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Taweel Provincial Park

About This Park

Taweel Provincial Park A picturesque large lake, connected with trail network to smaller lakes, in an area noted for fishing, hiking, and nature appreciation in a wilderness setting. Note that there are no camping or day-use facilities provided, and there are private resorts and cabins on Taweel Lake (at the east end of the lake, outside the park).

Special Features: This park protects a representative area of the provincially-significant Sub-boreal Spruce forests in the region.

Park Size: 4,558 hectares

Special Notes:
  • Visitors must be self-sufficient and prepared for a wilderness environment. There is no vehicle access into the park. Note that access to the resorts at the east end of the lake requires a high-clearance 4-wheel-drive vehicle.
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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. The resorts at the east end of the lake can be reached by travelling about 25 km along the Lemieux Creek Valley road from Little Fort (the last part of the road is very rough). Prior arrangements must be made by anyone wishing to avail of any of the services provided by the resorts. A logging road off of highway 24 leads to the southwestern park boundary but there is no access (road or trail) from this road to the lake. The closest communities to the park are Little Fort and Clearwater.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: The park was established on April 30, 1996.
  • Cultural Heritage: The probable route of an historic trail from Canim Lake to North Thompson Valley lies in the park, with possible First Nation use.
  • Conservation: This park protects a representative sub-boreal spruce forest, with some old-growth, and riparian areas at the north end of Taweel Lake. The area has important habitat for fisher, wild native rainbow trout, moose, marten, timber wolf and birds such as the Common Loon, Barrow’s Goldeneye and the Three-toed Woodpecker.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing and kayaking are possible. No facilities are provided.
Fishing

Fishing

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

Horseback Riding

Hosreback riding is allowed. Please stay on designated trails.
Hunting

Hunting

Anyone hunting in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the B.C. Hunting Regulations for seasons and closures.
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.Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are wildlife viewing opportunities in this park.