28 MILE BRIDGE STAGING AREA – B3
At the 28 Mile Staging Area there are (2)rec sites with picnic tables, an outhouse, and a fair size area to load/unload your ATV. There is also an information kiosk that displays maps of the Boundary Regional Motorized Trail Network. This location on Burrell Creek was once a control dam for the power dam located near Grand Forks, which provided power to the smelter that was in Grand Forks in the early 1900’s.
Directions: From downtown Grand Forks, head north on either the North Fork or the Granby Road (The North Fork is on the west side of the Granby River and the Granby is on the east side). Depending on which side you take, both meet up at Humming Bird Bridge (also known as 10 Mile) about 15 Km north of Grand Forks. From 10 Mile you will continue up the valley on the east side of the Granby River. Just after the 43 Km marker, the road turns to gravel and 28 Mile Bridge heads to the left crossing Burrell Creek. Many folks mistake the Burrell Creek for the Granby River, which converges just a few hundred meters downstream. Immediately after crossing the bridge, the 28 Mile Staging Area is on the left.
8 MILE FLATS – C1
About: Located right on the Granby River, this single site area is subject to flooding in the early spring and the road can get rough. Facilities include an outhouse, a picnic table and a fire ring.
Directions: From the 28 Mile Bridge Staging Area, travel 14.5 Km along the Granby Road, turn left over the bridge onto Boulder Creek Road, and then left again 0.5 Km in on Boulder. Approximately 2 Km in, the rec site is at the end of the road. There are also a few spots along the river as you drive to the rec site.
HOWE CREEK – C1
About: Located near the Granby River this site is easy to access and has multiple rec sites on and off the river to camp. Facilities include (2) outhouses and (3) tables. This is a great site for a group camp as it has lots of room.
Directions: From the 28 Mile Bridge Staging Area, travel 14.5 Km along the Granby Road, turn left over the bridge onto Boulder Creek Road, and then right on Traverse 0.5 Km in on Boulder. Continue approx. 0.5 Km and watch for the Howe Creek Camp-ground sign and road to the right.
ST. ANNE’S MEADOW – C2
About: The St. Anne’s Meadow is an open area with (1) outhouse, (2) picnic tables, and (2) campfire rings. It’s a great spot along the river for hiking and fishing activities, but is not easily accessible.
Directions: Access to St Anne’s Meadow is via the original Union Mine Road. From the 28 Mile Bridge Staging Area, 900 m on the Granby Road, then turn right on Burrell Creek Road. Travel 7 Km and turn left onto Savage Creek Road just before going over the bridge. Travel approximately 5 Km, going past Bluejoint Rec site, where you’ll find the road to St. Ann’s on the right. From here the road is very narrow; twisting around numerous corners with many overhead hazards. Travel 2 Km and finally turn right to St. Ann’s Meadow located along the Burrell creek.
BLUEJOINT RECREATION AREA – C2
About: This area is also a staging area for the Grand Forks ATV Club. There are 12 rec sites, 4 are group sites. There are (4) outhouses and newly developed hiking trails. The road access is gravel but easily travelled on. These are great rec sites located along Bluejoint Creek.
Directions: From 28 Mile Bridge Staging Area, travel 900 m and turn right onto Burrell Creek Road. Travel 7 Km and turn left onto Savage Creek Road. Travel 3.6 Km and the campgrounds are located on the left.
GABLE CREEK RECREATION AREA – C2
About: Right beside the Granby River, this is a picture perfect spot. Gable Creek flows into the Granby River just downstream of the bridge. Experienced Kayakers have been known to venture down the Granby from this point. The camping area is suitable for a single small group and has (1) outhouse, (1) picnic table, and (1) fire ring.
Directions: From 28 Mile Bridge Staging Area, travel 5 Km along the Granby Road before turning left onto Gable Creek Road. Proceed down the road 1.4 Km and the campsite is on the right, just before the bridge.
BLUEJOINT LOOKOUT – C1
About: Bluejoint lookout is 2049 Meters above the valley giving a spectacular view of the North Fork area. The road up to the parking lot has many switch backs and the last
two KM are very rough. The small parking lot is approx. 1 km down from the actual look out with a walking trail going up to the lookout for the hardy hiker.
Directions: Travel past 28 Mile Bridge on the Granby Road 14.5 KM stay straight on Bluejoint for 5 KM then stay right follow the main road 10.8 to the top.