Undisturbed low elevation grasslands with their associated sagebrush and cactus are rare in British Columbia, and Juniper Beach Park protects one of the few examples found in the BC Parks system.
Fish species in the Thompson River include trout, steelhead, and salmon. The dry sagebrush areas of the park are home to Western Rattlesnakes, and deer are sometimes seen travelling to and from the river. The campground area is an oasis in this dry environment, and as such it attracts many species of birds. Some of the most colorful that are often seen here during the summer months are the Western Tanager, Mountain Bluebird and the Northern Oriole.
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