Sleeping under the stars, wilderness adventures, lake exploration and beautiful sunsets are just some of the camping experiences available on the East Shore, The “Heart” of the Kootenay’s awaits your discovery.
There are complete wilderness escapes where you can test your back country survival limits and there are full service campgrounds with hot showers, laundry and hot tubs. All of these listed campgrounds will ensure your East Shore journey is comfortable. Which ever camping experience you choose you are guaranteed epic mountain vistas and pristine water, wilderness adventure and complete relaxation
There are four provincial parks to explore while enjoying Kootenay Lake. *Midge Creek and Drewry Point are boat access only.
Pilot Bay Provincial Marine Park/Sawmill Bay – Hike or Water access campground just south of Kootenay Bay. These wilderness campsites have pit toilets, picnic tables and secure food storage. This park is user-maintained and you must pack out what you pack in. Fees for overnight camping apply year-round.
Midge Creek Provincial Park – Midge Creek Park is located 38 km south of Balfour, on the southwest shore of Kootenay Lake across from Sanca Creek. Access to the park is via water vessel. Featuring more than a kilometre of sandy beach, it is a popular destination for boaters.
Drewry Point Provincial Park – This inland marine park lies at the foot of the eastern slopes of the Selkirk Mountains Nelson Range. Located 36 km south of Balfour on the west shore of the Kootenay Lake. Park users are requested to practice no trace camping and remove their garbage. Its secluded sand beaches and picnic area make this park a scenic place for a relaxing visit.
Sites & Trails Recreation Sites
Oliver Lake – Gray Creek Pass. Small campsite with pit toilets located in a scenic alpine basin with a shallow lake. There is a short trail on the east side of the road to the shallow lake. Access can also be gained to the surrounding ridges. Be sure to enjoy the rock built trail that takes you around the lake. Now part of TCT route (RSTBC)