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Bridge Lake Provincial Park
About This 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.
Established Date: March 16, 1956
Park Size: 405 hectares
Know Before You Go
- There is no drinking water available. Due to arsenic concerns, the well used for drinking water has been decommissioned.
- 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.
- ORVs are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides.
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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.