Upper Adams River Provincial Park
About This ParkUpper Adams River Provincial Park protects 65 km of large river floodplain.
- This park protects a very old, undisturbed forest with abundant lichens north of TumTum Lake. There is a high diversity of associated species, as well as extensive habitat for sockeye, Chinook and Coho salmon.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
The nearest communities are Kamloops, Clearwater, Barriere, Vavenby and Little Fort.
The closest public telephone is at Vavenby Store, approximately 30 km away.
Nature and Culture
- History - Established April 30, 1996.
- Conservation - The park encompasses 65 km of undisturbed Adams River floodplain from the Tumtum wetlands to Adams Lake. The park protects a rich riparian area of valley bottom interior cedar-hemlock forests. An undisturbed forest north of Tumtum Lake contains abundant lichens.
- Wildlife - The park protects a variety of habitats for otters, elk, moose and black bear.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Upper Adams River Provincial Park Management Direction Statement [PDF 176.53KB] is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
This river contains rainbow trout, bull trout, and white fish. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Anyone hunting in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the B.C. Hunting Regulations for seasons and closures.
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 wildlife viewing opportunities in this park.
Facilities Available at this Park
There is no boat launch, but there is opportunity to launch small car top boats.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park only has user maintained pit toilets - no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park, on Tum Tum Lake, offers vehicle accessible, very rustic campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. There are two designated campsites, one on the southeast end of the lake, the other on the southwest end of the lake.