Nancy Greene Provincial Park

 

This high-elevation park is located in the Monashee Mountain Range at the junction of highways 3 and 3B and features a beautiful subalpine lake. The park was named for the Canadian Olympic gold medalist, Nancy Greene, who grew up and started her alpine skiing training in the nearby town of Rossland. During the summer months, this park is used for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking in Nancy Greene Lake. Swimming in the lake can be enjoyed from a sandy beach. The quietness and serenity of this location are enhanced by the fact that powerboats are prohibited on Nancy Greene Lake. There is an easy, 5-km long hiking trail that encircles the lake. In addition, there are over 45 km of trails suitable for hiking and mountain biking in the area adjacent to the park. During the winter, these trails are popular with cross-country skiers.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - Picnic Areas Campfires - - - Drinking Water - - - - - Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking - Wind Surfing - Mountain Biking - - - - - - Winter Recreation Cross-country Skiing - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 10, reservable: 0, nearest town: Castlegar (26 km), Rossland (29 km)

Additional Information

Location

This park is located at the junction of Highways 3 and 3B, 26 km west of Castlegar, 29 km north of Rossland, or 44 km east of Christina Lake.

Contact Information

West Kootenay Park Management Inc.
Phone: 250 837-5734
Fax: 250 837-5764
Email for general inquiries: information@westkootenayparks.com
Email for park specific inquiries: nancygreene@westkootenayparks.com

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $10.00 per party / night.BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $5.00 per senior couple/night.   

Operation Dates

Campground opening and closing dates: June 1 – September 2 (Campground gate is closed during the off-season). Campground dates with full fees and services: June 1 – September 2.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

The campground has 10 "parking lot style" campsites.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

The day-use / picnic area is located on the lake and has 100 metres of sandy beach. There is also a heated picnic shelter.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout is avaiable in Nancy Greene Lake. Powerboats are prohibited on the lake.

Hiking

Hiking

An easy 5-km long trail encircles Nancy Greene Lake.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming in Nancy Greene Lake can be enjoyed from 100 metres of sandy beach.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed on Nancy Greene Lake.

Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

In the winter, this park and the adjacent area is used for cross-country skiing. Ice fishing is possible on Nancy Greene Lake.

User Reviews

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Parking lot camping

Submitted by Guest on August 16, 2009

While the park itself is nice, I found campsites to be quite appalling. The campground is a parking lot, roughly rectangular in shape with small campsites around the perimeter of this parking lot. Unless you have an RV that you can use to cover yourself from other campers, you will be enjoying a magnificent view of the asphalt. Passing by car passengers will always check you out wondering what made you decide to camp in a place like this. If you like camping at your local shopping mall parkade, this place is perfect for you. Don't get me wrong, the park itself is very nice if use come here during the day and spend a night somewhere else.

 

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Park beach

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