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 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.
Campfires & 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