Lockhart Beach Provincial Park is a small, beautifully forested park on the east side of the south arm of Kootenay Lake. This park and adjacent Lockhart Creek Provincial Park extend from the sunny shores of Kootenay Lake to the headwaters of Lockhart Creek.
A hiking trail runs along Lockhart Creek, through a mixed forest of Douglas fir, western red cedar and ponderosa pine. Important First Nations trail systems leading to areas of traditional and spiritual importance are also encompassed within this park.
Lockhart Beach is situated near the outflow of Lockhart Creek into Kootenay Lake. The beach is backed by a lakeside forest that protects temperate rainforest habitat. Birdwatchers will be rewarded by a visit to this diverse area. Rainbow trout, bull trout and kokanee inhabit Lockhart Creek.
Recreational activities include hiking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. In addition to a sandy beach, the park has a picnic/day use area, a car-top boat launch, and 18 vehicle/tent campsites that are open from May to September – fees are collected during this time.
There area fishing opportunities in Kootenay Lake especially for Gerrad Rainbow trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Lockhart Beach Provincial Park is located 12 miles (19 km) south of Crawford Bay on Highway 3A.
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