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Finn Creek Provincial Park

About This Park

This park includes the braided lower Finn Creek, a deep meandering channel, and islands in the North Thompson River. Note that no camping or day-use facilities are provided here.

There are high values for Chinook, coho and bull trout spawning. The park offers Grizzly bear and moose habitat and has potential for many bird species.

Park Size: 303 ha

Stay Safe:
  • Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
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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 on the North Thompson River, approximately 70 kilometres northeast of the town of Clearwater. The closest communities, towns and cities are Clearwater, Blue River and Kamloops.
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Nature and Culture

  • History - The park was created as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan. It was established April 30, 1996.
  • Cultural Heritage - Old Hwy #5 along the west side of the park, with old homesites. Pinkie Peak adjacent to east park boundary was used by surveyors as a lookout point up and down the valley.
  • Conservation - The park features the braided meandering channel of Finn Creek, and a portion of the North Thompson River which contains some islands. Cottonwoods, cedars, hybrid spruce and birch along the wetter bottomlands exist in the park. The park protects important spawning habitat for bull trout, Coho and Chinook salmon. It is also an excellent year-round moose habitat.
  • Wildlife - Noted habitat for moose and a variety of bird species. Fish species include bull trout, chinook and coho salmon.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

A canoe or kayak is necessary to access the North Thompson River in this area. Always exercise caution when navigating the North Thompson River. Sweepers and log jams may not always be visible in advance.
Fishing

Fishing

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

Pets on Leash

You are responsible for behaviour of pets and domestic animals 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 the park is a good spot for viewing spawning Chinook and other wildlife. Approximately 3 km from the park, the local regional district has a day use area that offers a viewing platform overlooking a spectacular river feature.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Back country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted but there are no maintained trails. Snowmobiling is only permitted on the pipeline right-of-way.