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Norbury Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
The 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.
Established Date: July 15, 1958
Park Size: 97 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Power boats are prohibited.
- 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. Park visitors are responsible for their behavior and must dispose of their excrement.
Location and Maps
Maps and Brochures
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.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings.
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
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.
Long-term stays may not extend beyond their registered dates. Trailers parked on site prior to long-term registration are subject to the 14 day per year park stay. Trailers left on site unattended may be towed at the owners expense.
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.
$56 /week May to June 14th and after the Labour Day long weekend in September (shoulder season)
$84/ week June 15 until after Labour Day (peak season)