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Prophet River Hotsprings Provincial Park
About This ParkProphet River Hotsprings Provincial Park is located along the shores of the Prophet River. This wilderness park, accessible by hiking, horse or helicopter, is surrounded by the Eastern Muskwa Ranges and protects locally significant hotsprings. The tufa mound created by mineral deposits from the springs is surrounded on one side by stands of black spruce that thin out to the alpine of the surrounding mountains. Adventurous visitors to this park will be rewarded with scenic vistas and wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities.
Established Date: June 29, 1999
Park Size: 184 hectares
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: The area was identified in the Fort Nelson Land and Resource Management Plan in 1997 as a Protected Area. In 1999, the area was subsequently designated as a provincial park.
- Cultural Heritage: Prophet River First Nations traditional use.
- Conservation: The primary role of Prophet River Hotsprings Provincial Park is to protect the sensitive hotsprings habitats and the abundant diversity of wildlife associated with those habitats. The park is located within the Eastern Muskwa Ranges adjacent to the Prophet River, which has been provincially designated as a Heritage River.
- Wildlife: A diverse variety of wildlife species utilize the area. Examples of large mammals include Stone’s sheep, moose, caribou, elk, mountain goat, grizzly bear, black bear, and wolves.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 1.93MB] is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting Regulation Synopsis.
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. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
There are opportunites for viewing wildlife. Stones Sheep, Elk, Moose, Deer, Black Bear and Grizzly Bear frequent the area.