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B.C. Provincial Parks of the Kootenay Region

Boundary Creek | Champion Lakes | Kokanee Creek
Kokanee Glacier Kootenay Lake | Nancy Greene
Syringa Creek | Texas Creek | Valhalla

BOUNDARY CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK
Located just west of Greenwood on Highway 3, this 2 hectare park is situated on the banks of Boundary Creek. 18 campsites are available and firepits and wood are provided. The avid fisherman will want to drop a line in the creek or just relax under the cottonwoods.
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CHAMPION LAKES PROVINCIAL PARK
This 1408 hectare park is located 10 km off of Highway 3B north of Salmo and encompasses the Champion Lakes chain. The park is a bird watchers paradise while the lakes provide excellent fishing oppurtunities for the avid angler. There is an 89 unit campground.

KOKANEE CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK
This park makes a great base camp from which to visit the areas many natural and historic attractions. The impressive Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is located nearby. The park is located on Highway 3A, between the Kootenay towns of Nelson and Kaslo. The two campgrounds within the park are located near the good beaches. A variety of trails wind through the area.

KOKANEE GLACIER PROVINCIAL PARK & RECREATION AREA
The 32,000 hectare provincial park is situated in the Slocan Range of the Selkirk Mountains. The park is named for the glacier that looms on the impressive Kokanee Peak. The rugged terrain of the park appeals to visitors experienced in adventurous hiking, mountaineering and ski mountaineering. Wilderness camping is permitted in designated areas. There are no developed campgrounds in the park. Various shelters are located throughout the park for overnight use.

KOOTENAY LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
The park is located north of Kaslo and provides three camping locations: Davis Creek, Lost Ledge and Midge Creek. All three areas provide beaches, picnic areas, boat mooring and launching facilities and a spectacular view of the Purcell Mountains. Angling for kokanee, Dolly Varden or rainbow trout may prove to be a productive pastime.

NANCY GREENE PROVINCIAL PARK
The park is located on Highway 3 between Castlegar and Christina Lake. A fully facilitated campground, self-guided nature trails, and abundant Kamloops trout in this sub-alpine lake are just some of the parks attractions.Open from May to October.

SYRINGA CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK
This 152 hectare park is situated on the southeastern end of Lower Arrow Lake. The park is located 19 km off of Highway 3. Castlegar is the closest centre. The 60 site campground provides water, wood and toilets. Picnic grounds are located at the north and south ends of the park. Good swimming beaches and changehouses are found nearby.

TEXAS CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK
Located on the shores of Christina Lake, off a paved road, this 112 hectare provincial park offers 33 forested campsites. Enjoy lake fishing, good swimming beaches and hiking trails. Day-use and picnic facilities are available.

VALHALLA PROVINCIAL PARK
The 49,600 hectare Valhalla Provincial Park is filled with steep valleys, glacial lakes and forests. The park area encompasses the western shores of Slocan Lake and most of the Valhalla Range of the Selkirk Mountains. The community of Slocan is the closest centre to the parks entrance. Access is possible by either water, trail or forest industrial road. A 36 site campground is located at nearby Roseberry Provincial Park. Wilderness camping is permitted within the park.

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