- If accessing the park by boat, visitors should make themselves aware of the river’s grade before navigation.
- There are train tracks crossing sections of this park. Visitors should note it is illegal to cross tracks unless it is at a designated track crossing.
- The waters of the Thompson river are very swift, especially in June and July during high water. Use caution in and around the waters edge.
Walhachin Oxbows Provincial Park
About This Park
This park protects a small remnant of river riparian on the Thompson River. Note that no camping or day-use facilities are provided.
Park Size: 37 hectares
Location and Maps
On the Thompson River west of Kamloops, approximately 30 km east of the town of Cache Creek, situated just downstream from the mouth of the Deadman River. There is no road access. Access is by boat from the west end of Kamloops Lake.
Nature and Culture
- History - Established in July 23, 1997 through recommendations from the Kamloops LRMP.
- Conservation - An important river riparian area on the Thompson River containing cottonwood, willow and underbrush that provides valuable wildlife habitat The area was formed of gravels and sandy stream terrace deposits. The oxbow slough is an important waterfowl habitat.