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Norbury Lake Provincial Park
About This ParkThe Steeples, a distinctive feature of the Hughes Range of the Rocky Mountains, stands clear against the sky to the east of this lightly wooded area.
Just south of Fort Steele, the park encompasses Peckham's Lake and fronts on Norbury Lake. Beach areas, water sports and pleasant walking trails. Rainbow trout in Peckham's Lake.
Power boats are prohibited. The Kootenay Fish Hatchery at Wardner is a short distance away.
Park Size: 97 hectares
- Power boats are prohibited.
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.)
Gate is open during the off-season.
Off-season: no fee, no services, user maintained
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 15 – September 15
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||46|
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|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.|
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History - The two lakes within the park – Norbury and Peckham’s - were originally both named Norbury. The name commemorates the Honourable F. Paget Norbury who settled in the area in the late 1800’s. He ranched here and was a magistrate at nearby Fort Steele during the town’s heyday. Later, the Peckham family bought some land from Norbury and the lake closest to their property was subsequently called Peckham’s Lake.
- Conservation - This climate promotes the growth of Lodgepole Pine, Douglas-fir and Western Larch. Trembling Aspen is located near Peckham’s Lake. Chokebery, Thimbleberry, Willow and several species of grass form the ground cover. Alongside Norbury Creek and along the trail from the campground to the picnic area on Peckham’s Lake, one can see a diversity of plant and bird life.
- Wildlife - Elk, deer, and Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep may be seen in the area, especially during winter months. The Columbian ground squirrel and other members of the squirrel family can be seen within the park.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan for Norbury Provincial Park [PDF 396KB].
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Exceptions: Pets are permitted on the north end of Pecham’s Lake as indicated by the signs. Dogs must remain on leash at all times as to not disturb wildlife or other park users. You are responsible for their behavior and must dispose of their excrement.
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
Long stay camping
Sites 12 to 21 are designated as “long-stay” sites.
A minimum of 4 consecutive weeks must be booked. The long stay program is available from May 1 to September 30 in this park. Please contact the operator to book one of these sites.
Information on other parks participating in this pilot program, or a link to the Long Stay Policy document, is available on the Frontcountry Camping Policies and Fees webpage.
Long-stay camping available. $38/week May to June & September, $55/week July to August