Kawkawa Lake Park is a former provincial park set in a forest setting in the Cascade Mountains northeast of Hope, offering recreational opportunities for swimming, boating, picnicking and fishing.
The word kawkawa is a poetic Native term that means ‘much calling of loons.’ Repeat it often enough and you’ll get the picture.
Kawkawa Lake has many species of fish, but is best known for its large kokanee (land-locked salmon), which can exceed 3 lbs in size.
Facilities at the park include a large day-use picnic area with toilets, a swimming beach, grass play area, park benches, picnic tables, and a boat launch with a small dock.
Many visitors to the park journey here as part of a visit to the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park and the Othello-Quintette Railway Tunnels, part of the Trans Canada Trail in the Coquihalla Canyon.
Kawkawa Lake Park is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northeast of the community of Hope, accessed via the Kawkawa Lake Road.
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This park is a Regional Park, Municipal Park, or proposed park, and does not fall under the jurisdiction of Parks Canada (National Parks) or the BC Ministry of Environment (BC Parks).