One of the lakes central to the renowned Fishing Highway, Bridge Lake is set in the rolling plateau country of hills and pine forests of the South Caribou. It is one of hundreds of lakes of the Interlakes district, a region that stretches for about 100 kilometers from Lone Butte to Little Fort, on the North Thompson River.
The park is small, but beautifully situated. Easy access from Highway 24 gives year round recreational opportunities. In May and June, when ice has left the lake but the water is still very cold, fishing is at its best. In the heat of summer, fishing is less productive, but canoeing, water skiing and swimming make for a great lakeshore holiday. The area is quiet and mosquito free in the autumn. In winter, cross-country skiing in the rolling country around the lake is excellent and ice fishing on the lake is popular.
Nearby, the famously clear Sheridan Lake produces record size trout, while an extensive trail system gives opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The park is set in country famous for ranching, and horseback trail riding is excellent. Bridge Lake produces Kokanee to 6 lbs, as well as Rainbow trout, Char, and Burbot (a cod-like fish whose unique flavour has given it the nickname, ‘poor man’s lobster’).
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 13 drive-in sites, one of which is a double site, and 3 walk-in tent areas. There is a day use area, pit toilets and water pump, and a paved boat launch.
Location and access
Take Highway 97 north towards 100 Mile House. Take exit for Highway 24 and travel east for approximately 50 kilometres to the south end of Bridge Lake.