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Wistaria Provincial Park
About This ParkWistaria Park provides boat access to Ootsa Lake and a small area for picnicking.
Established Date: October 22, 1981
Park Size: 40 hectares
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Management Direction Statement [PDF] for Wistaria Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Wistaria Park provides access to Ootsa Lake where there are kayaking and canoeing opportunities.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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.
Facilities Available at this Park
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.
This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
There are 2 campsites at this park.