Recreation Guidelines

Please follow these recreation guidelines and help conserve the diverse ecosystems and the many wild spaces that are important to all of us.

Respect Our Environment:

Report unauthorized activity to 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).
  • Motorized vehicle use should be restricted to existing hard surface roads only.
  • Soil disturbance by motorized vehicles is prohibited.
  • Overnight camping on Crown Land is permitted for up to 14 days. Please help conserve our natural environment by using designated Crown land recreational camping sites.
  • Boaters are encouraged to use the main boat launch on Koocanusa – Yaqakxaqlamki (Yah-kak-hak-thamki).
  • Obey all closures and access restrictions.
  • Keep all gates closed. Removing or damaging fences is unlawful.
  • Do not disturb or harass wildlife or livestock.
  • Reduce the spread of invasive species by ensuring all vehicles, trailers, boats and personal gear are cleaned before and after visiting the area.
  • Obey all campfire bans, restrictions and regulations.
    wildfires: 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cell phone.
    Follow these regulations for a safe campfire:
    • campfires must be no larger than ½ metre x ½ metre;
    • keep a shovel and/or 8 litres of water nearby to extinguish your campfire;
    • make sure your campfire is completely out and the ashes are cool to the touch before leaving your campfire;
    • do not light in windy conditions; and
    • never leave a campfire unattended.

Respect Our History:

  • Do not excavate or disturb archeological resources.
  • If you find an artifact, report your find to the Ktunaxa Environmental and Archeological Stewardship Coordinator (250-489-2464, ext. 3123).


Thank you
helping keep
this place

Leave No Trace:

  • Take your garbage with you. Pack out what you pack in.
  • Dump sewage and grey water at designated sani-dumps.
  • Do not construct structures or enclosures including trails, decks, sheds or outhouses.

See map
for recreation and
camping sites, boat launches, garbage facilities and existing roads.

Respect Others:

  • Do not trespass on private or Indian Reserve lands.
  • Maintain a peaceful, clean camping environment.
  • Keep noise to a minimum at all times.
  • Observe quiet time from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.
  • Keep your pets quiet and under control at all times.
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Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee Partners

Province of BCKtunaxa Nation.Regional District of East Kootenay.Columbia Basin Trust.