Upper Adams River Provincial Park
About This 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.
Park Size: 5,733 hectares
Location and Maps
The park is a very long, narrow strip that roughly follows the Upper Adams River and protects the riparian area on both sides of the river, from the north end of Adams Lake to a point north of Tum Tum Lake. Three routes, all gravel logging roads, access this area: from Highway #5 south of Barriere, via Agate Bay Road and along the west side and northern end of Adams Lake (80 km); from Trans Canada Highway #1 at Squilax to Adams Lake roads (95 km); from Highway #5 at Vavenby, via logging roads (30 km). Use caution when traveling on logging roads – this is an active logging area. 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.
Activities Available at this Park
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.