Detailed Description: Columbia Lake Provincial Park is a popular activity destination for canoes, kayaks and wind surfers situated in the East Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada, located just 2 kilometres south of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC. The feature of the park is the 2,758 hectare Columbia Lake. It is said to be the warmest fresh water lake in the East Kootenay region.
The Columbia Lake Provincial Park measures 257 hectares and provides one of the few areas on the lake for public access. There is a 3 kilometre, largely undeveloped, beach area, a wetland marsh area and grasslands. All attract visitors who enjoy birding, wildlife viewing and photography.
In the upper hills and grasslands area of the park visitors can also enjoy some mountain biking and hiking activities along the deactivated logging roads. The park is a great staging area for both activities when exploring the entire east side of the lake.
Columbia Lake also attracts anglers year round. They arrive with rod and reel in hand seeking to catch kokannee, whitefish, burbot, rainbow, bull and cutthroat trout.
The Columbia Lake Provincial Park is a pack in-pack out park, self maintained wilderness park. It does not have any amenities or services. There is no boat launch in the park. The closest boat launch is located south of the park in Canal Flats.
Columbia Lake Provincial Park, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada in the Kootenays
Columbia Lake Provincial Park
Columbia River Road
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