The lake is located 22 km (14 mi) east of Highway 93/95 via a turnoff
10 km (6 mi) south of Canal Flats.
Campgrounds and boat launches are available at Whiteswan Lake Provincial
Park. Additional wilderness walk-in campsites are also available.
Picnicing and day-use facilities are at your disposal. Whiteswan
Lake Provincial Park is located within the Kootenay Ranges of the
Rocky Mountains, 22km southeast of the Village of Canal Flats, the
nearest community. Access is from Highway 93/95, turn east 4.5 kilometres
south of Canal Flats onto the gravel Whiteswan Forest Service Road.
Whiteswan Lake is about 25 km from the highway; the hot springs
are located near the west boundary of the park at kilometre 17.5.
park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served
basis – campsite reservations are not accepted. There are 114 campsites
located at five campgrounds: Alces Lake (28 campsites) at km 21
offers sunny lakefront campsites; Packrat Point (16 campsites) at
km 24 and Inlet Creek (16 campsites) at km 28 are located on the
east side of the road across from Whiteswan Lake; White River (17
campsites) is located near the northeastern entrance of the park
alongside the White River; and, Home Basin (37 campsites) is located
at the northwestern corner of Whiteswan Lake accessed by the Moscow
Creek Forest Road and offers some lakefront campsites.
camping facilities are provided at Cave Creek Campground located
about half way along the north shore of Whiteswan Lake. The site
can be accessed by boat or canoe from boat launches provided at
Packrat Point or Home Basin, or backpackers can hike in on the North
Shore trail from the trailhead at the east end of Alces Lake (3.5
km) or from the Home Basin Campground (2.5km).
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Report: This lake provides some of the best angling oppurtunity
in the Kootenay region. Rainbow
trout are stocked in the lake and weigh an average of 0.5 and
2 kg (1 and 4.5 lbs) with species of up to 8 kg (17.6 lb) recorded.
Fly fishing is excellent either early or late in the season. Use
chironomid, halfback, fullback, Doc Spratleys and shrimp patterns
for best results. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.