“see the steeples!”
The Steeples, a distinctive feature of the Hughes Range of the Rocky Mountains, stands clear against the sky to the east of this lightly wooded area. Just south of Fort Steele, the park encompasses Peckham’s Lake and fronts on Norbury Lake. Beach areas, water sports and pleasant walking trails. Rainbow trout in Peckham’s Lake. Power boats are prohibited. The Kootenay Fish Hatchery at Wardner is a short distance away. History: The two lakes within the park – Norbury and Peckham’s – were originally both named Norbury. The name commemorates the Honourable F. Paget Norbury who settled in the area in the late 1800’s. He ranched here and was a magistrate at nearby Fort Steele during the town’s heyday. Later, the Peckham family bought some land from Norbury and the lake closest to their property was subsequently called Peckham’s Lake. Conservation: This climate promotes the growth of Lodgepole Pine, Douglas-fir and Western Larch. Trembling Aspen is located near Peckham’s Lake. Chokebery, Thimbleberry, Willow and several species of grass form the ground cover. Alongside Norbury Creek and along the trail from the campground to the picnic area on Peckham’s Lake, one can see a diversity of plant and bird life. Wildlife: Elk, deer, and Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep may be seen in the area, especially during winter months. The Columbian ground squirrel and other members of the squirrel family can be seen within the park.
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Norbury Lake Provincial Park
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