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Backcountry camping

At the campground there are 7 backcountry user maintained campsites. There are 6 food caches throughout the campground. This park is user-maintained and you must pack out what you pack in and follow Leave No Trace ethics. 

Backcountry camping fee: $5 per person per night (age 6+). Fees for overnight camping apply year-round.

The BC Parks backcountry permit registration service allows you to purchase a backcountry camping permit before leaving home. Although this does not reserve a campsite, it provides the convenience of prepaying for your trip and not having to carry cash. We encourage all visitors to register online so we can reduce the need to collect fees in the field.

Winter camping

Winter camping is available in this park, fees apply.

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Campfires are allowed in the park. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. Please bring a portable stove for cooking.

Picnic areas

This park has a day-use and picnic area.

Pit or flush toilets

This park only has pit toilets, no flush toilets.

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Excellent moderate year-round hiking in and around this park. Check our Trail Report [PDF] for bear and safety information. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.


There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.


There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park on Kootenay Lake.


There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park on Kootenay Lake.


Some of the best fishing for trophy Gerrard trout is nearby. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing

There is no viewing platform but there are several natural viewing areas along the lake.

Pets on leash

Pets and 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 waterskiing opportunities on Kootenay Lake.


There are windsurfing opportunities on Kootenay Lake.