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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Park Contact

This park proudly operated by:
Margaret Klocker
250 234-3446
rnmklocker@xplornet.com
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park

About This Park

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Overnight campers and avid fishers will find Kinaskan Lake to be the perfect spot to stop and relax. The campsites provide a spectacular introduction to northern scenery. From the campground, located at lake’s edge, visitors are afforded sweeping views up the length of the lake with Todagin Mountains to the east and the Klastline Plateau to the west.

Located at the south end of Kinaskan Lake between the Skeena and Coast Mountain Ranges, this park offers spectacular scenery and good rainbow trout fishing. The Iskut River runs through the park to the south, where it enters a smaller lake called Natadesleen. The Little Iskut River branches off to the west into Mt. Edziza Provincial Park and Recreation Area.

Established Date: December 4, 1987
Park Size: 1,800 hectares

Know Before You Go

  • Maintenance, fee collection, and security services for the park are provided by a Park Operator.
  • Visitors wishing to fish/angle should obtain a licence in advance

    Any visitors wishing to fish/angle in BC Parks on the Highway 37 corridor should strongly consider obtaining a BC Freshwater Fishing Licence while they have access to internet and a printer, there are very limited opportunities to obtain a fishing licence on the Highway 37 corridor.

  • All recreational hunting is prohibited in Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park

    This applies to all areas of the park including the campground, Natadesleen Lake and trail, and the section of the Iskut River within the park boundary. Please ensure you are familiar with the location of park boundaries before hunting in the vicinity of the park.

  • Licenced motor vehicles, including motorcycles, are restricted to vehicle roads and parking areas

    Please keep vehicles and equipment on the camp pads or driveways. Unlicenced vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, are not permitted in the park.

  • From Kinaskan Lake, visitors can base explorations of Spatsizi or Mount Edziza Parks

    You can canoe or boat the Spatsizi, Klappan, Stikine, or Dease Rivers, drive to viewing opportunities in the Lower Grand Canyon of the Stikine near historic Telegraph Creek, or in alpine through Gnat Pass.

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. About 330 km north of Kitwanga or 100 km south of Dease Lake on Highway #37.

Nature and Culture

  • History: Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park was established on December 4, 1987.
  • Conservation: Special features in this park include Cascade Falls, Natadesleen and Kinaskan Lakes, and Natadesleen and Kinaskan Rainnbow Fisheries.
  • Wildlife: A diversity of wildlife is seen and includes moose, black and grizzly bears, wolves, coyotes, mink, martens, hares, and squirrels. Goats and Stone sheep can also be seen high in the nearby mountains.

Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Feel free to canoe at both Kinaskan and Natadesleen Lakes.
Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

Rainbow trout are abundant in Kinaskan and Natadesleen Lakes, averaging .5 kg in weight and 30 cm in length. Fish from shore or boat, fly fish, cast, or troll with just about any lure, the hard-fighting rainbow are waiting. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

Several trails are located near Kinaskan Lake. The Todagin Mountain trail leaves Highway 37 several hundred metres south of the Tatogga Lake service station and leads to the summer range of the Stone Sheep. A full day or two should be allowed for this hike. The Mt. Edziza trail begins on the west end of the campground and leads about 300 metres to where the Iskut River must be crossed. From the western shore, the trail leads through an old burn and onto Mowdade Lake at 24 km and the start of the Mt. Edziza Park trail system.

The Natadesleen trail leaves Highway 37 ten kilometres south of Kinaskan Lake. This trail leads 1 km to the shore of the Natadesleen. The adventurous can portage a canoe into Natadesleen Lake and paddle to the southwest side of the lake, where the river exits the lake. From here, a rough trail leads down the river to Cascade Falls, a unique volcanic formation on the Iskut River.

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.

Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour 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.
Swimming

Swimming

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

The floating wharf and excellent boat ramp make it easy to launch your boat.
Campfires

Campfires

While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are not accepted.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $20.00 per party/night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Some facilities in the park are wheelchair accessible.