Nimpkish Lake

Type: Backcountry/Wilderness Camping

Open: Year round

Fees: None

Reservations: No

Toilets: None, Leave no Trace
Showers: No
Potable Water: No, Water is available from streams but must be boiled, treated or filtered before drinking.
Pets: Yes, On leash
Garbage: Pack it out
Fire Pit: No, Leave no Trace (Check for fire ban)
Hydro: No
Sanidump: No
Accessible: No
Description: Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park, located south of Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island offers a rugged wilderness experience in a remote setting. The park, situated at the south end of Nimpkish Lake, comprises the southernmost east-facing slopes of the Karmutzen mountain range and all of Tlakwa Creek drainage.

Things to Do: 

Boating - Opportunities for kayaking and/or canoeing exist in Nimpkish Lake, which is outside of Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park. Strong and reliable winds rise here on summer afternoons which can make paddling difficult.

Fishing - Opportunities for fresh water fishing exist in the park in the Tlakwa Creek. Anglers can also fish in Nimpkish Lake, outside of the park.

Hiking - There are unmaintained hiking trails which offer scenic views of the park.

Hunting - Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags.

Skiing - This park offers opportunities for backcountry skiing/ski mountaineering in areas near Tlakwa Mtn. and Karmutzen Mtn. Both of these areas must be accessed via Western Forest Products logging roads.

Swimming - Opportunities for swimming exist in Nimpkish Lake, which is outside of Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park.

Windsurfing - Nimpkish Lake, which is located outside of Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park, is a popular spot for windsurfing. Strong and reliable winds rise here on summer afternoons. Most windsurfers access the lake from the Western Forest Products recreation site, via Hwy 19.

White Water Rafting - Several local companies offer rafting trips on the Nimpkish River with Nimpkish Lake being the starting point.

Rules: BC Parks Policy. Practice Leave no Trace and BC Backcountry Camping Ethics

Operated by: BC Provincial Parks

Number of Sites: 0

Map: None

Website: BC Parks

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