- Wrinkly Face Provincial Park
Infobox_protected_area | name = Wrinkly Face Provincial Park
caption = Location of "Wrinkly Face Provincial Park" in
locator_x = 208
locator_y = 218
British Columbia, Canada
nearest_city = Winfield
lat_degrees = 50
lat_minutes = 2
lat_seconds = 24
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 119
long_minutes = 18
long_seconds = 38
long_direction = W
area = 43 Hectares
established = 2004
governing_body = BC Parks
Wrinkly Face Provincial Park is a
provincial park16 kilometres north of Winfield in British Columbia, Canada.
The park was established May 20 2004.
The park is 43 hectares in size. It encompasses a southern-facing cliff along with a series of dry meadows above the cliff and wetter meadows below. The cliff edge provides views of
Okanagan Lakeand the land toward Kelowna. The High Rim Trail passes through the park along the upper edge of the cliff.
The primary role of Wrinkly Face Park is to protect the series of dry meadows at the top of the cliff and the wetter meadows at its base, along with the interior
Douglas firforest. The dry, seasonally-wet, diverse meadows are extremely fragile. Five red/ blue-listedvascular plants are known to occur including red-listed Obscure Cryptantha(Cryptantha ambigua) and Needleleaved Navarretia ( Navarretiaintertexta) and blue-listed Northern Linanthus ( Linanthusseptentrionalis), False-mermaid( Floerkeaproserpinacoides) and Awned Cyperus ( Cyperussquarrosus).
Wrinkly Face Park provides low-impact recreational opportunities, such as hiking or horseback riding, for nature study and contains part of the regionally-significant 50 km long High Rim Trail.
List of British Columbia Provincial Parks
List of Canadian provincial parks
* [http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/wrinkly.html Wrinkly Face Provincial Park at BC Parks]
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