Encampment Creek

British Columbia. Creek: Columbia River drainage
Flows E into Columbia Reach, Kinbasket Lake
52°09’00” N 118°31’00” W — Map 83D/2 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1939. Official in BCCanada

Adopted in 1939 for BC Lands’ map 5D, Revelstoke-Golden, “flowing E into Columbia River at junction with Canoe River”. Location description and coordinates of mouth subsequently adjusted after flooding behind Mica Dam.

Camp Creek labelled on BC Reference Map 42 was likely adjusted to Encampment Creek to avoid duplication and to retain a historic reference: this creek originally flowed into the apex of the great bend [Big Bend] of the Columbia River at approximately 52°8′ x 118°27’15” opposite Boat Encampment, the place where David Thompson wintered in 1811. Following flooding of these valleys behind Mica Dam, this creek now flows into Kinbasket Lake.

References:

  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Government of BC. Encampment Creek. BCGN

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