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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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information

This area is excellent Black and Grizzly bear habitat. Users of the area must be knowledgeable about wilderness travel and take the necessary precautions.

There are avalanche hazardsand blowdown hazards, please exercise caution while in the park.

It is necessary to cross Ptarmigan Creek (no bridge) in order to reach the trail. The trail is very steep; hikers should be in good physical condition.

Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.

Erg Mountain Provincial Park

About This Park

This 1,011 hectare park protects interior cedar hemlock forests on a valley slope above the Upper Fraser Trench, leading to alpine/sub-alpine area at the top of Erg Mountain. Erg Mountain has historically been a hiking destination, and offers an excellent viewpoint of the Upper Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains.

On a good day, Mt. Sir Alexander in Kakwa Provincial Park is clearly visible. Extensive alpine ridge-top hiking outside of the park is accessible from the peak of Erg Mountain.

Special Feature: Mt. Vista views

Park Size: 1,011 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. The entrance to the park is about 5 km west of Crescent Spur, about 165 km east of Prince George along the Yellowhead (Highway 16) corridor approximately 500 m west of Catfish Creek. Erg Mountain Provincial Park is close to the Ptarmigan Creek Protected Area, and the two parks share the same access road and trailhead. The trailhead is 8 km in from Highway 16. The closest communities, towns and cities are Prince George and McBride.
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Nature and Culture

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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.
Hiking

Hiking

For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. The 2.5 km trail up Erg Mountain is very steep.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is no viewing platform, but the park offers good wildlife viewing opportunities.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Backcountry skiing and cross-country skiing are possible but visitors must be prepared for winter travel and have avalanche awareness training, as this is a high avalanche area.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed; but the terrain is very rugged and no facilities are provided.