Kitsumkalum Provincial Park
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Introduction

Although a small park, Kitsumkalum Provincial Park is a good RV getaway location to relax and enjoy peaceful and quiet times within a beautiful forest setting. Located 25 km (16 miles) north of Terrace, and about 5 km (3 miles) south of Rosswood, BC, you will be able to easily access the park in your RVs and trailers by road. The park is a designated old Forest Service recreation site.

Recreational opportunities at Kitsumkalum Provincial Park include fishing for coho salmon, cutthroat trout, and dolly varden char; canoeing and kayaking on the lake, wildlife viewing, windsurfing, swimming in the park’s cold waters, pet walking, nature observation and photography.

There are up to seven camping units at the campground in the park, all of which are available on first-come first-served basis only. Only basic camping amenities are available in the park, such as pit toilets and fire rings. A picnic area just a short drive off the highway is a nice spot for a picnic. It is recommended that campers bring their own drinking water to the park since potable water isn’t available.

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Transportation in Kitsumkalum Provincial Park

Driving

Kitsumkalum Provincial Park is located 25 km (16 miles) north of Terrace, and about 5 km (3 miles) south of Rosswood. Being a simple drive-in park along a major road, the park is easy to access by RVs and trailers, as well as other motorized vehicles. The campsites in the park are connected by a gravel road and there are no driving restrictions within the park.

Parking

Parking spaces for RVs, trailers, and cars are available at the campsites in Kitsumkalum Provincial Park. RV campers enjoy overnight parking services at the park too.

Public Transport

BC Transit offers public bus services to Kitsumkalum Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Kitsumkalum Provincial Park

Campsites in Kitsumkalum Provincial Park

Reservations camping

First-come first-served

Kitsumkalum Campground

Kitsumkalum Campground has up to seven campsites suitable for tents and small RVs and trailers. Larger RV may experience difficulty maneuvering within the campground when the park is crowded. No RV hookups are available at the campground, and only pit toilets and fire rings are available. RV length limit at the campground is 25 ft (8 m), however, you may wish to call the park ahead if you have a larger rig.

The campsites in the campground are available on first-come first-served basis only.

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Kitsumkalum Provincial Park

In-Season

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife is abundant at Kitsumkalum Provincial Park and if you want to see them, the best place is on the shore of the lake in the park. The abundant wildlife in the park is a common theme among parks in the area. Moose, eagles, black and grizzly bears are just some of the creatures you should expect to see at the park.

Canoeing/Kayaking

Kitsumkalum Lake is easy to access from the campground in the park and so you can enjoy wonderful canoeing and kayaking experiences on the lake. As you paddle along the shoreline on the lake, you will get to see beautiful features of the park and the park’s wildlife. If you have a boat, you can access the lake from the beach, as no boat launch facilities are available in the park.

Fishing

Good fishing opportunities are available at Kitsumkalum Provincial Park. As you visit the park with your fishing gear and tackle, prepare to find coho salmon, cutthroat trout, and dolly varden char in the lake. You will need to have a fishing license if you are to angle at the park. Fishing limits are available at the BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations.

Off-Season

Pet Walking

Pets and domestic animals are allowed in Kitsumkalum Provincial Park, although they are not permitted at the beach areas in the park and around the park buildings. Be that as it may, you can enjoy casual strolls on the roads in the park with your pet. You are required to clean up after them and respect the privacy of other campers.

Swimming

The sandy shore of the lake is a good place to begin swimming in the park. No designated swimming areas are cordoned off on the lake and no lifeguards are on duty, hence, you should be careful when swimming in the lake. Note that if you take a dip in the lake, the water will be cold. Refreshing on a hot day, for sure. But you may not be able to stay in the water for long.

Windsurfing

The strong winds on Kitsumkalum Lake present RV campers who fancy windsurfing with excellent opportunities to enjoy the fun experience. Access to the lake for windsurfing is at the beach. It is worthy of note that the lake can be cold so it’s best to prepare for the conditions.

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