Castle Rock Hoodoos Provincial Park, formerly known as the Deadman Hoodoos Recreation Area, protects unusual and interesting rock hoodoo formations, also known as Deadman Hoodoos. The 34-hectare park is part of the intriguing Deadman River Valley encompassing waterfalls, yellow cliffs and fluvial deposits of eroded volcanic ash.
It was the traditional gathering place of Secwepemc First Nations people. The Secwepemc village of Skeetchestn offers First Nations Cultural Adventure weekends, including camping in kekulis, traditional pit-style winter houses.
The area is fairly arid and vegetation consists mainly of dry plant communities, such as choke cherry, Saskatoon berry and Douglas-fir. Recreational activities are limited in the park as the area is very fragile. It is requested that visitors do not walk or hike here as it is damaging to this fragile environment. The formations are extremely sensitive to erosion and damage caused by hiking boots. Camping is not permitted, and no facilities are provided. Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Castle Rock Hoodoos Provincial Park is located in the Deadman Valley, 47 miles (75 km) northwest of Kamloops, British Columbia. Travel north on Highway 1 and turn onto the Deadman Valley-Vidette Lake Road.
Nearby Regions & Towns