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Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park

Birkenhead Lake
Pine trees lining the shore of a small, clear lake with a mountain in the background
View of the Birkenhead Lake beach
Birkenhead Lake is located in British Columbia
Birkenhead Lake
Birkenhead Lake
LocationBritish Columbia
Coordinates50°32′N 122°41′W / 50.533°N 122.683°W / 50.533; -122.683 (Birkenhead Lake)
Primary inflowsPhelix Creek, Sockeye Creek
Primary outflowsTaillefer Creek
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length6.4 km (4.0 mi)
Surface area4.088 km2 (1.578 sq mi)
Average depth21.6 m (71 ft)
Max. depth38.4 m (126 ft)

Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located in the Lillooet Country region to the northeast of Pemberton and immediately northwest of Birkenhead Peak and Gates Lake (a.k.a. Birken Lake) at the community of Birken.

History and conservation

It was established in 1963 to provide a recreation and conservation area between the Pemberton Valley and Lillooet and it has 79 vehicle accessible campsites and a lakeside beach area. The park's wildlife includes mountain goats, black bears and grizzly bears while the lake itself is home to Rainbow Trout and Kokanee. The lake is also home to a protected species of Bull Trout, often mistaken for Dolly Varden.

Location and access

It is located 90 kilometres north-east of Whistler, the last 12 kilometres of which are a non-paved gravel road branching off the main paved from between Mount Currie and D'Arcy via Blackwater Creek, a tributary of the Gates River, a few miles northeast of the community of Birken.

Size

Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park is 97.55 km2.

  • Official website
  • "Birkenhead Lake Park". BC Geographical Names.

50°35′N 122°45′W / 50.583°N 122.750°W / 50.583; -122.750 (Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park)

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Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park
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