Juniper Beach Provincial Park

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Juniper Beach Park
Lazy Afternoon on the Thompson Riverbank at Juniper Beach Park.png
Lazy Afternoon on the Thompson Riverbank at Juniper Beach Park
Map showing the location of Juniper Beach Park
Map showing the location of Juniper Beach Park
Location within British Columbia
LocationCanada
Coordinates50°47′10″N 121°05′00″W / 50.78611°N 121.08333°W / 50.78611; -121.08333Coordinates: 50°47′10″N 121°05′00″W / 50.78611°N 121.08333°W / 50.78611; -121.08333
Area260 ha (640 acres)
Established1989
OperatorBC Parks

Juniper Beach Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. It is located on the north side of the Thompson River west of the town of Savona, downstream of the outflow of Kamloops Lake[1]. The park was established in 1989, and protects dry sagebrush and desert ecology. The park is 260 hectares (640 acres) in size.

Fauna[edit]

Fish species in the Thompson River include trout, steelhead, and salmon. The dry sagebrush areas of the park are home to Western Rattlesnakes and deer. The area attracts many species of birds, including the Western Tanager, Mountain Bluebird and the Northern Oriole[2].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juniper Beach Park". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ Environment, Ministry of. "Juniper Beach Provincial Park - BC Parks". www.env.gov.bc.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-04.