The park was created April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan. The park will be managed according to the Management Direction Statement for Emar Lakes Park.
The Hudson’s Bay Company Brigade Trail has been identified near Jim and Richard Lakes (the trail may be given a Heritage Trail designation). There is evidence for possible traditional native use in the area.
The park encompasses a small chain of lakes and surrounding forested plateau in the upper Emar Creek drainage. Protection to lodgepole pine, mixed spruce and pine stands as well as aspen groves, is ensured along with important habitat for wildlife.
Habitat for moose, Black Tern, Common Loon, Ruffed Grouse, and Great Horned Owl.
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