Prophet River Wayside Provincial Park is a bird watcher’s paradise situated on the banks of the Prophet River in Northeastern British Columbia. The 113-hectare park is located on an old US Army camp used during the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942. Park forests consist of white spruce, lodgepole pine, trembling aspen and balsam poplar.
Outdoor enthusiasts can navigate through the dense underbrush to the Prophet River to fish for arctic grayling, bull trout and mountain whitefish. Hikers should be aware that the banks of the Prophet River are unstable and can be potentially dangerous. Camping with pull thrus is provide and facilities are limited to pit toilets. Water is available at a natural spring.
Wildlife, such as elk, mule deer, white-tail deer, black and grizzly bears and moose, occasionally wander through the park. Various songbirds can be found in the park. Watch out for rare warblers such as the Cape May warbler, Black-throated Green warbler, Bay-breasted warbler, Connecticut warbler and Canada warbler.
Prophet River Wayside Provincial Park is located at Kilometre 350 (Mile 219) on the Alaska Highway 97 in Northeastern British Columbia, approximately 78 miles (125 km) south of Fort Nelson, between Fort Nelson and Fort St. John.
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