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].
Eakin Creek Flooplain Provincial Park
About This ParkSpecial 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
- 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.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The approved Eakin Creek Floodplain Provincial Park Management Direction Statement [PDF] is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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.
There is no viewing platform but there are wildlife viewing and nature study opportunities.