|Southeast BC Nature Viewing Region|
|West Kootenay Area|
|Meadow Creek Spawning Channels|
|Meadow Creek: photo by Bill Kinkaid||Meadow Creek: photo by Bill Kinkaid|
|A complex of artificial spawning channels for salmonids.|
|Geographical Description||Kootenay River lowlands|
|Area/ Trail Length|
|Seasons to Visit||Spawning August through October. Note that due to bear activity the best time to visit is mid-day.|
|Habitat||Riparian, interior cedar/hemlock, mixed forest.|
|Viewing Highlights||A good place to observe trout and kokanee salmon spawning in creek and channels.|
Interpretive signs and platforms.
Birds and other wildlife can be seen in the area.
|Main Access||West from the hamlet of Meadow Creek, on Highway 31, 39 km north of the junction with Highway 31A in Kaslo or 41 km south from the bridge at the south end of Trout Lake. At 2.8 km bear left onto Fish Hatchery Road, then left again after crossing a small bridge. During certain hours you can drive the loop around the channels; otherwise the road can be walked.|
|Cautions||Please respect all private property adjoining the area.|
Use caution when parking or pulling out on the roads.
There is no mobile phone service in this area.
Poison ivy is present here.
Bears (black and grizzly) are also interested in the fish; staying in vehicle is recommended in spawning season, and use caution at all times.
|Regulations||No camping or fires. Dogs must be on leash.|
|Facilities||Pit toilets. Basic services at Meadow Creek (gas not reliable); all services in Kaslo or in Revelstoke, 155 km north via Galena Bay ferry.|
|Other Recreational Activities|
|Other Connections||Meadow Mountain is a superb alpine area just west of here, accessed by a long drive on logging and mining roads; high clearance four wheel drive recommended.|
|Links||West Kootenay Eco Society|
|Wildlife Viewing in the Kootenay Region|
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