High Lakes Basin Provincial Park
About This Park
This park contains a small group of medium-sized lakes containing wild trout stocks. This is unusual in the interior. The park also represents an ecosystem of Engelmann Spruce-Sub-alpine Fir forest on the Nehalliston plateau. This is a wilderness area with opportunities for hiking and hunting. Some primitive user-maintained camping areas have been established.
Park Size: 560 hectares
- This is a wilderness area with infrequent Ranger patrols. Visitors must be self-sufficient and have advised a responsible adult of their intended destination and anticipated time of return.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
- No firewood is available and no fire rings are installed. If a campfire is used, please keep it small, and ensure it is completely out before you leave. Only wood that is dead and lying on the ground can be used for campfires. Camp stoves are recommended for cooking. Check for campfire bans before entering the backcountry. In some parks, campfires are not permitted at any time.
Location and Maps
16 km west of Little Fort, and 2.5 km north of Caverhill Lake on the Nehalliston Plateau. Access is by foot or horseback.
Nature and Culture
- History - Established April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan.
- Cultural Heritage - Located on a historic native travel route from Lac des Roches to North Thompson valley.
- Conservation - This park provides protection for a small group of medium-sized lakes, containing wild trout stocks. The park contains a small representative ecosystem of Englemann spruce/sub-alpine fir on the Nehalliston Plateau.
- Wildlife - Wild trout stocks are present in the park.