Houston Hikers

Your guide to outdoor recreation adventures near Houston, British Columbia, Canada

  • Watershed: Nechako Reservoir
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance from Houston: 60km+
  • Cell Coverage: No

Amenities

  • Toilet
  • Camping
  • Picnic Table
  • Boat Launch (for larger boats)

Description:

Visit the BC Parks link to learn more info about the park.

Little Andrews Bay is a sheltered area suitable for smaller boats, but visitors wishing to venture further onto Ootsa Lake should use extreme caution. Large waves can develop very suddenly and you don’t want to find yourself caught out in open water.

A concrete launch provides access to the Ootsa Lake reservoir and North Tweedsmuir Park. It has a gentle grade and is singlewide. There is also a floating wharf for mooring boats. Trailers can be parked and boats moored overnight but space is limited.

This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are not accepted. There are no camping fees. Eight campsites are available; each have a fire ring and picnic table.

The park is open until the snow flies, then it becomes inaccessible until the spring melt. Operational window is usually May 1st to October 31st.

DIRECTIONS: (approx 103.5 km from Houston)

  1. Head west of town and turn onto the Morice River FSR
  2. At 27 km keep going straight onto the Morice-Owen FSR
  3. At 56.5 km turn right onto the Nadina Main FSR
  4. At 74 km keep left
  5. At 81 km turn left onto the Shelford Main FSR (there is also a sign for Andrew Bay Park)
  6. At the 90 km board keep left
  7. At 101 km keep left onto the Andrews Bay FSR
  8. After 400m you’ll see the parks sign at the entrance of the access road.

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