The inlet of the lake is an active and popular spot with wildlife. Moose and bears are a common sight. The outlet is also a good spot to observe and photograph wildlife. This could include moose, porcupine, otters, beaver as well others.
The meadow by the spawning beds in the river is a temporary home to many birds and animals, depending on the season; summer and fall being the busiest. The meadow is full of interesting plants and flowers, bear trees and bear trails, animal and bird life. It is quite a magical place. Chinook salmon spawn during August and September. Beside the opportunity to photograph the fish in the clear, shallow water, many birds and animals show up to feast on the dying salmon. These include bears and wolves.
A fair number of eagles are around for the summer and fall. They nest here. Osprey, too. Also many hawks and owls as well as song birds and migratory birds. If one is lucky they may see wolves. There are many around, but they are elusive and only show themselves when they want to. We often hear them. We did have fourteen wolves walk down the trail past six people who were standing back from them. Late in October the swans show up. The lake is on a flyway for migratory birds and ducks and is a resting spot for many birds going south for the winter.