This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information

Supplies and gasoline should be checked prior to travelling to the park.  Suitable clothing should be worn and equipment for outdoor living carried. Visitors should have appropriate maps.  Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.

Ed Bird-Estella Lakes Provincial Park

About This Park

Ed Bird-Estella Lkaes Provincial 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.

Established Date: April 11, 2001

Park Size: 5,587 hectares
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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. 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.
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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
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. This park is a popular recreation area for boating.
Cycling

Cycling

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

Fishing

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.
Hiking

Hiking

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

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is permitted.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is allowed in the park. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping regulations for more information.
Swimming

Swimming

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is no viewing platform but there are good wildlife viewing opportunities.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Snowmobiles are allowed in the park but there are no designated trails. Be cautious.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park has pit toilets – no flush toilets. These sites are not maintained so be prepared.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

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.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. This is a very remote area and visitors should prepare accordingly.