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Horse Barn Valley Interpretive Forest

Horse Barn Valley Interpretive Forest (Kimberley)

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  • Rec Site #:REC6870
  • Type:
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Operator:KIMBERLEY NATURE PARK SOCIETY
  • Site Description:Horse Barn Valley Interpretive Forest (204 ha) is co-managed by Kimberley Nature Park Society (KNPS) with the Province. The area is accessed from Kimberley Nature Park in the east and south, and from Matthew Creek forest road in the west. The site provides day-use opportunities for nature study, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Natural features include thick spruce, cedar groves, spreading wetlands, tumbled talus slopes, and soaring cliffs. A prominent feature at the east end is Dipper Lake, fed by a small stream coming off North Star mountain, and draining into subterranean channels. The water level fluctuates over 4 metres in a year. A moist, shady valley runs west from the lake for 1.5 km. leading to a boundary trail. KNPS provides educational tours on local ecosystems and forest practises, coordinates recreational activities, and trail maintenance. An ancient cabin can be used for emergency purposes.

  • Driving Directions:Commencing at the junction of Hwy 3/95 and Hwy 95A follow Hwy 95A for 23.4 km to the north end of Marysville. Take a sharp left (south) onto the St. Mary Lake Road. Set your odometer at "0" and follow this road for 6.9 km. Turn right on the Matthew Creek FSR and travel for 2 km. Turn right on the Lower Matthew Creek and travel for 2.9 km until the west landing. Park at the site sign.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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