Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Park Contact This park proudly operated by:
Northwest Escapes Ltd
E-mail address: nwescapesbc@telus.net
Phone: (250) 638-8490

Kleanza Creek Provincial Park

Please note:
  • Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in day-use, beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. You and your pets can access Kleanza Creek for your enjoyment along the Kleanza Creek-side Trail which can be accessed at the downstream side of the day-use/beach area or from trailhead near site #1. Thank you for your cooperation.

About This Park

Kleanza Creek Provincial Park Kleanza Creek Provincial Park is located amongst the forests and rock canyons in the Coast Mountains. Occupying frontage on the Skeena River and on both sides of Kleanza Creek, the park is of historical significance.

Kleanza means gold in the Gitxsan language and it was this metal that influenced the early history of the park site. Placer mining for gold was first carried out in the creek in the late 1890’s.

Date Established: March 16, 1956

Park Size: 216 hectares

Special Notes:
  • In the interests of safety, firearms are prohibited.
  • Motor vehicles, including motorcycles, ATVs and similar vehicles are restricted to vehicle roads and parking areas.
  • In the interests of protecting the park’s ecology, rock hunting and collecting are not permitted.
  • The nearest sani-station facilities can be found in Terrace, approximately 15 km west of the park.
Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc. The campground is not accessible during the off season.)
May 12 – September 17
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 12 – September 17
Campground Reservable Dates: May 12 – September 16
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 34
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
10
Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.

Reservations

All campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.

Reserve a site

Campsite Reservations:
Campsite reservations are accepted at this park and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
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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. 15 km east of Terrace’s Hwy 16 and Hwy 37 junction.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: Kleanza means gold in the Gitxsan language and it was this metal that influenced the early history of the park site. Placer mining for gold was first carried out on the creek in the late 1890s when men shoveled gravel from the bars into sluice boxes. This process proved unsatisfactory because there was too much water in the creek and the bedrock was too deep for handwork. Remains of the Cassiar Hydraulic Mining Company operations can be found above the beautiful rock canyon.
  • Conservation: The park protects the Kleanza Creek Canyon and important salmon spawning habitat in the area.
  • Wildlife: Migrating pink (humpback) salmon may be seen each fall as they spawn in the creek completing their life cycle that began two years previously in the same spot.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are whitewater-kayaking opportunities in Kleanza Creek. There are no rentals available at this time. Please use caution.
Hiking

Hiking

A 1 km easy trail leads to a 24 metre deep box canyon on Kleanza Creek. All who use this trail should exercise extreme caution. There are no restraining barriers. A responsible adult should accompany children. 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 day-use, beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. You and your pets can access Kleanza Creek for your enjoyment along the Kleanza Creek-side Trail which can be accessed at the downstream side of the day-use/beach area or from trailhead near site #1. Thank you for your cooperation. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is a viewing area located above Kleanza Canyon.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Visitors can snowshoe in the park during the winter season.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

Firewood can be purchased from the Park Facility Operator for a fee. Visitors may bring their own wood. Campfires are allowed in the campsites and day use area fire rings. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

One hand pump is available in the park and can be found near the parking lot. Water is shut off during the off season.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area. Facilities include parking area, grassy areas, fire rings, benches, gravel/cobble beach, pit toilets, picnic tables, and a horseshoe pit. There are no pay phones and the gate is locked from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am during the camping and off seasons.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park has pit toilets located in the campground and day-use area.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers 34 vehicle accessible shaded/treed campsites in Kleanza Creek Campground. The campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis and campsite reservations are accepted. There are 2 double sites and 2 tent sites. The campsites can accommodate RVs. Parking is available for extra vehicles.
There is a gate and it is locked from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. Pay phones are not available. The nearest store is approximately 15 km away in Terrace.
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.