May Long Weekend Updates

Greetings everyone. Hope this finds you well and look forward to seeing many of you back at Koocanusa for the upcoming Victoria Day long weekend. Just wanted to share with you a few updates to be aware of for this weekend/spring:

Spring at Lake Koocanusa by KeyaSpring Cleaning, May 15th – 18th, 2015:

We will have a large dumpster in the parking lot. Please use this for large items ie: old BBQs, bikes, chairs etc. Please do not use this for household garbage!

After this clean-up weekend please take all of your large items ie: old BBQs, chairs, large cardboard boxes etc. to the Baynes Lake or Jaffray Transfer Stations.

Recycling Cans & Bottles: We can provide you with clear bags for recycling your bottles. Come by the store or see Fred at Site 110. All recycling dropped off to Fred’s site must be in these types of bags this year. Thanks for your help! This is for pop, beer, wine, liquor, milk, juice — anything that can be turned in for a refund. The $s raised from your returns go entirely towards fireworks for our annual Canada Day Celebrations.

Propane Tanks: a reminder that propane tanks 60lbs and over must be properly secured.

BC Fire Danger Rating MapCampfires & Fire Danger: while ordinarily springtime is  traditionally a time of low forest fire danger, this is not the case in the South Country/Southern BC Rockies this year. After an unseasonably sunny, warm and dry winter and now spring, our region has a very low snowpack and the forest floors are extremely dry currently.

So while campfires are presently allowed in our campground sites please make sure that they are small, contained and put out completely afterwards. Also, as always, please be careful of disposing of cigarette butts etc. as these could easily start a fire easily right now. Click on the map to the right to see a larger/current version and visit the BC Wildfire website.

On a positive note the weather looks like it will be beautiful this weekend and lake levels are also much higher than normal for this time of year so enjoy your long weekend here at Lake Koocanusa.

Koocanusa Campground & Marina May Long Weekend Store Hours:
Friday, May 15th & Saturday, May 16th: 9am – 9pmSunday, May 17th: 9am – 7pm

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Water Pump is On

Greetings everyone. Hope this finds you well and enjoying spring so far. This is just a brief note to let you know that as of the end of today, Wed. April 22nd, the water pump is back on for the season. Have a great day and will see you back at Koocanusa this spring/summer.

March 2015 Newsletter

Koocanusa Campsite March 2015

Click here to download our current newsletter (March 2015)

Hope this finds you well and enjoying winter/spring in your part of the world. Here in the southern BC Rockies we’ve been having one of the sunniest winters in history so spring/summer can’t be far off now. Our Spring Newsletter is now available as a Word document for download. Simply click here or on the icon to right to view. We look forward to seeing you back at Koocanusa this summer!

Spring Lock on Gate

Happy New Year everyone, hope this finds you well and for those of you in BC, enjoying the long weekend. This is just to let you know that the spring lock is now on the gate. Unfortunately the gate is also currently broken as someone slid into it recently. Thank you and have a great weekend!

Long Weekend & Autumn Happenings at Koocanusa

Koocanusa Parking Lot DanceHope everyone is having a great long weekend… how did it get to be the Labour Day Long Weekend already? If you’re in the South Country and are looking for something fun to do this weekend, be sure to stop by the Marina and store tomorrow, Sunday, August 31st. We have the following events happening, everyone is welcome and admission is free.

  • 5:30 – 7:30pm: Bouncy Castles and Face Painting
  • 7:00pm: Everything’s Better with Bacon! – enter your best recipe featuring everyone’s favourite ingredient, bacon, for our judges to taste test
  • 7:30pm onwards: Annual Parking Lot Dance, this year featuring the Fernie trio Hark Raving Sirens performing on the store deck

A little about Fernie’s Hark Raving Sirens: Bringing ukulele, guitar and the most impressive instrument of them all, three amazing voices working as one, Hark Raving Sirens have really created something special. From country ditties to twisted pop covers these ladies have a sound that will have you toe tapping and singing along in no time. Check out their facebook page here.

photo_sunsetThis weekend the store and kitchen are open 9am – 9pm Saturday and Sunday and Monday, 9am – 7pm. And then for the fall our store hours are:

  • Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 8pm

Important Fall Dates:

  • Storage Bills are ready for pick-up and payment – $21.00 cash or cheque only
  • Sunday, Sept. 14th: Store Closes
  • Monday, Sept. 15th: Last Day for Garbage
  • Tues. Sept. 16th: Water Off

Thanks everyone for another great camping season.  See you in the spring for our 28th year!

Campfire Ban Lifted & Upcoming Long Weekend Events

Boaters enjoying the cliffs and islands on the north part of KoocanusaHope everyone is enjoying their weekend and the cooler weather of late. Thanks to the recent wetter conditions the BC Wildfire Management Branch has lifted the Campfire Ban that was put in place in our region so small, controlled campfires are once again permitted.  If you are in need of firewood we have bags of local firewood available at the store again for $10/bag including tax. To find out more information about the latest fire danger ratings etc. please click here.

In other news, summer seems to be flying by and we are already planning for our annual end of season celebrations taking place on the Labour Day Long Weekend (August 30 – September 1). This year we are pleased to announce the following events (more details to follow):

  • Cooking Competition: Everything’s Better with Bacon!
    Enter your best recipe featuring everyone’s favourite ingredient, bacon, for our judges to taste test
  • Bouncy Castles & Face Painting on Sunday, August 31st
  • Fernie's Hark Raving SirensParking Lot Dance on Sunday, August 31st, featuring trio Hark Raving Sirens (7:30pm start)

A little about Fernie’s Hark Raving Sirens: Bringing ukulele, guitar and the most impressive instrument of them all, three amazing voices working as one, Hark Raving Sirens have really created something special. From country ditties to twisted pop covers these ladies have a sound that will have you toe tapping and singing along in no time. Check out their facebook page here.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we look forward to seeing you at the lake again soon.