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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Visitor Information Vehicle access is limited to snowmobile or ATV once creeks and water ways have frozen.

Klua Lakes Protected Area

About This Protected Area

Klua Lakes Protected Area Looking for remote wilderness camping, abundant wildlife and excellent fishing opportunities? Look no further, Klua Lakes provides all this and more. Klua Lakes Protected Area offers visitors to this remote wilderness an impressive view of escarpments and cuesta topography (ridges with a steep face on one side and a gentle slope on the other).

Lush boreal forest surrounds the lakes that provide excellent walleye and northern pike fishing. Moose wade through the shallows and peregrine falcons hunt in the skies above. This area is truly impressive; enjoy a tranquil paddle in the summer or explore it via snowmobile in the winter. Either way, Klua Lakes is sure to leave you with a lasting impression and fond memories of a wilderness experience.

Established Date: January 25, 2001

Park Size: 28,018 hectares
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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. Klua Lakes Protected Area is located east of the Prophet River and east of Mile 240 of the Alaska Highway. There are no designated roads; roads are designed for winter use only. Access is via trails leading up Adsett Creek and via a northern trail from the Alaska Highway. Snowmobile access is sometimes possible due to creek and beaver dam crossings or via float plane.

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: The area was identified as a feature of interest in the late 1970’s. A Notation of Interest for future park development was established on June 15, 1984. The 1995 Protected Area Strategy report identified Klua Lakes as an area of interest. The Fort Nelson land and Resource Management Plan in 1997 confirmed the importance of protected status for this area.
  • Cultural Heritage: Klua Lakes Protected Area overlaps with traditional use areas of the Sekani, Slavey, Cree and Beaver cultures of the Prophet River and Fort Nelson First Nations.
  • Conservation: The area provides representation of the Fort Nelson Lowland and Muskwa Plateau ecosections and is characterized by unique flat-topped plateaus with steep, near vertical faces. Klua Lakes occupy a basin scalloped into the sedimentary escarpment; a line of scenic bluffs mark the rim of the basin. These escarpments, located in the Boreal White and Black Spruce Biogeoclimatic Zone, are distinct landscape features and they are dominated by aspen and white spruce stands. The lakes drain eastward over the classic muskeg country of the Fort Nelson Lowlands to the northeast. The cliffs surrounding the lake are used by peregrine falcons, and support a small isolated goat population. Moose, beaver, otter and black bear are common.
  • Wildlife: Moose, black bear, woodland caribou, white-tail deer and mule deer are some of the species commonly observed in the park. Several other species make this park their home, some of which have been identified as rare or endangered. These include:
    • Endangered, Threatened and Vulnerable Species:
      • Cisco (provincial red list)Spottail shiner (provincial red list)
      • Grizzly bear (provincial blue list)
      Sensitive Species
      • Trumpeter swan, Peregrine falcon
      • Mountain goat
    • General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • There is no online management planning information available.
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Activities Available at this Protected Area

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Fishing

Fishing

This park offers excellent walleye and northern pike fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

There are no developed trails at this park. Use caution when exploring the backcountry/wilderness area.
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is permitted.
Hunting

Hunting

The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting Regulation synopsis.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing opportunities with such animals as moose, black bear, grizzly bears, goats and Peregrine falcons.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Winter recreation opportunities included snowmobiling and ice fishing.
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Facilities Available at this Protected Area

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Boil or filter water in the backcountry.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.