The Sambaa Deh Falls Territorial Park is a day use area and campground park located 325 kilometres (245 miles) west of the Alberta/NWT Boarder on the Waterfall Highway (Hwy #1) in the Northwest Territories, Canada
The Sambaa Deh Falls Territorial Park is an activity, sightseeing and camping destination for travelers when exploring near the communities of Fort Simpson, Checkpoint and Fort Providence, N.W.T., Canada. The park entrance is located at the junction of Hwy #1 (Waterfall Highway) and Trout River. Trout River was once an old trapping route used by fur traders and First Nation people.
The highlight of the Sambaa Deh Falls Territorial Park are the two waterfalls. First is the Sambaa Falls and further down Trout River is the Coral Falls. Sambaa Deh is Slavey (First Nation language) for Trout River. Coral Falls received its name because of the fossil rock which washes down the river.
Great views of Trout River and Sambaa Falls are enjoyed from the highway bridge prior to the park entrance. To get up close and personal with both falls there are hiking trails which lead to viewpoints overlooking each waterfall.
A short trail on the east side of the highway bridge leads to viewpoints of the Sambaa Deh Falls. And in the campground is a 1.5 - 2 kilometre trail leading to the Coral Falls. Viewpoints are located along the trails, as well as, interpretive signs detailing the geography and history of the area.
Some of the activities enjoyed in the day use area include sightseeing, hiking and, of course, picnicking. The Day Use Area near the parking lot is in the trees near the shores of Trout River. Services in the day use area include a main parking lot, some picnic tables, pit toilets, playground and a park office.
The Campground area includes a small selection of campsites. Campground services include information centre, picnic tables, fire pits, firewood, fresh water taps, playground, sani station and showers. However the park is only open with services during the summer months between May and September.
From the campground some of the activities enjoyed include swimming, hiking, picnicking, sightseeing and fishing. Fishing is for arctic grayling, northern pike, lake trout, and pickerel. Must have a fishing licence to fish in the Northwest Territory.