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Visitor Information
  • 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

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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

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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.

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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.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information

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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are canoeing and kayaking opportunities on the river. Visitors should make themselves aware of the river's grade before attempting navigation.
Fishing

Fishing

Fishing for trout, salmon and steelhead is popular. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted only during lawful game hunting season. Check with Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for regulations.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Backcountry areas are rarely suited for dogs due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears. Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times.
Swimming

Swimming

Visitors should use caution due to the swift flowing water. During lower water levels there are more exposed beach areas. There are no lifeguards on duty in Provincial Parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park