Kootenay Lake Provincial Park
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Introduction

Featuring two beautiful sites equipped with cool camping amenities and refreshing lake views, Kootenay Lake Provincial Park is an RV camper’s paradise. Located along Highway 31, north of Kaslo, this provincial park features two RV campgrounds that are 5 km (3 miles) apart along the Highway. The unique location of the park between the Selkirk and the Purcell Mountains make it possible for campers to discover Hamill Creek (Earl Grey) Trail, Mount Buchanan Look Out, Monica Meadows Fry Creek Canyon, or Idaho Peak.

Recreational opportunities available at Kootenay Lake Provincial Park include fishing, boating, canoeing, wildlife viewing, cycling, swimming, nature observation, pet walking, and windsurfing.

Kootenay Lake Provincial Park consists of 46 RV campsites in the two campgrounds available by reservations, and on first-come first-served basis. Amenities available in the park include group camps, picnic areas, water taps, pit/vault toilets, wheelchair accessible areas, boat launch, Information Center, canoe and kayak rentals, firewood, recycling and garbage stations, parking lots, and Wi-Fi.

Kootenay Lake Provincial Park was established in 1987.

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Transportation in Kootenay Lake Provincial Park

Driving

Located along Highway 31, north of Kaslo, Kootenay Lake Provincial Park is a simple drive-in park that is easily accessible by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. Both sites in the park are 5 km (3 miles) apart and are accessible via Highway 31, hence RV campers will have no difficulties navigating to them in vehicles. There are no driving restrictions within the park.

Parking

There are two parking areas in Kootenay Lake Provincial Park, one each located at the two campgrounds. In addition to parking their rigs at the designated parking lots, RV campers can also park at their respective campsites. Overnight parking is available in the park.

Public Transport

There are no direct public transportation services to Kootenay Lake Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Kootenay Lake Provincial Park

Campsites in Kootenay Lake Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Davis Creek Campground

Davis Creek Campground in Kootenay Lake Provincial Park features 32 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no electric hookups for RVs at the campground. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m).

Amenities available at Davis Creek Campground include water taps, restrooms, garbage station, recycling station, beach access, Information Center, and parking lot.

10 campsites in the campground are available by reservation, while 22 campsites are available on first-come first-served basis only.

First-come first-served

Lost Ledge Campground

Lost Ledge Campground in Kootenay Lake Provincial Park features 14 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no electric hookups available at the campground. RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m).

Amenities available at the campground include water taps, restrooms, recycling station, garbage station, waterfront access, trailhead access, and parking lot. The park features both open campsites with beautiful lake views, and shaded campsites within a forest setting.

All the campsites in the campground are available on first-come first-served basis only.

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Kootenay Lake Provincial Park

In-Season

Wildlife Viewing

A variety of wildlife are seen in different areas at Kootenay Lake Provincial Park. Canada geese, mallards, and loons are often seen along the shores of the lake, while mammals such as chipmunks and squirrels are seen around the campsites and in the forest. Bears are also commonly seen in the park.

Boating/Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing and kayaking on the Kootenay Lake. A boat launch is available at Lost Ledge Campground and it provides access to the lake for boating and paddling activities. All paddlers are advised to engage in shoreline canoeing due to the sudden squalls and unpredictable winds on the lake. Canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are available at Davis Creek Campground.

Fishing

Wonderful fishing opportunities are available at Kootenay Lake Provincial Park; thus, RV campers do not miss the chance to catch fish in the lake. Fish species available in Kootenay Lake include bull, kokanee, and rainbow trout. All RV campers and visitors at the park are required to possess an appropriate fishing license if they wish to fish at the park.

Off-Season

Windsurfing

Kootenay Lake offers exciting windsurfing opportunities for RV campers at Kootenay Lake Provincial Park. The winds that blow across the lake can be strong, making it the ideal location for this sport.

Swimming

There are swimming opportunities at Kootenay Lake Provincial Park for brave RV campers. The beaches in the park contain pebbles and coarse rocks, while the water itself is cool and refreshing. No lifeguards are on duty at the beaches in the park.

Cycling

Cycling opportunities are available on the roads at Kootenay Lake Provincial Park, and RV campers enjoy riding with their helmets on. In addition, pet walking trails abound in the park for RV campers to explore with their pets.

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