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Cummins Lake

Description

Cummins Lake Provincial Park is located approximately 60 km (37.5 mi) north of Golden on the east side of Kinbasket Lake at the head of the Cummins River. Set just below and west of the vast Clemenceau Icefields in Jasper National Park, this park features spectacular glacier fed waterfalls and lakes. The Park encompasses an array of untouched terrain including spectacular mountains, valley floor meadows and marshes and sub-alpine spruce forests that are habitat for grizzly bear, caribou and mountain goat. The area has nationally significant scenic and recreation values for wilderness mountaineering and ski-touring through remote and breathtaking scenery. This is a wilderness park, visitors should be self-sufficient and experienced in backcountry travel and camping practices.

The Lawrence Grassi Hut is located south of the Clemenceau Icefield, on the southeast end of Cummins Ridge, SSW of Mt. Clemenceau. The interior is a single room with a double sleeping platform which accommodates 18 people (16 in winter). There are tables, benches, a large kitchen area and an oil burning stove for heat. The hut operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada. This is a very remote base for mountaineering and ski touring. Access is 3 to 5 days on foot or skis, or by helicopter or plane which requires a permit from BC Parks.

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