Two geographical features dominate the Kootenays: mountains and water. Four parallel mountain ranges march successively across the southeastern British Columbia landscape, running in a generally northwest direction. The most westerly are the Monashees, followed by the rugged Selkirks, defined on their western flanks by the Arrow reservoir system and Slocan Lake, and on the eastern side by the spectacular waters of Kootenay Lake.
Davis Creek and Lost Ledge are two small sites situated on the north-western shore of Kootenay Lake. The parks are part of a combined system of seven provincial parks that offer lakeside recreational opportunities on a large inland lake.
Davis Creek campground open May 1 – September 25, has 18 small, medium to large vehicle accessible sites, 2 are doubles. Lost Ledge, open May 9 – September 30 has paved roads in a circular campground with 14 large to medium vehicle accessible sites, 4 are doubles. Both Lost Ledge and Davis Creek offer lake view and shady, secluded campsites spaced within the forest. Lost Ledge is very picturesque while Davis Creek is less developed. Both sites are popular with anglers and families for their unique, informal camping experience.
Situated on Kootenay Lake, the park features great fishing from the shore or by boat. Kootenay Lake supports record-sized rainbow trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the BC Fishing Regulations Synopsis for restrictions and quotas.
If you plan on canoeing or kayaking, access is from the lake front campsites or the boat launch at Lost Ledge. There is a single wide, concrete boat launch at Lost Ledge located at the north end of the park, past the last campsite. It is designed to accommodate full size boats. A 40-vehicle parking lot is nearby for vehicles and boat trailers. Other recreational activities include waterskiing or windsurfing.
Kootenay Lake Provincial Park is located 16 miles (25 km) north of Kaslo, off Highway 31 on the west side of Kootenay Lake.
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