Encampment Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows E into Columbia Reach, Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°08'46"N, 118°30'54"W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83D/2
Related Maps: 83D/1
83D/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 December 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.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Camp Creek labelled on BC Reference Map 42 (date/title not cited); 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.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office