Backcountry camping

Backcountry Camping and Rec Sites

Truly get to know this area by camping under the stars. The Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake Route is speckled with opportunities for backcountry camping!

Yahk and Area
South of Yahk, this is a medium-sized, semi-open rustic site located at the junction of Hawkins and America Creek. This site is popular with locals and is often busy. This...
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Creston and Area
Boundary lake is a large forested site next to a sub-alpine lake. This site offers fishing (esp. Rainbow trout), boating, swimming, hiking and viewing. This valley is also popular for...
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Yahk and Area
This is an open grassy site located next to a large creek with a scenic waterfall downstream from the site. The primary activities are picnicking, fishing(esp. Rainbow Trout), and swimming.
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Creston and Area
This small sub-alpine site is predominately used in the winter for snowmobiling . The site provides a small cabin. jointly managed by MTCA and the Creston snowmobile club, for public...
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Yahk and Area
This is a small rustic tree site located next to a small stream. This site is known for good trout fishing.
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Crawford Bay and Area
Garland Bay is a large open beach site on the east shore of Kootenay Lake. This site receives very heavy use during the summer season. Very popular area for swimming...
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Creston and Area
A semi-open site located down river from the scenic Goat River Canyon. This site is large and provides opportunities for group or individual camping. picnicking, fishing (cutthroat and brook trout)...
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Creston and Area
Next Creek site is a small beach on the West shore of Kootenay Lake. This site offers a scenic view of the lake and is very popular in the summer...
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Crawford Bay and Area
Also known as Johhny Connors Lake, This is a small site located in a scenic alpine basin with a shallow lake near the top of Grey Creek Pass. There is...
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Crawford Bay and Area
This is a popular sunbathing, swimming, and camping site. It is located in a small protected bay on the east shore of Kootenay Lake with a pebble beach surrounded by...
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Creston and Area
Sitting atop the Ripple Ridge in the southern part of Stagleap Provincial Park, these two back-country cabins contain a wood stove, tables and benches, and a sleeping loft. The rustic...
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Creston and Area
Tye Creek is a medium-sized beach site on the west shore of Kootenay Lake. This site is adjacent to private land so please respect private land owners and contain activities...
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Creston and Area
This short easy 0.7 km trail leads to a beautiful sub-alpine lake. The lake has fine sand beaches at low water, making it unique in the area. The site offers...
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