Wood ticks are most prevalent between March and June. These parasites reside in tall grass and low shrubbery and seek out warm-blooded hosts. Although they are potential carriers of disease, they are a natural part of the environment and can be easily avoided. Legs should be protected by wearing trousers tucked into socks or gaiters. After outdoor activity, thoroughly examine yourself. Check pets for ticks as well.
The extreme hot, dry climate can result in overexposure to the sun. Wear sunscreen of at least SPF 15 and a hat with a brim.
Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Castle Rock Hoodoos Provincial Park
About This ParkCastle Rock Hoodoos Park was created as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan. The area is viewed for the interesting hoodoos formations.
Park Size: 34 hectares
This area is very fragile. It is requested that visitors do not walk or hike here as it is damaging to this fragile environment.
Location and Maps
Nature and Culture
- Conservation - White to yellow cliffs, small hoodoo formations and fluvial deposits of eroded volcanic ash are found in the park. The area is south facing with dry plant communities such as choke cherry, Saskatoon berry and Douglas-fir. The formations are extremely sensitive to erosion and damage by hiking boots. Please view, as opposed to climbing or biking.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Management Direction Statement is available in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.