Located on the west shore of Kootenay Lake, the Midge Creek Site is one of the nicest and one of the biggest beaches in the area. To get to the Park you need a boat, preferably one that can handle some waves. This is a big lake and the weather conditions can change from serene to sketchy without warning.
There is always space available, and though some people chose to camp at the recreation sites, most just stay for the day. The beach here is massive compared to others on the lake, and offers a good base camp to explore the surrounding coves, and some excellent fishing. It’s a great place to visit for an afternoon or a even a whole weekend.
Outhouses are available, but you’ll need to pack in water or use filtered/boiled/treated lake water. Black bear sightings are very common here, so be sure to have a solution for dealing with food overnight if you’re camping. While we haven’t heard of a bad experience with the wildlife camping here, keeping the sites clean and food free is key to maintaining a positive relationship with the locals.
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