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Shuswap Adams Parks Ltd.
E-mail: parkinquiries@telus.net
Phone: 250 320-9305

Bridge Lake Provincial Park

  • Please note: There is no drinking water available. Due to arsenic concerns, the well used for drinking water has been decommissioned.

About This Park

Bridge Lake Provincial Park Bridge Lake Park was greatly enlarged from 11 hectares as a result of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land Use Plan Goal 2 (Special Feature) process.

The park contains a small campground located on the south end of Bridge Lake near the community of the same name. The area is important for local recreation and resorts, which use the area as a day hiking site. Hiking, wildlife viewing and horseback riding occurs on the old logging and skid roads, which are overgrown and make excellent trails. Canoeing, swimming, boating and fishing are popular along the shoreline, which is quite open and has several small bays and inlets.

The park protects a large area of undeveloped shoreline and all islands in the lake but one. The lake and adjacent stands of Douglas fir and spruce has several bald eagle nests and active beaver colonies, and provides habitat for numerous species of birds, black bear, fox, coyote, mule deer, mink and river otter. The lake contains rainbow trout, kokanee, lake char and burbot, eagerly sought by anglers.

The park is located approximately 50 kilometres east of 100 Mile House.

Park Size: 405 hectares.

Special Notes:
  • The nearest public telephone is at Bridge Lake General Store.
  • Please help to prevent the spread of Eurasian Water Milfoil by removing all weeds from your boat and motor before launching and after removing it from the lake.
Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
May 15 – September 30
(Gate is closed during the off-season)
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 15 – September 30
Campground Reservable Dates: Not applicable
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 13 vehicle and 3 walk-in sites
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
Not applicable
Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. At the south end of Bridge Lake, 51 km east of 100 Mile House; watch for signs along Hwy #24. The nearest communities, towns and cities are 100 Mile House, Sheridan Lake and Little Fort.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: Bridge Lake was established March 16, 1956 as a Class “A” park. Bridge Lake Centennial park was established as a Class “C” park on July 23, 1958. This park was reclassified as a Class “A” park in 2003 and added to Bridge Lake park as a second parcel.
  • Wildlife: Fish species in Bridge Lake include rainbow, lake trout, and burbot.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • A management plan is being developed for this park. For more information and to provide input into the process, click here.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Bridge Lake is popular with canoeists and kayakers.
Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

Bridge Lake contains rainbow, lake trout and burbot. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Swimming

Swimming

There is no roped off area for swimming at this park and there are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Waterskiing

Waterskiing

People can enjoy waterskiing on Bridge Lake and a boat launch is available in the park.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

A paved single-boat launch is provided in the day-use area down at the lake. There is a small parking area for vehicles/boat trailers.
Campfires

Campfires

While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area with picnic tables, a pit toilet and a parking area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

There are only pit toilets located throughout the campground and day-use area.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are not accepted. There are 13 drive in sites, 1 of which is a double site, and 3 walk in tent areas. The camp sites are settled amongst trees and parking is available for extra vehicles in the parking lot. If staff are not around when you arrive at the campground, choose your site and pay later. Staff will be at the campground at least once a day during the camping season. The closest store and payphone are located at the Sheridan Lake Store.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $18.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

There are three (3) walk-in tent sites.
Walk-in/Wilderness Camping Fee: $18.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.