Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
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].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information

Backcountry and Marine Ethics

When viewing caves, the fragile nature of these systems and the potential hazards associated with them must be recognized. Visitors should be aware of the numerous vertical openings and irregular terrain of surface karst. Inexperienced visitors wishing to view caves should consider joining a caving club.

Bocock Peak Provincial Park

White-Nose Syndrome
White-nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that has been linked to the mass die-off of hibernating bats in Eastern North America – it poses a significant threat to bats of the west and British Columbia. There is evidence that humans have accelerated the spread through entering caves with contaminated clothing, gear or equipment. Therefore, prevention strategies are focussed on public education/awareness to prevent the introduction of the fungus through human activities. There are currently (JUNE 2011) no reported cases of WNS in BC.

To ensure the protection of bats and their habitat in this park, BC Parks strongly advises that personal caving gear that has been used anywhere east of the Rockies not be used in BC. Also, before entering caves in BC, cavers and visitors should consult the provincial WNS website, which includes a link to a Decontamination Protocol for Mines and Caves.
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/wildlife/wildlife-health/wildlife-diseases/white-nose-syndrome

About This Park

Bocock Peak Provincial Park Bocock Peak Provincial Park is a remote, high elevation park located on the continental divide in the headwaters of the Peace River. It contains distinct geological features such as limestone cave systems and preserves important wildlife habitat.

Park Size: 1,143 hectares
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Bocock Peak Provincial Park is located south of the Peace Arm of Williston Lake and adjacent to Eleven Mile Creek, approximately 70 km west of Hudson’s Hope. There are no designated trails to this remote area.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: The Dawson Creek Land and Resource Management Plan identified the importance of protected status for this area in 1998 and subsequently it was established as a Provincial Park in 2000.
  • Cultural Heritage: Bocock Peak Provincial Park is within the area traditionally used by the West Moberly, Salteau and Halfway First Nations.
  • Conservation: Bocock Peak Provincial Park is located in the Hart Ranges ecosection. It contains three significant limestone cave systems, the deepest of which at 253 m is the ninth deepest cave system in Canada. Limestone cave systems (also known as Karst) are extremely fragile ecosystems that are especially vulnerable to disturbance, more so than many other land resources. The intricate relationship between the unique surface characteristics and the subsurface caves and hydrology makes for a delicately balanced system.
  • Wildlife(specific to this park or area): Grizzly and black bear are found throughout the area. Mountain goat can be found in the upper elevations with moose in the lower valley. Numerous small mammals such as pine marten, marmots and porcupine also call this area home.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
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Activities Available at this Park

Caving

Caving

There are spelunking or caving opportunities.
Cycling

Cycling

Cycling is permitted in the park. Helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Hiking

Hiking

There are no developed trails at this park. Visitors should be experienced hikers when visiting remote areas.
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is permitted.
Hunting

Hunting

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.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are wildlife viewing opportunities.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

There are snowshoeing and backcountry skiing opportunities in the park.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

Campfire pits are not provided, please use existing traditional stone fire rings. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.