Blue Earth Lake Provincial Park is 705 hectares of pristine wilderness. The park encompasses several lakes, lush wetlands and a deep valley with many waterways flowing through it. Surrounding upland forests, which include small patches of old-growth Douglas fir and some mature aspen, are overlooked by the majestic Pavilion Mountains.
The area has a couple of geologically significant attractions – spectacular Marble Canyon limestone formations in the north and volcanic rock in the south near Spences Bridge. The park’s many lakes and lush wetlands provide habitat for many species of birds and waterfowl, while shallow waterways connecting the lakes contain spawning trout during early summer.
Blue Earth Lake provides an opportunity for kayaking and canoeing, as there is a small area on its shores for hand-launching small watercraft. Fishing is also permitted in the park’s many lakes. Other recreational activities include bird watching, hiking and mountain biking.
There are 5 or 6 rustic campsites in an unmaintained area. Only pit toilets are provided. Park water is not drinkable, so be sure to bring your own supply. The area is open year round depending on weather and road conditions.
Blue Earth Lake Provincial Park is located 30 km southwest of Cache Creek, British Columbia. From Spences Bridge, travel north on the Trans-Canada Highway. The turnoff from the highway is onto Venables Valley Road. The park boundary is reached approximately 17 km from this turnoff. Visitors need to refer to a backcountry road map to access the park. With new clearcuts and logging roads being created, it is easy to lose your way.
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