The two bays in Nilkitkwa Lake Park are long-standing park reserves for the use, recreation and enjoyment of the Public. In 1996, the Bulkley Land and Resource Management Plan recommended the sites be protected as part of the Babine Lake and Nilkitkwa Lake recreational boating system. The provincial government designated the sites as a class A provincial park in 1999.
Nilkitkwa Lake Park lies within the asserted traditional territory of the Ned’u’ten (Lake Babine Nation) people. Residents of the nearby Wud’at community continue to the use area for food fishery and trapping. There are smokehouses at each of the bays which are used to prepare the fish caught in the area.
Nilkitkwa Lake Park is within the Babine Uplands Ecosection and protects an under-represented variant of the Sub-boreal Spruce biogeoclimatic zone.
Fish populations in the lake include rainbow trout and migrating salmonids such as sockeye and steelhead.