Tyhee Lake Provincial Park
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Introduction

Sitting in the scenic Bulkley River Valley and bounded by the Telkwa and Bulkley Ranges of the Hazelton Mountains, and the Babine Range of the Skeena Mountains, Tyhee Lake Provincial Park is a nature lover’s paradise, and a beautiful setting for RV holidays. Located 10 km (6 miles) northeast of Smithers, off Highway 16, near Telkwa, British Columbia, this small provincial park is a great place to enjoy home away from home.

RV campers enjoy a wide range of recreational activities at Tyhee Lake Provincial Park including wildlife and bird viewing, hiking, walking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, nature viewing, picnicking, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, photography, and many more.

At the park, there are 59 pet-friendly RV campsites available by reservations and on first-come first-served basis. Facilities and amenities available in the park include group camps, picnic areas, restrooms, picnic shelter, boat launch, Information Center, dump station, paddle board rentals, concession stand, lookout point, day use area, beach, and parking lots.

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park features a trembling aspen dominated forest which consist of second-growth trees that replaced the original vegetative cover in the area that was destroyed by fire in the mid-1900s.

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park was established in 1956.

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Transportation in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park

Driving

Located 10 km (6 miles) northeast of Smithers, off Highway 16, near Telkwa, Tyhee Lake Provincial Park is an easy park to locate and access by RVs and trailers, as well as other motorized vehicles. Local paved roads offer easy navigation and accessibility within the park. Licensed motor vehicles and motorcycles are restricted to vehicle roads in the park. Unlicensed vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, are not allowed in the park.

Parking

There are three parking areas available for RVs, trailers, cars, and other licensed vehicles in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park. Two of these parking lots are located around the campground. RV parking at the respective campsites of vacationers in the park is allowed. Overnight parking is available.

Public Transport

There are no direct publication transportation services to Tyhee Lake Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park

Campsites in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park

Reservations camping

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Tyhee Lake Campground

Tyhee Lake Campground in Tudyah Lake Provincial Park features 59 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no RV hookup options available in the campground. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m), however, RV campers who have larger rigs can call ahead to find out if space is available. Amenities in the campground include water, toilets, restrooms with showers, picnic tables, picnic shelter, firepits, access to trailheads, and parking lots.

20 campsites in the campground are reservable, while 39 campsites are available on first-come first-served basis only.

Seasonal activities in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park

In-Season

Hiking

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park features several hiking trails for RV campers to enjoy. You can hike along the Aldermere trail that loops around the campground and follows the shores of Tyhee Lake, through aspen forest. Alternatively, RV campers can take leisurely strolls on trails that start from the campground and lead to the beach area. Posted signs are available on the trails to guide hikers along the designated hiking trails.

Fishing

Native stocked rainbow trout is available in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park for RV campers to test their fishing skills. Young anglers in the park can catch minnows such as red shiner, peamouth chub, and pygmy whitefish. All anglers in the park are required to possess an appropriate fishing license. Ice fishing opportunities are also available in the park in winter.

Wildlife/Bird Viewing

RV campers can enjoy the view of mammals and bird species at the marsh viewing platform just across from the boat launch at Tyhee Lake Provincial Park. Some of the fauna that can be seen include loons, ruffed grouse, red necked grebes, red-winged blackbird, downy woodpecker, squirrels, black bear, moose, and beaver. The bulrushes, dead trees, and cattails in the park serve as nesting sites for various bird species in the park.

Off-Season

Winter Activities

In winter, besides ice fishing, Tyhee Lake Provincial Park is open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing enthusiasts. Even more, ice skating opportunities are available in winter. Hence, the park is equally lively and full of recreational possibilities in winter.

Swimming

if you get overheated on a hike in the pike, you'll be glad to know that there is a designated swimming area for RV campers on Tyhee Lake just by the sandy beach in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park. No lifeguards are on duty at the beach; however, grassy slopes and a volleyball court are available.

Canoeing

Canoeing and kayaking opportunities are available for RV campers at Tyhee Lake Provincial Park since Tyhee Lake is a popular destination for canoeists and beginner kayakers. Paddle board rental facilities are available in the park. Power boats are often used on the lake.

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