This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Wistaria Provincial Park

About This Park

Wistaria Park provides boat access to Ootsa Lake and a small area for picnicking.

Established Date: October 22, 1981

Park Size: 40 hectares
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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. From Burns Lake, take Hwy 35 and cross Francois Lake on the ferry. Follow the main road from the ferry for 17.5km and turn right onto Keefe’s Landing Road (Ootsa-Nadina Road). Follow this for 36.7 km to the signed road for Wistaria Park (on your left). If you reach Carroll Road you have gone too far. It is 700 m from the Keefe’s Landing (Ootsa-Nadina) Road to the lake.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: Wistaria Provincial Park was designated as a Class A Park in 1981 by the Provincial Government.
  • Cultural Heritage: Wistaria Park lies within the asserted traditional territories of the Sekanni-Carrier and Wet’suwet’en First Nations.
  • Conservation: Wistaria Provincial Park lies within the Bulkley Basin Ecosection.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Wistaria Park provides access to Ootsa Lake where there are kayaking and canoeing opportunities.
Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

This park has a singlewide concrete boat launch with a gentle grade. Boaters must use caution on Oosta Lake due to weather conditions and underwater hazards such as submerged stumps and trees.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

There are 2 campsites at this park.