Provincial Park, south of Merritt and just north of the summit on
the Coquihalla Highway, provides opportunities for steelhead fishing
and outdoor adventure.
The area around
Coldwater River Provincial Park is part of the Coldwater First Nation's
territory, and is part of their traditional fishing area.
the Coquihalla Lakes, where both the Coquihalla River and Coldwater
River have their sources. The Coldwater River, which runs north
alongside the Coquihalla Highway, is shallow and gravel bottomed,
providing good steelhead spawning habitat.
There are no
developed hiking trails at the 76-hectare Coldwater River Park.
There is a small Forest Service campsite at Zum Peak beside the
river. Follow Zum Peak Forest Road for 5 miles (8 km) west from
the park to reach the Zum Peak campsite.
Provincial Park is located 31 miles (50 km) south of Merritt on
Coquihalla Highway 5, with north and south access ramps.