Schoolhouse Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
This park was identified for protection in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land-Use Plan and it protects representative ecosystems within the Cariboo Plateau Eco-section. It is almost circular in shape, and protects rolling forested country with a number of medium sized lakes.
Backcountry hiking, fishing and camping opportunities exist, although access to the park is limited.
Park Size: 5,106 hectares
Topographic maps of the park are: 92 P/14 and 92 P/15. These maps (and a compass) should be used by anyone venturing into the park since there are no trails or roads.
Nature and Culture
Cultural Heritage - This park lies in the traditional territory of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) First Nation.
Conservation - The park protects a wide diversity of forest, wetland and aquatic environments. The area encompasses gently rolling topography with numerous small lakes and streams, including the watershed of a tributary of Bradley Creek. The trees of the Sub Boreal Spruce ecosystem in which the park is located, include Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir and lodgepole pine, as well as white birch and aspen stands.
Wildlife - This forest ecosystem supports habitat for a variety of wildlife including mule deer, moose, coyote, beaver, otter, black bear, cougar, hawks and songbirds. The lakes support good populations of sport fish, as well as waterfowl and aquatic mammals like muskrats and beavers.