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
- 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.
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.
Activities Available at this Park
There are rock climbing opportunities.The rock bluffs below the highway rest-stop are used by local climbers.