Caligata Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
A small cirque basin containing an attractive lake, highly diverse plant communities and wildlife habitat. The area offers wonderful hiking opportunities to see wildflowers, as well as back-country skiing in the winter. Note that no camping or day-use facilities are provided.
Park Size: 153 hectares
Location and Maps
The park is located near Raft Mountain, approximately 160 km north of Kamloops, northeast of the town of Clearwater. Access to the park is via 30 km of logging road up Spahats Creek, which is north of Clearwater on the Wells Gray Park Road.
Nature and Culture
- History - Established April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan. The park will be managed according to the Interim Management Direction Statement for Caligata Lake Park.
- Conservation - This park protects a small cirque basin with avalanche tracks, rich wetlands, true bogs, fens, high floristic diversity and rare lichens. Old-growth Englemann spruce, subalpine fir, rare lichen species and many species of wildflowers exist in the area. Situated at the base of the steep, north-facing slope of Raft Mountain, the combination of aspect, deep snows, and cold air drainage creates unique conditions and favours plant communities that normally occur 500 meters higher. Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park's natural heritage, please don't damage or remove them.
- Wildlife - Habitat for mountain caribou, wolf, black and grizzly bear.Wildlife is potentially dangerous and may be encountered at any time. Never approach or feed bears or any wild animal. Make lots of noise when hiking where signs of bear are found.
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