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Box Lake (Nakusp)

CanoeingFishingBoat LaunchCamping

  • Rec Site #:REC2129
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:$12.00 Camping
  • Fee Applies:May 1, 2018 - Oct 15, 2018
    All Days
  • Campsites:12
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:Boat Launch
    Tables
    Toilets
    Wharfs
  • Site Operator:NAKUSP AND AREA COMMUNITY TRAILS SOCIETY
  • Site Description: SITE FEES IN EFFECT SUMMER 2014 Due to ongoing site abuse, a site host will be hired to manage the Box Lake Recreation site. These fees will be collected under partnership agreement on behalf of the Ministry of Forests Land and Natural Resource Operations and will be used to mitigate site abuse and offset the cost of providing this service. Fees will be collected from May to October Annually at a rate of $12.00/night ($6.00/night for seniors). Interested parties will have an opportunity to submit proposals, please forward contact info to Justin.Dexter@gov.bc.ca In the spring and early summer, trout fishing makes this a popular weekend retreat for area residents. The lake is stocked with both rainbow trout and eastern brook trout. On long weekends, Box Lake becomes the site for family reunions. Later in the season, the towering cedar and hemlock surrounding Box Lake campsite, provide a cool and shady retreat, while the sun beats down. The lake warms to comfortable swimming temperatures in mid summer. In the fall look for mushrooms under the cedar and hemlock trees. Boating restriction: electric motors only.

  • Driving Directions: From the junction of Highway 6 and 23 in Nakusp, travel east on Highway 6 towards New Denver for 10 km. About 2.5 km before the Box Lake turn off, you will begin to get views of the lake from the highway. At 10 km, look for a brown 4x4 post with white lettering, signed "Box Lake" on your right. Turn off Highway 6 at this sign, onto a good 2 wheel drive dirt road. Proceed 1.9 km to a sharp right turn, which will take you into the recreation site.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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