|Vancouver Island Nature Viewing Region|
|Buttle Lake Area|
|Strathcona Provincial Park: Lupin Falls Trail|
|Lupin Falls: photo by Krista Kaptein||Lupin Falls Day Use Area View: photo by Krista Kaptein|
|Lupin Falls in Strathcona Park is a multi-tiered cascade about 40 m high, with greater volume in spring. The loop trail through the woods features many parasitic plants as well as flowering plants in the wintergreen family.|
|Geographical Description||Along Lupin Creek on the east side of Buttle Lake.|
|Area/ Trail Length||Strathcona Park is 245,807 ha. Lupin Falls Trail = 1 km loop.|
|Seasons to Visit||Year round. Spring is best for falls viewing due to greater volume of water.|
|Habitat||Old-growth Douglas-fir forest; riparian, lakeshore.|
|Viewing Highlights||40m high waterfall (flows diminish in late summer). Views of mountains & lake access at day use area. |
Large redcedar & Douglas-fir.
Flowers in spring. Abundant plants in wintergreen family. Parasitic plants such as candystick & Indian-pipe in summer.
|Main Access||Along Westmin Road, 5.3 km south of Buttle Narrows bridge.|
|Regulations||No fires. Tributaries to Buttle Lake are closed to angling.|
|Facilities||Parking lot, signage, toilets, picnic tables, bridge.|
Day use area at trailhead. Camping nearby at Buttle Lake Campground.
|Other Recreational Activities||Swimming, paddling, wildsurfing at day use area.|
|Other Connections||Many other trails of varying difficulty in Strathcona Park.|
|History||Strathcona Provincial Park, designated in 1911, is the oldest provincial park in BC.|
|BC Parks iNaturalist Project|
|Strathcona Wilderness Institute|
|Friends of Strathcona Park|
|Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas|
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