Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park
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Introduction

Sitting on the northern end of Pinkut Lake is Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park, a small park that offers a perfect getaway for RV campers. Located 24 km (15 miles) north of Burns Lake, off Highway 16, British Columbia, Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park offers opportunities for rainbow trout fishing, paddling of small boats and canoes, flora and wildlife viewing, biking on the park’s gravelly roads, swimming in Pinkut Lake, pet walking, and picnicking close to the lake.

The park features five RV campsites that are available on first-come first-served basis only. Pit toilets, water pump, a day use area, and boat launch are the facilities and amenities available in Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park. Just 11 km (7 miles) north of the park is one of the three campgrounds that sit on Babine Lake’s western shore; hence Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park is often used as a base for excursions to Babine Lake.

Established in 1953, Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park lies within the asserted traditional territory of the Yekooche and Ned’u’ten (Lake Babine Nation) First Nations.

The park is dedicated in memory of Ethel F. Wilson.

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Transportation in Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park

Driving

Located 24 km (15 miles) north of Burns Lake, off Highway 16, Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park is accessible by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles via an unpaved and gravelly Babine Forest Service Road. The road that leads to the park is used by logging trucks as well as recreation enthusiasts, hence campers are advised to drive up to the park with caution. The park’s road is also graveled.

Parking

There are no designated parking areas in Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park, however, RV campers can park their rigs at their campsites in the park.

Public Transport

There are no direct transportation services to Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park

Campsites in Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park

Reservations camping

First-come first-served

Ethel F. Wilson Campground

Ethel F. Wilson Campground in Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park consists of five pet-friendly campsites that are available for RVs and tents. There are no RV hookup options at the campground, and RV length limit is 24 ft (7 m), however, RV campers with larger rigs can call the park ahead to find out if there is space available.

Pit toilets and water pump are available in the campground and all the campsites are available on first-come first-served basis only.

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park

In-Season

Canoeing

Pinkut Lake in Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park is available for canoeing, kayaking, and paddling, hence offering paddling opportunities to RV campers at the park. Only small boats are recommended on the lake in the park. A boat launch is available in the park.

Flora and Fauna

Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park sits within a remnant Babine Upland Ecosection which features large hybrid white spruce trees. These trees decorate the park. In addition, it is common to find wildlife such as moose, black bears, and deer at the park.

Fishing

Angling for rainbow trout is a popular activity at Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park, and a fish hatchery is located at the southern end of Pinkut Lake. To be able to fish at the park, an appropriate license is required. Ice fishing opportunities are also available in Pinkut Lake at the park.

Off-Season

Picnicking

A small picnic area is available at Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park for RV campers who wish to enjoy outdoor meals by the lake in the park. There are few better ways to spend time outdoors than by sharing a meal with friends and family, and this small park provides the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Swimming

Swimming opportunities are available on Pinkut Lake for RV campers at Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park. Because no lifeguards are on duty at the park, all swimmers are advised to exercise caution while swimming in the lake.

Biking

It is common for RV campers to ride their bicycles on the gravelly roads in the park, and the roads are popular with recreation enthusiasts. All RV campers that wish to ride on the roads must wear a bicycle helmet.

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