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].
Beatton River Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Please note, as of May 14, 2017: The water levels near Beatton River Park are high and visitation to the park is not recommended until water levels decrease.
October 22, 2015:
- Beatton River Provincial Park has access restrictions in place. The primary means of access to this park is by river boat. While there has been a history of road access being provided, this access is now being restricted by the private land owner due to excessive disturbance and site degradation of the private land and private road access leading from the end of Baldonnel Road to the park.
- Park visitors are recommended to contact the local landowners to gain permission prior to accessing the private land and prior to utilizing the private road which has historically led to the park. There is currently no other legal easement or right-of-way developed as public road access to this park.
About This Park
Beatton River Provincial Park protects rich riparian habitat at the confluence of the Beatton and Peace Rivers. Visitors to the area can best access the park by boat.
Enjoy a picnic, watch wildlife or relax on the river’s edge and appreciate the surrounding scenic views.
Established Date: June 29, 2000
Park Size: 186 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
- History: Historic site of Fort D’Epinette. The North West Company established the fort in 1806. The fort was originally called the Fort of St. John and was changed to Fort D'Epinette when the Hudson’s Bay Company amalgamated with the North West Company in 1821.
- Conservation: Old growth cottonwood with mixed stands of spruce and aspen dominate the area. Lush riparian shrub growth lines the edge of the waterways.
- Wildlife: Moose, mule deer, white-tailed deer and black bear frequent the area. Waterfowl including ducks and Canada geese are also common. Keep a sharp eye out for bald eagles, as they nest in several locations within the Peace Canyon. Numerous fish species reside in both the Beatton and Peace Rivers. A list of species includes: Arctic grayling; brook stickleback; burbot; flathead; chub; goldeye; lake chub; largescale sucker; longnose dace; longnose sucker; mountain whitefish; northern pike; northern redbelly dace; prickly sculpin; redside shiner; slimy sculpin; spoonhead sculpin; spottail shiner; stickleback (general); troutperch; walleye; white sucker.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 1.94MB] for Beatton River Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Visitors to the area can best access the park by paddling down the Peace or Beatton Rivers. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Visitors can walk around the area but there are no developed trails at this park.
Horseback riding is permitted.
The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting and Trapping Regulation synopsis 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. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
There are wildlife viewing opportunities in the park.