Horseshoe Lake Recreation Forest Site is a camping, fishing and birding destination located east of the community of Cranbrook, BC in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The site is located in a valley referred to as the Rocky Mountain Trench and, behind the site, are the looming Steeples Mountains of the Rocky Mountain Range. Scenery bliss.
The Horseshoe Lake Recreation Site is perched on gentle rolling hills, surrounded by grasslands and forests of pine and aspen trees. The campgound centres around the lake which is spring fed therefore the water levels will rise and fall with the seasons.
The wilderness destination is a self serve campground shared with free roaming cows. So.. a cow sighting is very possible. Self serve means you pack out what you pack in. Leave no trace behind so others may enjoy the lake as well.
The campsite locations vary. Some are lakefront on the open grassy slopes, while others are hidden in trees high up on a ridge. Most campsites have picnic tables and fire pits. And there are pit toilets in various locations.
Some of the outdoor activities enjoyed at the Horseshoe Lake include hiking, birdwatching, camping, mountain biking, swimming, fishing and canoeing. There is a roof top boat launch located at the north end of the lake. No power boats are permitted on this lake.
Some arrive at Horseshoe Lake to enjoy activities away from the lake in the backcountry. Therefore the lake becomes more like a base camp for adventure. Some of the nearby adventures include backpacking into the Steeples Mountain Range or dirt biking and atving the nearby gravel roads.
There are other activities in close proximity to the recreation site. The Fort Steele Heritage Town is northwest of the lake on Highway #93/95. While the Norbury Lake Provincial Park is located southeast of the recreation site on the Wardner Fort Steele Road.
Horseshoe Lake Recreation Forest Site, Cranbrook
Horseshoe Lake Road
How To Get ToHorseshoe Lake Recreation Forest Site, Cranbrook
How to Get Here: Travel to the community of Cranbrook BC. Continue traveling north on Highway #3/95. Just outside of the community take a right on Highway #93/95 towards Fort Steele Heritage Town. It is 16 kilometres northeast of Cranbrook. 300 metres past the Fort Steele Heritage Town take a right on the Wardner Fort Steele Road. Continue down the road for about 11 kilometres. Look on your left for a fence with many baseball caps on it. The gravel road opening in the fence is Horseshoe Lake Rd.
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