Wasa Lake

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Wasa Lake

Location: Wasa Lake is located 50 km (31 mi) north of Cranbrook via Fort Steele.

A family vacation destination since the 1950's, Wasa Lake village advertises the warmest swimming lake in the Kootenays. Wasa Lake Park offers camping, swimming, hiking, cycling, boating and nature viewing opportunities. There is an 8 km wheelchair and bike accessible trail around the lakeshore and a 2.7 km self-guided interpretation trail. World class attractions such as Fort Steele Heritage town, guest ranches, ski hills and golf courses are nearby. In addition to being a popular recreation spot, the park protects a representative grassland ecosystem. It includes a portion of North America's most northern ponderosa pine forest set amid blue bunch wheatgrass meadows that provide habitat for a wide diversity of animals and plants.

Size 114.73 ha. (283.4 ac.) Shoal Data not Available
Mean Depth Data not Available Max. Depth 13.7 m. (45 ft.)
Game Fish Burbot, Largemouth Bass, Perch Fish Stocked None
Angler Usage Low Elevation 774 m. (2538.7 ft.)
Ice Over November to Mid-April T.D.S. 213 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites:

A BC Provincial Park campground with 103 vehicle accessible sites is located at Wasa Lake Provincial Park. There is also parking and facilities for day-use and picnic visitors. Boat launching, hiking trails and swimming.

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Fishing Report: Bass average 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) and perch, 0.5 kg (1 lb). Popular methods used are jerk baits and buzz baits.
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