Directions to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

Directions to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

 

Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

 

Houston is very fortunate to be the gateway to such an impressive wilderness park as Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. Tweedsmuir Provincial Park appeals primarily to outdoor recreationists interested in boating, angling, camping, hiking or hunting in one of North America’s most magnificent wilderness areas. Outdoor recreation opportunities are almost unlimited, but those who are not prepared to be completely self-sufficient or who do not wish to employ a professional guide should not contemplate a visit.

 

Park Size: 989,616 hectares for Tweedsmuir Park, 446,092 hectares for the northern part and 15 hectares for Tweedsmuir Corridor Protected Area.

 

Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing: Eutsuk and Pondosy Lakes are great for boating and sightseeing. Boaters should be wary of unmarked shoals and reefs. Canoeing and kayaking are permitted in the park but boaters should use caution. Canoeists should remain near shore at all times as westerly winds can arise quite suddenly, especially in the afternoon. Pondosy Lake is entered by a short, narrow channel at high water. At low water in August and September, it may be necessary to line or pole boats through this waterway.

Fishing: Quality fishing with good populations of mountain whitefish, rainbow trout, kokanee, and burbot is available in the park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Hiking: There are many trails for hiking in this park for more information on the hiking trails please visit the BC Parks website: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/tweeds_n/  

 

Special Notes:

  • Caution should be exercised when travelling on waters in the Nechako Reservoir and those in the park. Windstorms may arise very quickly and become quite severe for multiple days. May is usually the windiest month. Strong winds can be expected for about one-third of the time during the boating season. No attempt should be made to travel long distances or venture far from the shoreline of the reservoir in canoes, kayaks or car-top boats.

  • Suitable clothing must be worn and proper equipment for outdoor living carried. Visitors should have appropriate maps. All arrangements for supplies, including gasoline for boats, must be made before entering the park.

  • At all times, be alert for deadheads, submerged trees and unmarked reefs.

 

 

 

Directions:

Little Andrew’s Bay Provincial Park is the gateway into Tweedsmuir Park.

To get to Little Andrew’s Bay Park use the following instructions:

 

Head west of Houston on Highway 16 and turn left onto the Morice River Road.

At 27 km keep going straight onto the Morice-Owen FSR

At 56.5 km you have two options for getting to Andrew’s Bay Park

 

Route 1:

At 56.5 km keep going straight on the Morice-Owen FSR

At 72 km turn right onto the Ootsa-Nadina Road

Travel for roughly 10.5 km and turn right onto Shelford 1 Rd

This road will turn into a Forest service road

Travel for approx. 23 km

The entrance into Andrews Bay Park will be on your left.

The park facilities are 2 km down the access road.

 

Route 2:

At 56.5 km turn right onto the Nadina Main FSR

At 81 km turn left onto the Shelford Main FSR

At roughly 90 km keep left

At the end of the road (101 km) turn left onto the Andrews FSR

After 450m the entrance into Andrews Bay Parks will be on your right

The park facilities are 2 km down the access road.

 

Once you’ve made it to Little Andrew’s Bay, you will need to boat 50km down Ootsa and Whitesail Lakes to reach the rail portage.

 

 

For more information on Tweedsmuir Provincial Park please go to the BC Parks website: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/tweeds_n/

 

Text adapted from:

BC Parks Site

 

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