Drive with caution. Roads are extremely slippery following rain. Avoid driving on the access road and the road through the park in wet conditions. There is a high probability of accidents, or of becoming stuck.
Carry chains and a shovel, even in summer.
Junction Sheep Range Provincial Park
About This ParkThe Junction Sheep Range Provincial Park consists of rolling grasslands and deeply eroded gullies at the confluence of the Chilcotin and Fraser Rivers in central BC. This unique landscape is a place of spectacular scenery, with cliffs and hoodoos breaking the grassland benches.
The park was originally part of a Wildlife Management Area managed by BC Environment. It was then proposed for protection through a wide variety of planning processes including the Protected Areas Strategy and the Cariboo-Chilcotin CORE process, and was designated a provincial park in 1995 through the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land Use Plan. The area is protected most notably because of its importance to an internationally significant herd of California bighorn sheep.
To learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the values in this park, click to view Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society’s webpage [non-government website].
Established Date: July 12, 1995
Park Size: 4,774 hectares
- Camping is not permitted in the Junction Sheep Range Provincial Park or on the private property of Riske Creek Ranching.
- Obey park closures. Under the Hunting Regulations, only the access road is open to motor vehicles from April 1 to November 30. Obey any posted signs showing a vehicle in a circle with a line through it. This sign means “No Motorized Vehicles Beyond This Point.”
- Trampling of the cryptogamic crust, largely composed of lichens, causes soil erosion, and lichens may take many years to re-establish. Please stay on public trails and do not drive on or trample the lichen crust.
- Weed infestations, often introduced accidentally by vehicles, are a serious threat to habitat for wildlife and cattle. Please check your vehicle before entering the park and remove and destroy any plants caught in the vehicle undercarriage.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Management Plan [PDF 1.19MB] for Junction Sheep Range Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.