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Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
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.
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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
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.