Goat Range Provincial Park
About This Park
This park protects the only natural spawning site of the unique "Gerrard" Rainbow trout. This wilderness area is critical in maintaining the natural habitat for species such as grizzly bear, mountain goat and mountain caribou. Visitors are asked to employ low impact techniques.
Park Size: 78,947 ha
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
- Campfires are not allowed except in emergency situations.
Location and Maps
The park is situated in the Selkirk Mountains, between Slocan and Kootenay lakes at the south end, and between Arrow Lakes and Duncan Lake at the north end.
Nature and Culture
- History - The park has an important mining and logging history including a historic townsite and railway station, although no trace of these remain.
- Cultural Heritage - The area within the park is significant to the Okanagan, Shuswap and Ktunaxa-kinbasket First Nations. The park has an important mining and logging history including a historic townsite and railway terminus at the south end of Trout Lake.
- Conservation - This wilderness park protects a mix of low, mid and high-elevation forests. The park contains old-growth forests, extensive alpine meadows and lakes, and numerous rivers and creeks. It provides a spawning and rearing habitat for the internationally important Gerrard rainbow trout and an important spawning channel for Kootenay Lake kokanee in the Meadow Creek watershed. Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park's natural heritage, please do not damage or remove them.
- Wildlife - This wilderness area is critical in maintaining the natural habitat for species such as grizzly bear, elk, mountain goat and mountain caribou.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.