War Falls – Carp Lake Provincial Park

Kungfu Practice under War Falls - Carp Lake Provincial Park - Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

September 4, 2011: Kungfu practice at the base of War Falls

War Falls is a hidden treasure in central interior BC. Not many people go there (at least it was such when I went there during Labour Day long weekend), and yet the waterfalls is such grandeur. You can walk up close to the falls, as the water is shallow by the hiking trail. The distance from the trail head to the falls is mere 600m, making it super accessible for young and old.

Standing at the Base of War Falls Provincial Park in Summer Afternoon - Carp Lake Provincial Park - Prince George, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

September 4, 2011: War Falls is a magnificent waterfall where you can actually walk up close to the falls!

War Falls Hiking Trail - Carp Lake Provincial Park - Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

September 4, 2011: After hiking down the trail for 600m, you reach this viewing platform for War Falls! If you want, you can walk down easily from the platform to the river bed by the falls.

Hiking Trails in Carp Lake Provincial Park

A loop trail connects the campground with Rainbow Lake and with McLeod River, providing access to fly fishing sites. Also on this trail there are interpretive signs providing information on local features. There is also a trail between Drumlin Bay and Dace Lake that can only be accessed by boat. Near the eastern entrance to the park a short trail leads to magnificent War Falls.

Driving Direction to War Falls

The main access road to this waterfalls is Carp Lake Road at the junction of McLeod Lake community and Highway 97. War Falls nearby hamlet McLeod Lake and town MacKenzie is located within Carp Lake Provincial Park. For the exact location, check the map below. (McLeod Lake community is located on the north tip of McLeod Lake.) The main access road is a gravel forest road and you have to drive about 32km from McLeod Lake community to War Falls trail head. The driving distance is long, but the hiking distance is short! It will worth your while! Outdoor activities include camping, fishing, boating, hiking, etc.


The hiking trail head (parking lot) to War Falls is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).

Carp Lake Provincial Park, park map, park brochure.


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