Norbury Lake Provincial Park is situated off the beaten path in the broad, rolling valley of the Rocky Mountain Trench, a remarkable feature extending north almost 1,210km from the US border through the Rockies and the Purcells. Not surprisingly, there’s a spectacular view here of the Steeples in the Hughes Range of the Rocky Mountains.
The park encompasses two lakes, Norbury and Peckham’s. Norbury Lake was named after the Honourable F. Paget Norbury who settled in the area during the late 1800s. Surrounding forests consist of Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, ponderosa pine and western larch. Wildlife in the area includes elk, deer and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.
Nearby Peckham’s Lake offers good fishing for rainbow trout, boating (self-propelled craft only) and swimming in summer. A boat launch is available on Peckham’s Lake. There are some trails in the area that provide nice leisurely strolls. There aren’t any winter facilities here, but cross-country skiing, ice fishing and skating are all worth trying.
There are 46 vehicle/tent campsites at this park, as well as a day-use/picnicking sites. Basic facilities are provided – picnic tables, pit toilets, fire pits, firewood and water. The park is open year round and fees are collected from May to September.
Norbury Lake Provincial Park is located in the BC Rockies region of British Columbia, 11 miles (17 km) southeast of Fort Steele off Highway 93. Access to the park is via the Wardner-Fort Steele Road.
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