Ed Bird-Estella Lakes Provincial Park
About This Park
This is a very remote area of the province and visitors should be well
equipped as there are no supplies of any kind easily accessible. The
marl bottom of the lakes give them their wonderful colour.
April 11, 2001
Location and Maps
Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Located near the most northern tip of Williston Lake. Located near Tsay Kay Dene Indian Reserve, 67 km South of Ft. Ware on the Russel Forestry Service Road. The closest community, town or city is Mackenzie.
Nature and Culture
- History: Ed Bird-Estella Lakes Provincial Park was established on April 11th, 2001 as a Class A Park encompassing 5,587 hectares. Prior to being a provincial park, Ed Bird-Estella Lakes Park was a forest recreation site and through the Mackenzie LRMP process was identified to be made a Protected Area.
- Cultural Heritage: This area was a traditional use area for First Nations.
- Conservation: Colourful lakes because of marl bottoms.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Activities Available at this Park
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. This park is a popular recreation area for boating.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
This area is popular for fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence
. See the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for site specific information.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. There are no developed trails at this park.
Horseback riding is permitted.
There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There is no viewing platform but there are good wildlife viewing opportunities.
Snowmobiles are allowed in the park but there are no designated trails. Be cautious.
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park has pit toilets – no flush toilets. These sites are not maintained so be prepared.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are not accepted. This park offers primitive camping with no facilities at Ed Bird Lake. Road access off Finlay Forest Service Road is very rough.
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. This is a very remote area and visitors should prepare accordingly.