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

Little Andrews Bay Marine Provincial Park

About This Park

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Located on the north shore of Oosta Lake, the park provides camping and boat access to North Tweedsmuir Park.

Established Date: June 29, 1999

Park Size: 102.1 hectares

Special Notes:
A free-standing interpretation and information kiosk is located near the boat launch and wharf. It contains park information on Andrews Bay and North Tweedsmuir, as well as other important safety and conservation messages.
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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. 95 km south of Houston.
From Houston, head west on Hwy 16 and turn south onto the Morice Forest Service Road (the Huckleberry Mine Road, Freq 159.780). Follow this for 81 km and turn left onto the Shelford FSR (Freq 159.600). Follow the Shelford FSR for 21 km, left onto the Andrews Bay FSR for 300 m, then turn right at the signed park entrance and drive 2 km further to the campground.
From Burns Lake, head south across Francois Lake. Continue south on the main road from the ferry for 17.5km, then right onto the Keefe’s Landing Road (Ootsa-Nadina Road). Drive 42.5km on this road and turn left on the Shelfort #1 Road (Little Andrew’s Bay FSR). Follow this for 22 km to the signed park entrance, turn left and drive 2 km further to the campground.

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

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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Little Andrews Bay is a sheltered area suitable for smaller boats, but visitors wishing to venture further onto Ootsa Lake should use extreme caution. Large waves can develop very suddenly and you don’t want to find yourself caught out in open water.
Fishing

Fishing

Fishing for rainbow trout can be very rewarding. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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.
Swimming

Swimming

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

A concrete launch provides access to the Ootsa Lake reservoir and North Tweedsmuir Park. It has a gentle grade and is singlewide. There is also a floating wharf for mooring boats. Trailers can be parked and boats moored overnight but space is limited.
Campfires

Campfires

Firewood is not available at this park, visitors must provide their own. 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

Lake water is available; please boil before using.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area. No fires are permitted in the day-use area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park 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. There are no camping fees. Eight campsites are available; each have a fire ring and picnic table.

The park is open until the snow flies, then it becomes inaccessible until the spring melt. Operational window is usually May 1st to October 31st.