Six Mile Hill Protected Area
About This ParkSix Mile Hill Protected Area is a small representation of dry interior grasslands and a combination Ponderosa pine/Douglas fir forest. This area is separated into two sections by the Trans Canada Highway. The larger section sits between the highway and Kamloops Lake. The second section rises from the highway over the slopes and hill tops.
Park Size: 151 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 protected area was established in 2001 through recommendations from the Kamloops LRMP. It will be managed in accordance with the Management Direction Statement specific to this area.
- Cultural Heritage: This area is of spiritual significance to the Secwepemc Nation. The area protects a wintering mule deer habitat.
- Conservation: The higher elevations of the area contain old growth Ponderosa Pine. Much of the grasslands are still in a very natural condition. There is an interesting array of land formations from steep rock cliffs to hoodoos that were formed through erosion of peri-glacial lake deposits.
- Wildlife: This area protects important wintering mule deer habitat.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- BC Parks is in the process of developing a management plan for this conservancy. Click here for more information and to get involved.
Activities Available at this Park
There are rock climbing opportunities.The rock bluffs below the highway rest-stop are used by local climbers.
There are no developed trails at this park. Visitors hiking in the area should ensure their presence leaves little impact. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs. Shortcutting developed trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
The park is open to hunting. Hunting is permitted only during lawful game hunting season. Check with the Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for regulations.