Nahatlatch

 

Nahatlatch Provincial Park is one of BC’s newest protected areas, established in 1999. This long, narrow park is located northwest of Boston Bar and protects an area of spectacular beauty, characterized by tall mountain peaks, glaciers, old growth forest, and a unique lake and river system. Nahatlatch also protects one of the largest intact wetlands remaining in the Lower Mainland. There are three lakes in this park: Frances, Hannah, and Nahatlatch, where fishing, canoeing, and kayaking can be enjoyed. The fast-flowing Nahatlatch River features a series of rapids and is considered one of the best whitewater rivers in the province. There are 20 very rustic vehicle accessible campsites located in six camping areas along the lakeshores. This park is accessed via 25 km of a rough logging road not suitable for larger RVs.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - - Campfires - Pit Toilets - - - - - Boat Launch - - Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking - - Bicycling - - - - - - Hunting - - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 20, reservable: 0, nearest town: Boston Bar (25 km)

Additional Information

Location

To reach Nahatlach Provincial Park, turn west at the main intersection in Boston Bar, where a big sign directs traffic off of Highway 1 to North Bend. Drive over the bridge to the west side of the Fraser River and follow the Nahatlatch Forest Service Road. The park entrance is located on the Nahatlach Forest Service Road approximately 25 km northwest of Boston Bar. It is identified with a park information shelter.

Contact Information

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Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $20.00 total which includes:

  • Party of up to 6 people / night ($13.00)
  • One Vehicle Fee ($7.00)

 

Operation Dates

The park is open year round when accessible.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

There are six different camping areas, located at various points on the roadside by the lakes. Each site has a rustic picnic table, rock fire ring and pit toilet. The park is open year round when accessible. Sites at Francis and Hanna Lake can accommodate 1 camping party each. The ranger cabin site accommodates 1 party with the opportunity to stay inside the cabin. Nahatlatch has 3 campsites. Salmon Beach has 2 campsites. Squakum has 11 campsites. All sites are situated in treed areas, on the shores of the lake. Most visitors camp in either tents or campers. Because the access road to the park can be very rough, very few camp in trailers or 5th wheels. Long weekends are very busy at this park. The closest phone and shopping facilities are at Boston Bar.

Campfires

Campfires

Firewood can be purchased from the Park Facility Operator or you may bring your own wood. Due to high winds funnelling through this valley, visitors are requested to keep their campfires small.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There is a small rustic boat launch next to the Salmon Beach campground. The launch has a dirt surface and can accommodate a small motor boat or car top boat. Power boats are rarely used on these lakes.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Limited opportunities for trout fishing exist in Frances, Hannah, and Nahatlatch lakes.

Hiking

Hiking

There are no designated hiking trails within this park. Visitors have the opportunity to hike in the area surrounding the park, but should do so with caution.

Swimming

Swimming

The lakes are very cold but provide opportunities to swim. The lake bottom is usually rocky with small areas of sand. During high water, until mid August, there are little or no beach areas. Visitors should use caution when swimming near the outflow of the lakes.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Kayaking and canoeing opportunities are available on all lakes and from the west end of the park on the Nahatlatch River to Nahatlatch Lake. It is not advisable to canoe on the river below Frances Lake.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Cycling is available on the logging roads in the area but visitors should use extreme caution due to the narrowness of the road and traffic from logging trucks.

Hunting

Hunting

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

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