Cassiar Highway is paved
with good blacktop from Meziadin Junction to the Yellowhead Highway.
North of the junction most of the surface is seal coat, with some
short gravel sections. The Road to Stewart/Hyder is paved and in good
condition. Low clouds and/or fog and rain are possible any time
during the warmer months. Watch for bears crossing road. Campgrounds
identified with BOLD CAPITALS are advertisers. Please use
their facilities and tell them you saw their ad on the KARO web site.
Mile 349.9/96.2: MEZIADIN JUNCTION ESSO (250) 636-9240 Full hookups, dry sites, laundry, dump station, restaurant, store, tires, repairs, towing, information booth nearby. Was closed in 2007. 2008 status unknown.
Mile 349.9/96.2: Road to Stewart, BC, and Hyder Alaska. Forty miles, blacktop, glaciers, waterfalls, mountains, rivers, wildlife viewing. Use button at left to link.
Cassair Highway listings continue:
Mile 350.5/95.6: Meziadin Lake Provincial Park. Recently improved and a very nice park. Stop early; minimal turnover during peak vacation season.
Mile 396.8/49.2: Turn east for Derrick Lake Rec. Area (3.5 miles of narrow, rough, road. Rustic campsites, no turnarounds)
Mile 393.9/52.2: Bonus Lake Forest Service Rec. Site
Mile 399.3/46.8: Cranberry Junction. Rest Area across from junction. The Nass Forest Service Road links New Aiyansh (mile 38), Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park (mile 40), and Terrace, BC, Mile 98.6. From Cranberry, there is a rustic campsite at mile 28, and camping at the Provincial Park. TILLICUM LODGE 633-2434 has full hookups. The road is gravel to mile 59.3, then good blacktop to Terrace. The Nass River Nisga'a First Nation is the first in Canada to settle land claims and sovereignty rights with the Provincial and Federal governments. Part of the deal is to pave all of the road to and through New Aiyansh. If you are heading through to Terrace, note that the "shortcut" through New Aiyansh is only ten miles shorter, and is not particularly scenic from Cranberry to New Aiyansh due to thick trees. Consider visiting the Lava Beds Park from Terrace as a day trip (60 miles one way). Combine it with a trip south to Kitimat.
Mile 427.2/18.9: Kitwanga Lake Rec. Area
Mile 443.5/2.6: Public Camping across from Tempo Station. (Donations)
RV PARK (250) 849-5799
Mile 446/0: Junction with Yellowhead Highway. Turn right for Prince Rupert (150 miles) and left for Prince George (300 Miles). Scroll up for Hyder and Watson Lake.