Tetsa River Regional Park

Fort Nelson

Located in: Fort Nelson
Fort Nelson

Park Size: 115 hectare
Park Amenities:
Horseback Riding
Wildlife Watching

The Tetsa River Regional Park is located in the Northern Rocky Mountains, west of the community of Fort Nelson, British Columbia Canada on the Alaska Highway. The river park is situated under the peaks of Steamboat Mountain. It is a campground, day use area and recreation destination for activities like fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, horseback riding and sightseeing.

The 115 hectare regional park is located on the Alaska Highway on the river banks of the Tetsa River. The park includes a small campground with picnic tables, fire pits and pit toilets. There is no power or sewer available. Park operates on a first come first serve basis. Fire restrictions may apply in the summer months.

Fishing in the Tetsa River is for Arctic Grayling and Dolly Varden. Most of the fishing is fly fishing from the shores of the river. There are some nearby remote lakes to fish also in the area. A fishing licence is required for fishing in British Columbia, Canada.

There are tour companies and outfitters in the region providing guides and accommodations for fishing, hunting, horseback riding and snowmobiling. There are also activities that can be enjoyed on self guided adventures as well like sightseeing, hiking, backpacking, canoeing and birdwatching.

There are a few recreation trails in the Tetsa River region that lead to valleys and mountain peaks. The trails are shared trails used by hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Some of the more popular trail routes include the Summit Tower Trail (12 Km) , Dunedin Trail (15 km), Tetsa Trail ( 2 km) and the Teetering Rock Trail ( 23 km).

The Summit Trail is really a decommissioned road. The trail leads to sightseeing views looking down on the McDonald Valley. The Dunedin Trail is a challenging hike exploring the Dunedin River Valley. Both trails are hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. The Teetering Rock Trail is a hiking adventure with wilderness camping. The trail is a backpacking trail only.

The Tetsa River is also a kayak and canoe destination. The river is ranked as a Class 2 river. Kayakers put in near the lodge at kilometre 573 of Alaska Highway and many take out near Kilometre 350 of the Alaska Highway near an old gravel road.

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