The 5,733-hectare Upper Adams River Provincial Park protects 65 km of the Upper Adams River floodplain from the Tumtum wetlands to Adams Lake. This rich riparian area supports interior cedar-hemlock forests and provides important habitat for moose, black bear, elk and otter. An undisturbed forest north of Tumtum Lake is noted for its abundance of lichens.
No facilities are provided at this park. River canoeing and kayaking are the only modes of access. Always exercise caution when navigating Upper Adams River. Sweepers and log jams may not always be visible in advance. Note to visitors, the nearest public telephone is located at the Vavenby Store, approximately 30km away.
Upper Adams River Provincial Park is located 76 miles (120 km) northeast of Kamloops. There are three access points, but all three routes traverse gravel logging roads. from Highway #5 south of Barriere, via Squam Bay Road and along the west side and northern end of Adams Lake (80 km); from Trans Canada Highway #1 at Squilax to Adams Lake roads (95 km); from Highway #5 at Vavenby, via logging roads (30 km). Use caution when traveling on logging roads – this is an active logging area. The nearest communities are Kamloops, Clearwater, Barriere and Little Fort.
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