Located near one of the Alaska Highway’s most historic point’s of interest, Kistkatinaw Provincial Park offers travellers a 28 unit campground nestled in the trees above the Kiskatinaw River.
The park sits overtop of the historic Kiskatinaw wooden curved trestle bridge – A feat of engineering that speaks to the determination and innovation that was so prevalent during the highway’s original construction.
To learn more about the Kiskatinaw bridge, check out the following link!
Just 28kms north of Dawson Creek and off of Highway 97(Alaska Highway), the entrance to the campground can be found on the south side of the Kiskatinaw wooden bridge along the Old Alaska Highway.
The medium sized campground features all the amenities common to provincial parks in British Columbia. This includes; vault toilets, garbage disposal, a hand pump for drinking water, and vehicle accessible campsites each featuring a picnic table and fire ring.
It should be noted that there is also a children’s playground and day-use area at the park, however it is out of service at this time due to unstable ground conditions near the banks of the river.
Descriptively, the park sits on the river’s edge, and is a short stroll from the Kistkatinaw bridge if you were to a walk along the water upstream. The campground is surrounded by large fur and deciduous trees, common to the northern boreal forest.
Locals often pick the area as their camping destination during hot weather as the river can offer a nice reprieve.
The cost is $20/night and firewood can be purchased at the park. Just be aware of current fire restrictions as the province has been experiencing increased wildfire activity over the years.
For additional information, please visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/kiskatinaw/
-the Alaska Highway