Wasa Lake Provincial Park

 

Four excellent sandy beaches on the shores of Wasa Lake and striking mountain views await visitors at this popular park. The picturesque Wasa lake, formed by retreating glaciers, is arguably the warmest lake in the Kootenay Region. In addition to the beach-related activities, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, and windsurfing are popular on Wasa Lake. Fishing for perch and largemouth bass is also possible. Families enjoy walking on a 2.7-km long interpretive trail available at the park; in addition, there is a paved 8-km long walking / rollerblading path encircling Wasa Lake. Mountain bikers can enjoy the Lazy Lake Trail, a 33-km loop leading from the campground to the beautiful Lazy Lake, which has opportunities for swimming. Fort Steele Heritage Town located 20 km to the south offers an excursion into BC history that should not be missed.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - Picnic Areas Campfires Flush Toilets Pit Toilets - Drinking Water RV Sani Station - Playground Boat Launch Wheel Chair Accessibility Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking Waterskiing Wind Surfing Bicycling - - - - - - - - - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 104, reservable: 55, nearest town: Kimberley (32 km), Cranbrook (37 km)

Additional Information

Location

This park is located just off Highway 93/95 near the community of Wasa, 37 km north of Cranbrook and 32 km northeast of Kimberley.

Contact Information

Kootenay Park Services Ltd.
E-mail address: ekparks@telus.net
Phone: 1-250-422-3003
Please go to www.discovercamping.ca to reserve a campsite.

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $19.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.50 per senior couple/night.   

Operation Dates

Campground opening and closing dates: May 1 – September 15 (Gate is closed during the off-season).

Campground dates with full fees and services: May 1 – September 15.

Campground reservable dates: May 15 – September 6.

Facilities

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

There are four day-use / picnic area, all located at various points along the shore of Wasa Lake. All day-use areas have a sandy or pebbly beach, grassy areas, and picnic tables.

Playground

Playground

An adventure playground is located at Campers Beach day-use area.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

A concrete boat launch is located across from the campground, at Camper's Beach.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing for perch and largemouth bass is available in Wasa Lake.

Hiking

Hiking

There is a 2.7-km nature walk in the park, as well as 8-km long paved path around Wasa Lake.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming can be enjoyed in the warm waters of Wasa Lake from 4 sandy or pebbly beaches.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Cycling can be enjoyed on a paved path that encirles Wasa Lake. Mountain bikers can use the Lazy Lake Trail, a 33-km loop that leads from the campground to Lazy Lake and back.

User Reviews

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

Nice camping, a little crowded

Submitted by Guest on August 17, 2009

This park is one of the best parks in BC. Wasa lake is very warm, some even say that it is the warmest lake in BC. The lake itself has a long beach with very shallow waters, perfect for kids. The water is a little muddy. Campsites are well spaced and surrounded by trees, but not very private as trees in that area are not very dense. It is still a very pleasant campground. I found it to be a little too crowded as a lot of people go there, but not bad enough to ruin the relaxing atmosphere.

 

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Playground

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The lake

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Wasa lake picnic and day use area

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Picnic area by the Wasa lake

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Campsites

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