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Drewry Point Provincial Park
About This Park
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.
Know Before You Go
- Bring your own drinking water; potable water is not available in the park.
This park is located 32 km south of Balfour, across Kootenay Lake from Boswell, and approximately 45 km northwest of Creston.
Nature and Culture
- Conservation - Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park's natural heritage, please don't damage or remove them
- Wildlife - Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlifeFor more information on bear safety, click here.
- Wood ticks are most prevalent between March and June. These parasites live in tall grass and low shrubs, and seek out warm-blooded hosts. As potential carriers of disease, they should be avoided. Protect your legs by wearing gaiters, or pants tucked into socks. After any outdoor activities, thoroughly examine yourself, children and pets. If you find a tick embedded in your skin, the best way to remove it is by grasping and pulling it, gently, straight up and out with a small pair of tweezers, and disinfecting the site with rubbing alcohol. You may wish to save the tick in a small plastic or glass container for later inspection by your doctor especially if a fever develops, or the area around the bite appears to be infected.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Activities Available at this Park
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 on Leash
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.
There are swimming opportunities at this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Facilities Available at this Park
Campfires are permitted in designated areas. There is no wood provided. Park users should bring their own firewood.
This park has three picnic tables.
Pit or Flush Toilets
There are two pit toilets.
There are two backcountry/walk-in campsites with limited facilities at this park.