The area surrounding Call Lake has long been used recreationally by local residents and was previously grazed by cattle. In 1999, with recommendation from the Bulkley Land and Resource Management Plan, Call Lake was designated as a class A provincial park to protect conservation values and to provide diverse recreational and educational opportunities.
Call Lake Park lies within the asserted traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. Historically, the area was likely burned by First Nations to increase berry production.
Call Lake Park lies in the under-represented SBSdk variant of the Bulkley Basin Ecosection. The park protects an important part of the Bulkley Valley corridor, 90% of which is privately owned land. The park is home to several hectares of the red-listed Saskatoon slender wheatgrass scrub-steppe plant community.
Call Lake Park, in combination with the adjacent Wildlife Habitat Management Area, provides critical winter and spring moose and deer habitat and spring and summer bear habitat. The varied topography and ecosystems provide habitat for numerous mammals and birds. Call Lake is stocked with brook trout.