Dante’s Inferno Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Dante’s Inferno Provincial Park has been reopened
This park was burnt over by the 2017 wildfires. The park has now been re-opened with safety assessments completed in 2018. Site rehabilitation work will be completed on the trail in 2019. Please stay on the trail.
Caution – be advised that there are significant risks associated with entering areas that have been burnt over by the 2017 wildfires. Potential risks could include:
- danger trees and overhead hazards – the integrity of trees whose trunks, roots or branches have been damaged by wildfire is unreliable
- terrain instability resulting in landslides and falling or shifting debris and rock
- amplified runoff after rainfall or snowmelt which could result in a rapid increase of water course depth and flow rates or flooding conditions
- ash pits – may be deep and difficult to see
- respiratory effects caused by breathing soot and charcoal for extended periods of time
Post-wildfire hazards may last for several years or longer after a wildfire and may be triggered at any time with little or no warning.
About This Park
Dante’s Inferno Provincial Park was established as a result of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land-Use Plan Goal 2 (Special Feature) process.
It offers a number of unique recreational, ecological and scenic features. It contains a recreational lake with good early season fishing opportunities surrounded by a scenic setting of basalt cliffs. Dry old growth, Douglas-fir forests, cottonwood forests, marsh, shrub streamside vegetation, and bedrock are all features which can be found in the area.
Several species of bats utilize the basalt cliffs in the area, and pikas, flammulated owls and poorwills are in the area. A very large population of aquatic and other insects are an important feature of the area and their presence is likely attributable to the relatively warm lake and vigorous shoreline (riparian) vegetation.
The park is located approximately 56 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake.
- Date Established: March 14, 2013
- Size: 376 ha
- More information on this park will be added as it becomes available.