Nancy Greene’s opening date for 2017 has been pushed back to May 18th due to weather.
Facilities and Activities:
CAMPGROUND OPERATING DATES: May 12th 2017 – October 1st 2017 (subject to change without notice)
Nancy Greene Provincial Park: A Picturesque Roadside Stop
Nestled in the Monashee Mountains, Nancy Greene Provincial Park is an easily-accessible roadside park with a stunning sub-alpine lake. The Park was established in 1972 and is named after the celebrated Olympic Canadian skier Nancy Greene. It is a welcoming stop for day-users and campers. The park is a popular overnight location for RVer’s and also provides day-use for local residents wishing to escape the summer heat of the valley. Nancy Greene’s picturesque lake makes it a great spot to enjoy fishing, picnicking, hiking, swimming, and nordic skiing in the winter.
This Park is a fishing destination for anglers. No power boats are permitted on the quiet lake making it a perfect spot to fish from canoe, belly boat or from off shore. The park has an old log cabin that can be used as a picnic shelter. With more than 20 km of hiking trails, including a 5km self-guided nature loop around Nancy Greene Lake, this park offers great opportunities for outdoor recreation and wildlife viewing. Grizzly Bear sightings are common in Spring and early Summer. This campground is ideal for small campers and RVs as a one night stay over on their way through the region however the scenery and local history in nearby Rossland and Castlegar make this stop worth spending multiple nights.
Shop and services can be found 30 minutes away at either Rossland or Castlegar. Nearby destinations in Castlegar include Millennium Park, Station Museum, Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science, Zuckerberg Island and Doukhobor Discovery Centre. For experienced hikers and mountain bike enthusiasts be sure to check out Seven Summits Alpine Ridge Trail.
Sites are self-registration and all fees are cash only.
There are 10 parking lot style campsites at this park. It is 100% first come, first serve (no reservations possible).
Pit toilets are available at this park.
There is a water hand pump. Boil water notice. It is recommended to bring drinking water.
Campfires are permitted in the campsite fire rings. Fires must be less than .5m high. Please do not leave fires unattended and watch for fire ban notices.
Nancy Greene Lake is cooler but still popular for swimming in the summer months. There are no lifeguards on duty.
This park has a large beach area.
Hiking opportunities exist around the park. A self-guided 5km nature trail leads you around the lake. Caution: Black bear and grizzly bear are common on lake trail in the spring.
Canoeing opportunities exist on Nancy Greene Lake.
Kayaking opportunities exist on Nancy Greene Lake.
Popular fishing destination with rainbow and cut-throat trout in lake.
Wildlife viewing opportunities exist at this park. Caution: Black bear and grizzly bear are common on Lake Trail in the spring.
Pets are welcome at this park but must be on a leash at all times. During the summer months it may be too hot to leave your animal behind at your site.
Popular area for cross-country skiing with a 5km trail (not groomed).