Backcountry campsite

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park: current conditions

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park‘s network of waterways carve the ancient and weathered Canadian Shield, providing endless route possibilities. The park’s informal motto is: “Where nature still rules.”

Visiting us soon? This is your one-stop-shop for up-to-date info — water levels to backroad conditions — about the park.

What’s new?

This blog spot is new! The intent of this space is to provide visitors of Woodland Caribou Provincial Park with one location where everyone can access the most up-to-date information for all things wilderness, backcountry and planning!

This site will be updated as needed, so please check back regularly.

Spring break-up / snow conditions

The snow is gone and the lakes are open — smooth paddling from here on in!

Water levels 

We have yet to receive any significant rainfall this spring. Crews are starting to get out there, and we are receiving reports from paddlers that some of the creeks and streams are low.

Road conditions and access points

Longlegged and Iriam (Suffel) Roads have not been graded yet this year and this has resulted is heavy washboarding conditions. Take your time.

The Johnson, Leano and Onnie Access Points are all accessible via the Iriam (Suffel) Road from Red Lake, or the Longlegged from Ear Falls.

Please be aware of beaver activity and the potential for these areas to result in road washout conditions. We are watching a couple of these dams, and hope to mitigate potential impacts soon.

On Pineridge Road, you can expect washboard conditions and encroaching alders.

For more details about park access roads, visit our trip-planning page.

Trail conditions and maintenance

This year, portage and campsite maintenance will focus on areas within recent burn activity. We will have two extra backcountry maintenance crews working in these areas in 2019!

Portages can be hard to pinpoint in these burnt conditions. Crews will be using flagging tape to mark the route in these areas.

Current fire situation 

To date, we have had one fire in the Domain Lake area of the park. This fire is considered OUT. The park is not under a Restricted Fire Zone ban.

Forest fire activity is always a consideration when planning your trip in the backcountry. Up-to-date fire information can be accessed here.

This map shows recent (since 2010) burn history within Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.

Staff vacancies 

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is currently looking to hire a contract (July to January) field biologist. Please contact us at 807-727-1329.

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