The best camping near Wasa Lake Provincial Park

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Blacksmith Landing Eco Camp

31 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Canal Flats, BC
Nestled in the majestic Rocky Mountain Trench in Southeastern BC, just a short drive from Lussier natural hot springs, hiking, boating, canoeing, golfing, breathtaking WhiteSwan Lake, and the Kootenay and Columbia rivers. Blacksmith Landing is a safe, spacious and peaceful camp where minimal environmental impact is encouraged. We are faithful stewards and respect our beautiful forested land. Our expectation is that campers will also share this respect for our Eco systems in an environmentally friendly way.
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Murphy's Gold Creek Ranch

14 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Cranbrook, BC
I sold a business in Toronto and moved West in 1990 and drove all over North America looking for a new place to settle and raise a family. While camping in the Kootenay's I found this oasis and bought it. I have raised a family living totally off the grid since and love it. The water here is so clean and and the air is so fresh is why I stay. The night sky is so hard to explain it has to be seen to believe. Come check it out and you will agree. Learn more about this land: Enjoy camping on our 25-acre property just outside of Cranbrook, BC! We have multiple spots to choose from. You can camp beside the creek, in an open field, or up high with beautiful views of the valley. It all depends on your preferences and the privacy that you desire. We welcome tent and RV campers. If you're bringing an RV, there are sites that do not require levelling and we can accommodate vehicles up to 75ft in length. Bring your animals - there are a lot of great spaces for them to play! Our yard is equipped for horseback riding with a horse ring and stable.  The property is a great step-off point for ATV, dirt bikes, horseback and hiking adventures.  Potable water, toilet, picnic table, wifi and showers are available. Pets welcome, campfires permitted.  We are a 15-20 minute drive to Cranbrook. As the basecamp of the Kootenay Rockies, Cranbrook has it all - From all the trails one can dream of to multiple award-winning golf courses all within a 20-minute drive out of town, Cranbrook is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. I look forward to hosting you!
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Bull River Camp and Recreation site

7 sites · Lodging8 acres · Cranbrook, BC
This rustic camp can be found in close proximity to the Bull river in British Columbia . Sleeping 22 guests, this getaway boasts comfortable beds and luxurious amenities. A full camp rental includes 6 cabins (listing can be found on Hip-Camp). On the property itself, guests are likely to spot animals such as bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, goats, elk, moose, and more. Needless to say, guests should certainly bring a camera or two! Complete with bunk beds , this camp is the perfect spot family vacationing together. When it comes to getting clean, guests will have hot showers, flush toilets, and electricity. After a day of hiking or horseback riding, the entire family can come together around a warm campfire that is perfect for eating meals. This peaceful location is the ideal spot to get away from it all.
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Babsy's Absolutely Magical Retreat

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC
I bought this magical property 13 years ago and I have developed it from beach to mountain with the idea of sharing it with epic humans since day 1. It is 1 acre of pure natural and artistic bliss. The natural wonders include a massive beach with space for many, a gigantic sling shot, sweet fire pits, comfortable lawn chairs, paddle boards, kayaks, a cedar strip canoe, and many other toys for you to explore. I also have a small fishing boat and 16ft catamaran that I can take guests out on for a small fee. There are 2 locations that can be rented separately or booked together, however there are also a couple of sites to pitch a tent on. Its like jurassic park here, very tropical and chill. The artful camper boasts of an outdoor spa and deck, BBQ, mini fridge, fantastic lake and mountain views and access and the beach from 10-8pm. The other rental a.k.a. The beach-house comes with an attached outdoor 1950's style kitchen, oudoor on demand shower, outhouse, firepits, lawnchairs, and free use of water vessels. Very, very cool. It is located steps from the water. Truly magical.
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The best camping near Wasa Lake Provincial Park guide



Nestled in the Kootenays, Wasa Lake Provincial Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. With the warmest lake waters in the region, it's perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing. The park boasts a variety of trails for biking and hiking, offering stunning views of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. The well-equipped campground caters to both tent and RV campers, ensuring a comfortable stay amid nature's splendour.

Notable campgrounds

  • Wasa Lake Campground: Offers vehicle-accessible sites nestled by the lake, ideal for both RVs and tents.
  • Camper's Beach: A scenic spot with easy lake access, perfect for families and water enthusiasts.
  • Horseshoe Beach: Provides a tranquil setting with picnic tables and sandy shores, a short distance from the main campground.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early through the BC Parks reservation system to secure your preferred dates.
  • Consider visiting during shoulder seasons for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations to snag a last-minute spot at this popular destination.
  • Explore nearby camping options for alternative accommodations if the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Wasa Lake Provincial Park is between May 15 and September 23, when the park is fully operational and the weather is ideal for outdoor activities. Off-season visits offer a serene experience, though services may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Check weather advisories; mountain and lake conditions can change rapidly.
  • Be prepared for campfire bans during dry seasons by bringing a portable stove.
  • Accessibility information is available for those requiring assistance.
  • Remember to bring cash for the sani-station fee, set at $5 per discharge.
  • Pets are welcome in designated areas, but ensure they are leashed and cleaned up after.

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