Swan Lake Park is a popular recreation destination located in Peace River Country south of the community of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1918, the park is British Columbia's third oldest park attracting people to the region who enjoy swimming, canoeing, camping, boating, fishing and birdwatching.
Located in the high, flat prairies of the Kiskatinaw Plateau eco system the park is over 65 hectares in size and falls within the boreal white and black spruce biogeoclimatic zone. Throughout the park is a good selection of aspen, balsam poplar and white spruce trees and at one end of the park is the Tupper River draining into the lake.
The park is divided into two sections separated by a foot bridge. On one side is a public campground and RV Park and on the other side of the foot bridge is the day use area and a boat launch. The parking lot in the day use area is large enough for boat trailers. Many people visit Swan lake to fish for walleye, northern pike, yellow perch and burbot.
Swan Lake Park is a full service park with many amenities onsite including a good selection campsites, pit toilets, swimming dock, fire pits, firewood, tap water, a large day-use area and a children’s playground. There is a roped off swimming area with a small sandy beach also, but no lifeguard.
Swan Lake Park is located in a remote region of North BC with little noise and distractions. Not only do people appreciate the relaxing wilderness setting but so do the wildlife. It is not uncommon to view some deer and moose wandering the area, as well as, songbirds and waterfowl.
The lake is well known as a birdwatching destination. Some of the birds most common to visit the lake include eastern kingbird, warblers, blackbirds, killdeer, western grebe, trumpeter swan, American widgeon, common loon, red-necked grebe, sandpipers, bufflehead and gulls.