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Ts'yl-O's Park
Ts'yl-O's Provincial Park is located approximately 162 km (101 miles) south-west of Williams Lake and about 18 km (11 miles) west of the small First Nations community of Nemaiah Valley.

By Vehicle Access
The park can be accessed by vehicle only at a limited number of points. You can either go from Nemaiah Valley coming from Hanceville (Lee's Corner) or by travelling south from Tatla Lake and using the gravel Tatlayoko Lake Road to the Tatlayoko-Henry's Crossing Junction then to Choelquoit Lake. From Choelquoit Lake by a less-travelled and more remote 4x4 road, go past Tsuniah Lake to the north end of Chilko Lake where you can find Gwa Da Ts'ih Campground and boat launch.

Taseko Lake Road
To get to the section of Ts'yl-O's Provincial Park from Nemaiah Valley, take Hwy 20 from Williams Lake and travel towards Bella Coola. When you reach the small stop of Hanceville (Lee's Corner), turn south on Fletcher Lake Road and cross over Chilcotin River Bridge; continue on, then take Taseko Lake Road through the Yunesit'in First Nation community of Stone Indian reserve No. 1. Keep travelling until you reach the Davidson Bridge Recreation Site just before the Taseko River. From here, take Nemaia Road over the Taseko River and travel around Konni Lake to Nemaiah Valley. If you continue on through the village, Ts'yl-O's Provincial Park is about 18 km (11 miles) from there.

Chilko Lake
Ts'yl-O's Provincial Park is formed around Chilko Lake, one of the deepest and longest natural lakes in British Columbia. Combined with the traditional lands of the Xeni Gwet'in First Nations, Ts'yl-O's Provincial Park encompasses a wilderness area of approximately 233,000 hectares (575,756 acres). The park is made up of clear blue lakes, glaciers, beautiful alpine meadows, crystal clear creeks and rivers with pristine waterfalls, all set against the dramatic, rugged eastern slope of the Coast Mountains.

Nu Chugh Beniz Campground
There is a small campsite in this section of Ts'yl-O's Provincial Park on Chilco Lake called Nu Chugh Beniz Campground. The self-registered campground features 16 vehicle-accessible campsites, some lakefront and with picnic areas. The facility has some pit-toilets, bear-proof garbage containers, a gravel boat launch, and a hand pump for water.

Gwa da Ts'ih Campground
Gwa da Ts'ih Campground is a rustic site located at the north end of Chilko Lake via the Tatlayoko Lake Road route. The 8-site campground has limited facilities but does have a boat launch. It is open all year round but may be closed during salmon spawning season, generally occurring between mid-August to mid-October because of possible Grizzly and Black bear encounters.

Angling Opportunities
If you have the appropriate fishing license, there are angling opportunities throughout the whole area. Chilko Lake offers Bull trout up to around ten pounds and Rainbow trout up to approximately six pounds.

Dangerous Winds
At about 97 km (60 miles) long, Chilko Lake is well known in the area for creating its own distinct weather pattern; therefore, caution should be exercised with this lake when out with any small boat, kayak and canoe included. If the wind does come up suddenly, be prepared to get onto the shore as soon as possible and wait it out.

Xeni Gwet'in Traditional Village
There is a Xeni Gwet'in Traditional Village nearby where you enter the park just before the entrance to Nu Chugh Beniz Campground. The Xeni are the traditional people who reside around Ts'yl-O's Provincial Park and Chilko Lake and treat the land as a highly-spiritual place where nature must be preserved for future generations.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around British Columbia, please remember this is bear country especially around Ts'yl-O's Provincial Park. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe at all times.

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Chilco Lake and Coast Mountains
Chilco Lake and Coast Mountains

 

Taseko River at Davidson Bridge
Taseko River at Davidson Bridge

 

Road into Nu Chugh Beniz Campground
Road into Nu Chugh Beniz Campground

 

Duff Island near Nu Chugh Beniz
Duff Island near Nu Chugh Beniz

 

Nu Chugh Beniz Campground
Nu Chugh Beniz Campground

 

Boat Launch at Nu Chugh Beniz Campground
Boat Launch at Nu Chugh Beniz

 

Rainbow Trout Fishing
Rainbow Trout Fishing

 
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