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Box Lake (Nakusp)

FishingCanoeingBoat LaunchCamping

  • Rec Site #:REC2129
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:$15.00 Camping
  • Fee Applies:May 1, 2024 - Oct 15, 2024
    All Days
  • Campsites:31
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:Boat Launch
  • Site Description:All recreation sites in the Kootenay Boundary district are first come first serve, there are NO reservation systems in place. Due to a high volume of dog related complaints, All dogs must be under control or they must be leashed. If the problem persists, an on leash at all times rule will be put in place. SITE FEES IN EFFECT.These fees will be collected under partnership agreement on behalf of the Ministry of Forests Lands 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 $15.00/night ($7.50/night for seniors). NEW SITE HOST THIS YEAR!2022 The campsite can accommodate up to 32 foot RV's. Tent, trailer, Hammack, and eco camping is available.In the spring and early summer, trout fishing makes this a popular weekend retreat for area residents. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, eastern brook trout, and kokanee. 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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