|Central BC Nature Viewing Region|
|Eskers Provincial Park|
|Wooded trails undulate with rolling terrain resulting from the last ice age. Peaceful views of multiple kettle lakes and wetlands. Day-use only.|
|Prince George Naturalists Club|
|Geographical Description||A portion of the Stuart Eskers complex running between Prince George and Fort Saint James.|
|Area/ Trail Length||Park area: 4,044 ha. 15 km of marked trails|
|Seasons to Visit||All-year round. Wetlands spring to life during the spring and summer, popular for fungi viewing in the fall. Winter recreation opportunities.|
|Habitat||Wetlands, lakes, and mixed forest comprised of aspen, spruce, Douglas fir, and Lodgepole pine.|
|Viewing Highlights||From the heights of the rolling topography, breath-taking views of lakes and wetlands are provided – viewing platforms also situated at various locations.|
Interpretive signs of plants and lichen along trails with information on local First Nations traditional uses.
|Main Access||40 km NW of Prince George:|
Turn west off hwy 97 north onto Chief Lake Road
Continue west for 27 km (Chief Lake Road turns into Ness Lake Road).
Turn north onto Ness Lake Road North.
Follow this road for 1 km to the Eskers Provincial Park entrance.
Great signage on hwy 97 north directing drivers to the park.
|Cautions||Active bear area.|
|Regulations||Day use only. |
No camping or fires.
Keep pets on leash.
No snowmobiles or ATVs.
Do not damage or remove plants.
|Facilities||Picnic shelter with stove and firewood, drinking water available only in the summer from hand pump at Pine Marsh. Several pit toilets.|
|Other Recreational Activities||Canoeing, cycling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing opportunities.|
|FMI||Bryce, R. (2012). Hiking North Central BC. Prince George, BC: Peak Performance Publishing.|
Nash, M. (2004). Exploring Prince George: A Guide to North Central B.C. Outdoors. Surrey, BC: Rocky Mountain Books.
|Links||Prince George Naturalists Club|
|Caledonia Ramblers Prince George|
|BC Parks iNaturalist Project|
|Wildlife Viewing in the Omineca Region|