This park is now user maintained. Park users are requested to practice no trace camping and remove their garbage. This inland marine park lies at the foot of the eastern slopes of the Selkirk Mountains Nelson Range. Located 36 km south of Balfour on the west shore of the Kootney Lake, this park provides protected moorage in both the north and south bays making it easy to get out of the wind. Its secluded sand beaches and picnic area make this park a scenic place for a relaxing visit. There are two sheltered coves that provide good boat moorage and protection from the prevailing winds which blow from the south and north. The north cove has a 50-meter long sandy beach which provides excellent swimming and an area where boats can land. Camping on the shore is limited to three tenting sites.
Note: This park is only accessible by boat.
There are three boat-in campsites with limited facilities at this park.
This park has three picnic tables.
There are two pit toilets.
Campfires are permitted in designated areas. There is no wood provided. Park users should bring their own firewood.
There are swimming opportunities at this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park.
Some of the best fishing for trophy "gerrard" trout is nearby. Anglers in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. The park offers great fishing in Kootenay Lake from the shore and by boat.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
This park is located 32 km south of Balfour, across Kootenay Lake from Boswell, and approximately 45 km northwest of Creston.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.