» Denetiah Provincial Park and Denetiah Corridor Protected Area
Denetiah Provincial Park and Denetiah Corridor Protected Area
About This Park
The Denetiah and Dall Lakes area has long been recognized for its remote wilderness location, stunning beauty and outstanding recreational values. Fine-textured beaches provide canoeing, fishing and camping opportunities at these lakes.
An extensive alpine plain southwest of Denetiah Lake is an ideal location for hiking, horseback riding and wildlife and scenery viewing in a beautiful, remote wilderness setting. For the experienced backcountry adventurer, a portion of the Davie Trail, which extends from Fort Ware to Lower Post, travels through the park adjacent to the Rocky Mountain Trench. The Kechika River is recognized as an outstanding special feature for its superb wilderness float trip and wildlife viewing values.
Located west of the Rocky Mountain Trench in the Cassiar Mountains, Denetiah marks the northwestern boundary of the Peace Liard district.
Park Size: Park – 97,908 hectares; Protected Area – 7,441 hectares
Know Before You Go
Hikers and campers should be prepared for all weather conditions in this changeable climate.
Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Special care must be taken in alpine and sub-alpine areas. These are among the most fragile because of the severe conditions and short growing season. Please walk carefully and tread lightly.
Location and Maps
Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Denetiah Park lies primarily west of the Rocky Mountain Trench and approximately 160 km upstream of Fort Ware along the Kechika River. There are no designated roads entering the area. The park is a remote wilderness area and access is only by boat, and air or foot and horse along the Davie Trail from Lower Post. River access usually occurs at Skook’s Landing, near the community of Fireside, and involves a 250 km boat trip. Most visitors to the area are members of guided hunting and/or fishing trips.
Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
The Kechika River and Dall and Denetiah Lakes provide excellent opportunities for remote, wilderness canoeing/kayaking. Access to Dall and Denetiah Lakes is only by air, while the Kechika River can be reached by road from the south and north ends.
The Davie Trail, which extends north from Fort Ware to Lower Post, is a wilderness route that runs along the Kechika River in the Rocky Mountain Trench. This route is only recommended for experienced backcountry hikers or horseback riders, as the area is remote and there are many hazards such as river crossings.
Denetiah Park provides excellent opportunities for backcountry horseback
riding. Riders should be experience and prepared for wilderness travel, as
there are no designated trails.
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. Dogs should be under control to avoid any potential problem with wildlife.
Facilities Available at this Park
Cabins / Huts
There is a public use cabin on the northeast end of Denetiah Lake.
Keep backcountry campfires small.
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.