This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.

Maxhamish Lake Provincial Park and Protected Area

About This Park

Maxhamish Lake Provincial Park and Protected Area Many recreational opportunities such as fishing and wildlife viewing await visitors to this area. Visitors are sure to see moose and deer foraging in the park. Visitors can access this area by all-terrain vehicle or by snowmobile in the wintertime.

It is important that backcountry travellers be prepared for all weather conditions. Carry first-aid equipment, extra clothing and food. Backpacking cookstoves help conserve trees; fires are discouraged in the backcountry. Refrain from drinking water without treating it, as it may carry giardia or other parasites. Store food in a cache out of reach of bears and other animals. Watch for signs of bear activity and make plenty of noise. Store garbage properly and pack it out when you leave.

Park Size: 27,516 hectares

Special Notes:
  • It is important that backcountry travellers be prepared for all weather conditions.
  • Carry first aid equipment, extra clothing and food.
  • Backpacking cookstoves help conserve trees; fires are discouraged in the backcountry.
  • Refrain from drinking water without treating it, as it may carry giardia or other parasites.
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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. 125 km north of Fort Nelson, 12 km off the Liard Hwy (77). There is no road access and the closest community is Fort Nelson.
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Nature and Culture

  • Wildlife - Maxhamish Lake contains a diverse number of fish species. Fish species present in this lake include: artic cisco, lake whitefish, least cisco, northern pike, slimy sculpin, spottail shiner, troutperch, Walleye, and white sucker.
  • General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

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

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hunting

Hunting

The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations synopsis for more information.
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.Dogs should be under control to avoid any potential problems with wildlife.
Swimming

Swimming

There are swimming opportunites. There are NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY in provincial parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

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