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Wasa Lake Provincial Park
Wasa Lake Provincial Park is located 40 km (25 miles) north of Cranbrook and 93 km (58 miles) south of Invermere on Hwy 93/95 about 2 km (1.3 miles) east of the small community of Wasa on Wasa Lake Park Drive.

Travelling Here
To get here from Calgary, from the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 take Hwy 93 to Radium Hot Springs. If you are coming from the Okanagan or Salmon Arm take the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 to Revelstoke, then Hwy 95 to Radium Hot Springs. If you are coming from the USA take Hwy 3 to Cranbrook then north on Hwy 93/95.

Wasa Lake
The highlight of Wasa Lake Provincial Park is nearby Wasa Lake which along with Osoyoos Lake has a reputation to be one of the warmest lakes in Canada. The lake set against the magnificent Rocky Mountains in the background is about around 2.6 km (1.6 miles) long, usually calm and is a pleasure to swim in, go boating on or simply walk around.

Valuable Eco-System
Wasa Lake Provincial Park is also home to a valuable eco-system that is tied to the bunchgrass meadows that are present in this unique climate near the Rocky Mountains. Throughout certain times during the year, Wasa Lake has a fascinating array of stunning wildflowers, birds and wildlife all throughout the park.

Campground
There are 101 vehicle-accessible campsites located in the provincial park. The campsites are first-come first-served with a certain number held for reservations through Discover Camping. The campsites are well spaced out, fairly large, quite private suitable for both RV camping and tents, unfortunately there are no drive-through sites.

Facilities
The facilities included at Wasa lake Provincial Park - ten cold water taps throughout the campground, a large number of pit and flush toilets, adventure playground for children, fire pits and firewood available for purchase.

Camper's Beach
There are four separate day-use areas around Wasa Lake that are included in Wasa Lake Provincial Park. The campground has one day-use area which has a sandy beach, swimming area, boat launch, change room, pit toilet, play area, grassy field and picnic tables is called Camper's Beach.

Lakefront
There is also a beach and picnic area north of the campground by 2 km (1.3 miles) called Horseshoe Beach. Then around the lake the park also includes Pete's Beach and Main Beach. All these separate sections of lakefront have buoyed swimming zones and can be easily accessed from the campground by foot using the Wasa Lions Way Trail.

Wasa Lions Way Trail
This 8 km (5 miles) paved circle route around Wasa Lake Provincial Park is a must for you to do. Staying at the same elevation around the lake, the designed wheelchair-accessible, cycling and hiking trail takes you along a paved path including some quiet secondary roads circling Wasa Lake. The trail goes through the four sections of park including some grasslands and wildlife viewing areas.

Interpretation Trail
Besides the Wasa Lions Way Trail you can walk on a beautiful self-guided 2.7 km (1.7 miles) long interpretation trail situated near the rear of the campground. Then for more advanced cyclist with stamina there is an excellent mountain bike route around Wasa Lake Provincial Park called the Lazy Lake Bike Loop.

Fishers
There are some angling opportunities in Wasa Lake with Largemouth Bass, Perch and Burbot living in the lake. Remember though depending on what time of the year certain restrictions could be in place so you'll need to check with the local regulations.

Nearest Services
For entertainment you can go into Wasa to the Wasa Country Pub on Hwy 93/95, which features cold beer, a liquor store and home-cooked food. For services, liquor, groceries or other camping there is the Hitchin Post General Store & Campground on Wasa Lake Park Drive. Telephone: (250) 422-3321.

Discover Camping
The campground is a short walk to the beach area that is in the park. During the summer season, because of the popularity of the warm water, the campground can fill up quickly. In order for you not to be disappointed reservations are accepted here through Discover Camping.


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Wasa Lake
Wasa Lake

 

Wasa Lake
Wasa Lake

 

Wasa Lake Provincial Park Grasslands
Wasa Lake Provincial Park Grasslands

 

Horseshoe Beach
Horseshoe Beach

 

Waterfront Cottages
Waterfront Cottages

 

Wasa Lions Way Trail
Wasa Lions Way Trail

 
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