Sproat Lake Nature

With over 130 kilometers of the lake’s 140 kilometers of lakeshore still forested, and three separate areas protected as BC Provincial Parks, Sproat Lake is a nature lovers dream. With one side of Sproat Lake accessible by highway, and the other accessible by unpaved road, the opportunity for natural adventure is endless. The Douglas fir forests provide a rich ecosystem for wildlife. Biologists will tell you that nowhere are the chance to see wildlife greater, than where forest meets water.

 

Sproat Lake Nature

 

Sproat Lake’s shoreline and rivers provide the perfect opportunity to view British Columbia’s wildlife at a safe distance. This Vancouver Island forest provides endless opportunities to enjoy the natural trees, plants and fungi of the area. If you’re interested in more mobile wildlife, you may get lucky and spot deer, elk, black bear, racoon, cougar, and many varieties of birds. These animals are majestic, but please do not forget that they are wild animals, and you must be sure to observe them in a safe manner and from a safe distance. The waters of Sproat Lake also hold many natural treasures. Trout, steelhead, spawning salmon, and crayfish all call Sproat Lake home. In particular the migration of salmon into Sproat Lake is a sight to behold. If you’re into the mythical it is a must to visit Sproat Lake Provincial Park. A short hike will bring you down to one of the finest panels of prehistoric petroglyphs in British Columbia. Little is known about this petroglyph, named K’ak’awin, but it isn’t hard to imagine this rock carving as depicting some mystical ancient monsters of the lake.

Unfortunately, where human’s go we often bring unwanted plants and animals with us. Invasive species are plants, animals and microorganisms from one part of the world that are transported beyond their natural range and become established in a new area. Sproat Lake has a number of invasive species including: Sunfish; Koi fish; American Bullfrog; New Zealand Mud Snail; and Milfoil. Please make sure your boat is clean before launching it in Sproat Lake and remember that it is illegal to transport live fish.

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