Tunkwa Provincial Park

 

Tunkwa Provincial Park, located 25 km south of Savona and 16 km north of Logan Lake, protects fragile grassland and wetland environments in the Thompson High Country. The park offers a total of 275 traditional and informal campsites in three camping areas: Tunkwa, Leighton, and Leighton North. Some informal sites are clustered together and can be used for group camping. The park features two large man-made lakes: Tunkwa and Leighton, which are stocked annually and offer world-class fishing for rainbow trout. Consequently, this park is very popular with anglers. Bicycling is possible on the road that connects the three camping areas. Leighton North campground is adjacent to an ATV staging area, at the start of several ATV trails. During the winter months, the park and the surrounding area are popular for ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - Group Camping - - Picnic Areas Campfires - Pit Toilets - Drinking Water - - - Boat Launch - - Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking - - Bicycling - ATV / Motorized Trails - - - - - Winter Recreation Cross-country Skiing - Snowmobiling

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 275, reservable: 0, nearest town: Logan Lake (16 km), Savona (25 km)

Additional Information

Location

To reach the park from the town of Logan Lake, travel 16 km north on Tunkwa Lake Road.

Or, turn south on Tunkwa Lake Road from Highway 1 near Savona and travel 25 km to reach the park.

Contact Information

Brandywine Environmental Management Ltd.
E-mail address: office8888@telus.net
Phone: 250-377-8888

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $15.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $7.50 per senior couple/night.   

Operation Dates

This park is accessible for camping year round, but no services such as water and firewood are provided during the off-season.

Campground dates with full fees and services: May 1 – October 8.

Facilities

Group Camping

Group Camping

Group camping is possible at clustered campsites. The usual "per party" fee is charged.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

A day-use / picnic area is found at the south end of Tunkwa Lake.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There are gravel boat launches at both the Tunkwa and Leighton Lakes. Tunkwa Lake has a 10 hp motor restriction.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Both Tunkwa and Leighton lakes provide excellent opportunities fro catching rainbow trout.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking are possible on Tunkwa and Leighton Lakes.

User Reviews

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

I have mixed feelings

Submitted by tasi on September 20, 2009

I love fishing, and this park has some of the best fishing in the province. On the other hand, the camping spots are not too impressive. They are positioned on the grasslands and have virtually no shade. The plus side is that it is sure peaceful there and relaxing. The campsites are big and usually have several table and a firepit. I would say that this is a fishing destination as there is not much else to do there.

 

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Catch of the day

tasi
Sep 20, 2009

View of the Leighton Lake campground

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Sep 20, 2009

Leighton Lake

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Sep 20, 2009

Tunkwa Lake

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Sep 20, 2009

Campsite and Tunkwa Lake

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Sep 20, 2009

Camping sites at on the shore of Tunkwa Lake

tasi
Sep 20, 2009

Several camping sites and outhouses

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Sep 20, 2009

An informal camping site

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Sep 20, 2009

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Sep 20, 2009

This is where Tunkwa Lake connects to Leighton Lake

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Sep 20, 2009

Grasslands of the park

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Sep 20, 2009

Leighton Lake

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Sep 20, 2009

 

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