Kakisa River Day Use Area

Fort Providence

Park Amenities:
Boat Launch
Interpretive Signs

The Kakisa River Day Use Area is a day use only park located 170 kilometres (mile 106) west of the Alberta/NWT Boarder on the Waterfall Highway (Hwy #1) in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The park is an activity destination and rest stop for travelers when exploring between the communities of Fort Providence and Hay River, N.W.T., Canada.

Activities enjoyed in the Kakisa River Day Use Area include picnicking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, boating and fishing. Fishing is for arctic grayling. There is a boat launch. A fishing licence is required to fish in the N.W.T.

There is a trail in the Kakisa Day Use Area for hiking. The single track trail follows the river bank and eventually connects to Lady Evelyn Falls. Lady Evelyn Falls is one of the monstrous waterfalls located on the Waterfall Highway Route.

In the Kakisa River Day Use Area are some amenities. There are picnic tables, picnic shelters, fire pits, a boat launch, firewood, viewing benches and pit toilets. However the day use area is only open with services during the summer months between May and September.

The small Dene First Nation community of Kakisa is located near the day use area. Follow the Lady Evelyn Falls gravel road towards the campground to the small village. There are a few services important to travelers in the village including a motel, general store and gas station.

Visit the Kakisa River Day Use Area on the Waterfall Highway (Hwy #1) in the Northwest Territories, Canada



Kakisa River Day Use Area
Waterfall Highway
Fort Providence

How To Get ToKakisa River Day Use Area

Travel from the Alberta / NWT Border to kilometre 170 on the Waterfall Route (Highway #1 E) to the entrance to the day use area. The park is located near the Highway #1 and Highway #3 junction. The closest community to the Kakisa Day Use Area is Fort Providence, NWT, Canada. It is 69 kilometres from the community to the park.
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