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].
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Eakin Creek Flooplain Provincial Park

About This Park

Eakin Creek Floodplain Provincial Park Special features in this park consist of a valley floodplain in IDFmw with large, old red cedars, cottonwoods, red-osier dogwood, devil’s club, oak fern and lady fern. Old growth Douglas-fir and pine grass are also a dominant part of this landscape. Another important aspect of this park is it’s low elevation talus slopes with rock outcrops and associated microclimates (ice has been reported in shaded hollows even in summer). A good place for birding.

Note: There are no camping or day-use facilities provided at this park.

Established Date: April 20, 1996

Park Size: 123 hectares

Special Notes:
  • Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.
  • Removal of rocks from the talus slopes is prohibited by law.
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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. The park is located near the town of Little Fort, approximately 100 km north of Kamloops. The park may be accessed by gravel road off Highway 24, 15 km west of Little Fort.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: The park was created April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan. The park will be managed according to the Management Direction Statement for Eakin Creek Floodplain Park.
  • Conservation: This park contains a valley floodplain with large old red cedar and cottonwood, and other bottomland species such as red-osier dogwood, devil club, lady fern and oak fern. Douglas-fir, pine grass, soapberry and mahonia find habitat on the north and south slopes. Extensive talus slopes contain ice caves and rock outcrops. Eakin Creek provides habitat for wild stocks of rainbow trout.
  • Wildlife: Well-established wild trout stocks are found in Eakin Creek. The old-growth trees provide habitat for a variety of cavity-nesters including bats; as well, warblers and American dippers are found here.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash

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.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is no viewing platform but there are wildlife viewing and nature study opportunities.