This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
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Visitor Information Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park.

Craig Headwaters Protected Area

About This Protected Area

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Craig Headwaters Protected Area protects the Craig River Valley from the Alaskan border to its junction with the Iskut River. This remote, gentle valley of rich coastal forest is home to towering Sitka spruce trees, spawning salmon and grizzly bears.

Established Date: January 25, 2001

Park Size: 7,101 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. This remote park, bordered on the southwest by Alaska, is approximately 120 km south of the community of Telegraph Creek. Access is by helicopter only.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: The Provincial Government protected Craig Headwaters in 2001, following recommendations of the Cassiar Iskut-Stikine Land and Resource Management Plan.
  • Cultural Heritage: Craig Headwaters Protected Area lies within the asserted traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation.
  • Conservation: Craig Headwaters Protected Area is located in the Boundary Ranges Ecosection. The park protects a representative example of low elevation coastal western hemlock forest and associated ecosystems. Rich micro-sites provide ideal growing conditions for Sitka spruce trees reach 60m in height. Uncommon plant communities are found near cool springs.
  • Wildlife: The Craig River offers high value fish habitat for sockeye and bull trout and is one of the main coho spawning areas in the Stikine. Annual spawning counts of coho are conducted in the Craig in the fall as an annual indicator. The coastal forest valley of the Craig also provides grizzly bears with high value habitat.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Protected Area

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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Facilities Available at this Protected Area

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

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