This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
Dall River Old Growth Provincial Park
About This ParkStands of river bottom, old growth white spruce dominate the landscape of Dall River Old Growth Park. This remote park is situated in the Cassiar Mountains and is home to a variety of wildlife species.
Horseback riding, hiking and fishing are just some activities to lure the backcountry adventurer.
Established Date: June 29, 1999
Park Size: 644 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Hikers and campers should be prepared for all weather conditions in this changeable climate. Always carry first-aid equipment and extra clothing and food.
- Water sources in the backcountry may carry giardia or other parasites. Boil or filter all water when in the backcountry.
- Please remember that this is bear country. These animals are powerful, unpredictable and extremely dangerous.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Denetiah Park, along the Dall River downstream from Dall Lake. It is approximately 300 km west of Fort Nelson. There are no roads; access to the area is by air. Most visitors to the area are members of guided hunting and/or fishing trips.
Nature and Culture
- Cultural Heritage: Dall River Old Growth Park overlaps with traditional use areas of the Kaska Dena and Tahltan First Nations. The park holds significant spiritual value for First Nations. Although there is limited documented information, the area has high potential for cultural and heritage resources.
- Conservation: Dall River Old Growth Park lies west of the Rocky Mountain Trench and falls within the Cassiar Ranges ecosection. The park encompasses the valley bottom of the Dall River, downstream from Dall Lake.One biogeoclimatic zone, Boreal White and Black Spruce, occurs in the park. The forested valley of this section of the Dall River contains extensive stands of old growth white spruce. Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.
- Wildlife: The park contains important habitat for grizzly bear and furbearers. Stone sheep are common outside of the park in the rugged mountainous alpine valleys that drain into Dall River. Bull trout, arctic grayling, whitefish and northern pike can be found in the clear, blue waters of Dall River. Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife. For more information on bear safety, click here.
- Management Planning Information
- There is no online management planning available.
Activities Available at this Park
There are remote, wilderness canoeing or kayaking opportunities at this park.
If in the area, anglers can try their luck for bull trout, arctic grayling, whitefish and northern pike. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
There are hiking opportunities in the park. For your own safety and preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroy plant life and soil structure.
Dall River Old Growth Park provides excellent opportunities for backcountry horseback riding. Riders should be experienced and prepared for wilderness travel, as there are no designated trails.
The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more details and information.
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.