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].
Babine Lake Marine Provincial Park – Pinkut Creek Site
About This ParkBabine Lake Marine Park – Pinkut Creek Site is one of 6 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.
See also Babine Lake Marine – Smithers Landing
See also Babine Lake Marine – Pendleton Bay
Park Size: 66 hectares
- 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 MapsThe Pinkut Creek Site is located on the shore of Babine Lake, northeast of Burns Lake.
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.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Management Direction Statement [PDF 585.87KB] for Babine Lake Marine.
[including Hook (Deep) Bay, Pierre Creek, Pinkut Creek and Sandpoint Sites]
Activities Available at this Park
Boating is popular on Babine Lake and the Pinkut Creek Site provides a good launching and landing site for people wishing to visit the southern end of the lake. Visitors in small boats should use caution as large waves can develop without warning.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
The park is open to hunting. Please consult the Hunting and Trapping regulations for more information.
Pets on Leash
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.
Swimming in this large lake is usually limited to the warmest months of the year (July & August).
This site provides great opportunity for viewing eagles in the fall during the salmon spawning season.
Facilities Available at this Park
There is a rustic gravel boat launch at this site and ample room for parking.
Campfires are permitted. If you chose to have a fire, please bring wood with you. Collecting firewood in the park is prohibited.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are not accepted. A small clearing next to the bay provides space for vehicle accessible camping (roughly 5 units) in the snowfree season (May through October). Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.