closed annually from August 20th to December 31st. This is being implemented by BC Parks in order to mitigate the risk of human-bear conflict during the salmon spawning season, when grizzly bears are more active in the area. Any questions or concerns can be directed to BC Parks at 250 847-7426.
About This Park
Babine Lake Marine Park – Pinkut Creek Site is one of six sites that comprises Babine Lake Marine Park. These sites all lie along the shores of Babine Lake and include Pendleton Bay, Hook (Deep) Bay, Smithers Landing, Pierre Creek, and Sandpoint sites.
The sites provide anchorage, scenic lakeshore viewscapes, beaches and fish-bearing creeks and provide access to internationally-significant fishing opportunities along 200 km of waterways on the largest natural lake entirely within BC.
The Pinkut Creek Site is adjacent to the Pinkut Creek spawning channel, and includes a small, rustic, road accessible campsite in a bay.
Park Size: 66 hectares
Date Established: January 1, 1993
Know Before You Go
- The Pinkut Creek Site is in a wilderness area that is frequented by bears. Visitors are required to keep a clean campsite and should be familiar with bear safety.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
Location and Maps
From Burns Lake, follow Babine Lake Road north of Burns Lake for 20 km. Turn right onto the Augier FSR and follow this for 9.9 km and turn left (at km 26) onto the Grizzly FSR. Follow the Grizzly FSR for 2 km and turn left (at 28 km) onto Fisheries Road. Follow the Fisheries Road for 14 km and turn right, following this spur road for 1.1 km to the park campsite.
Nature and Culture
- Culture: The small marine sites lie within the asserted traditional territory of the Ned’u’ten Nation, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, and the Yekooche First Nation.