Mamquam River Forest Service Road

Mamquam FSR is an Industrial use Forest Service Road near Squamish, BC. In addition to its industrial use, it attracts backroad enthusiasts and provides access to backcountry hiking trails, mountain bike/ dirt bike trails, and wilderness camping.

We respectfully acknowledge that this road trip is on unceded, ancestral, and traditional lands of Sḵwxwu7mesh’ – Squamish Nation. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to explore your lands.

Visit Mamquam River FSR to enjoy the backroads, feel the serenity of nature, relax by the river, hike, camp, or simply explore the wilderness.

Remember when you are traveling on these backroads, it’s not about the destination but the journey!

Driving the Mamquam FSR

Check out our Youtube video for a virtual experience of the Mamquam FSR

Access to Mamquam FSR is via Highway 99 (approximately 2.5 km south of Squamish or about 1.5 km north of the Sea to Sky Gondola).

Mamquam Forest Service Road is highly frequented by quad bikes, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, 4×4 vehicles, and logging trucks.

Note: There is active logging in some areas, watch for Logging Trucks on the road. Only 4WD / 4×4 vehicles are recommended on the road.

After driving for approximately 4 km on Mamquam FSR, you will arrive at a fork. Go left to stay on Mamquam FSR.

Left: Mamquam FSR Right: Stawamus FSR.

After driving past 8 km mark, you will cross a bridge and arrive at Raffuse Creek Recreational Area. This site offers a wilderness camping opportunity. To enter the Rec Site, turn left after the bridge.

Continue straight to stay on Mamquam FSR.

At about 13 km you will arrive at a 9-mile bridge. Drive across the bridge to stay on Mamquam Main FSR.

Stay on the right to continue on Manmquam FSR.

Note: The road to Skookum Hydro Intake/ Watersprite Trailhead has some very rough sections – 4×4 access only. See photos at the end of this post.

You will arrive at a fork after about 19 or 20 km mark, continue on the right to stay on Mamquam FSR

The Mamquam Main FSR is deactivated past 22 km mark.
Mamquam FSR

I will frequently update this post to include more information and photos because I keep on exploring the Mamquam FSR and its many branches.

Useful Links

Road Condition of Mamquam FSR

Read our other post for Indian River Forest Service Road

Campgrounds/ Recreation Area

Raffuse Creek Recreational Area

Some really interesting and spectacular day use spots area available along the road

Hiking Trails, and Rock Climbing

Watersprite Lake Trailhead

Rock Climbing access to the third Peak of the Chief in Stawamus Chief Provincial Park

Other Forest Service Roads Accessible from Mamquam FSR

Stawamus FSR: including Indian River Branch 01 to Indian River (Indian Arm), and Shannon branch 02 (to Stawamus Chief) of Stawamus/ Indian

Ring Creek Forest Service Road

Skookum FSR to Hydro Dam and Watersprite Lake Trailhead. It is about 7 km to the Dam/ trailhead from Mamquam FSR split (Skookum FSR).

Thanks for visiting our blog. Please leave a comment if you find our post helpful, or if you have any questions or suggestions for us.

THERE IS LOT TO EXPLORE. KEEP EXPLORING 🙂

5 comments

  1. Lyndon Fish

    good job on the video and blog post. I am a fly fisherman always interested in finding some new trout water to fish. I live in Abbotsford so don’t know the Squamish, Whistler area very well.

  2. Domenic Samaha

    Good day! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

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