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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Six Mile Hill Protected Area

About This Park

Six Mile Hill Protected Area is a small representation of dry interior grasslands and a combination Ponderosa pine/Douglas fir forest. This area is separated into two sections by the Trans Canada Highway. The larger section sits between the highway and Kamloops Lake. The second section rises from the highway over the slopes and hill tops.

Park Size: 151 hectares

Stay Safe

  • Rock climbing involves risk and should only be attempted by properly equipped and experienced climbers. Access trails may be steep and rocky and may expose users to cliffs or steep drop-offs. Use caution.
  • Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
  • Campfires and camping are not permitted.


Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Six Mile Hill is located 34 km west of Kamloops on the southeast shore of Kamloops Lake. The Trans Canada Highway bisects the area into north and south sections. This area is accessed at a key highway rest stop facility east of Savona. Note that the highway rest stop is not to be considered as parking for recreational use of the protected area, as the volume of high-speed traffic going by makes access and egress difficult.

Nature and Culture

  • History: The protected area was established in 2001 through recommendations from the Kamloops LRMP. It will be managed in accordance with the Management Direction Statement specific to this area.
  • Cultural Heritage: This area is of spiritual significance to the Secwepemc Nation. The area protects a wintering mule deer habitat.
  • Conservation: The higher elevations of the area contain old growth Ponderosa Pine. Much of the grasslands are still in a very natural condition. There is an interesting array of land formations from steep rock cliffs to hoodoos that were formed through erosion of peri-glacial lake deposits.
  • Wildlife: This area protects important wintering mule deer habitat.

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Park

Climbing / Rapelling


There are rock climbing opportunities.The rock bluffs below the highway rest-stop are used by local climbers.

Climbing in BC Parks - Best Practises



There are no developed trails at this park. Visitors hiking in the area should ensure their presence leavClimbinges little impact. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs. Shortcutting developed trails destroys plant life and soil structure.