The 37-hectare Walhachin Oxbows Provincial Park protects a small riparian (riverbank) area on the Thompson River. Surrounding vegetation consists of cottonwood, willow and underbrush, which provides valuable wildlife habitat.
The oxbow slough provides important habitat for a variety of waterfowl species.
No camping or day-use facilities are provided at the park. Swimming is not really recommended as the waters of the Thompson river are very swift, especially in June and July during high water. During lower water levels there are more exposed beach areas. There are no lifeguards on duty in Provincial Parks. If you’re canoeing or kayaking on the river, you should be aware of the river’s grade before attempting navigation.
Walhachin Oxbows Provincial Park is located 19 miles (30 km) east of Cache Creek and 6.5 miles (10 km) west of Savona, just downstream from the mouth of Deadman River.
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