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].
Activites and Facilities Available in this Park - Click icon to view
Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information Watch for river hazards such as sweepers (trees hanging into the water), deadheads (submerged trees), sand and gravel bars, and high water during spring runoff or heavy rains.

Visitor Safety:

Swimming is not recommended, due to high volume water flow with dangerous currents.

Watch for river hazards such as sweepers (trees hanging into the water), deadheads (submerged trees), sand and gravel bars, and high water during spring runoff or heavy rains.

Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.

Cariboo River Provincial Park

About This Park

Cariboo River Provincial Park This linear park protects a large portion of the upper Cariboo River and surrounding wetlands, from Kimball Lake downstream to where the river enters Cariboo Lake. It is critical habitat for wildlife, especially moose and waterfowl.

The waterfalls, old-growth and estuaries at this park can be accessed via canoe or power boat. The park provides opportunities for water-based recreation: canoeing, rafting and power boating.

This park is a wilderness area that is not regularly serviced or patrolled.

Park Size: 3,211 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. Vehicle access is on logging roads from Likely or Barkerville in snow free months only. The park is located approximately 90 km from the town of Likely on the 8400 Road or 70 km from the town of Barkerville on the 3100 Road. Please drive with caution on these active logging roads. Use your headlights at all times. The closest communities, towns and cities are Wells, Likely, Barkerville, Quesnel and Williams Lake.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Only paddlers experienced with moving water should attempt this section of the Cariboo River (which is mellow compared with some sections outside the park). Wear approved PFDs and watch for deadheads and sweepers.
Fishing

Fishing

Fish for rainbow trout and bull trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hunting

Hunting

The park is open to hunting. Please check the Hunting and Trapping regulations for more information.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Visitors can cross-country ski or snowshoe in the park but there are no set trails.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

The boat launch is gravel and may be flooded at high water. It is next to the bridge by the information shelter. The road access is narrow and confined.
Campfires

Campfires

While campfires are permitted, it is preferable to use a camp stove, since this is a fragile environment. If you must have a fire, bring your own firewood or use only dead and down wood. Please use existing campfire rings, do not build new ones.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. There is an information shelter at the Cariboo River crossing on the 3100 Road.