Trust us: when summer hits Hope, you’ll want to spend your time near the water.
Kawkawa Lake Municipal Park is the perfect place to spend the afternoon on or in the water.
With a boat launch, boat accessible cliffs, and a roped off swimming area, Kawkawa Lake is a family’s dream. For those spend- ing the whole day at the lake there is a playground, picnic tables, and washroom facilities. There are no boat rentals or life- guard on duty. It is 10 minutes from down- town Hope along Kawkawa Lake Road.
Lake of the Woods
|Photo by David Lee(Amateur Photographer Contest 2018)|
Lake of the Woods warms up fast and is usually the first lake to be ready for swimming. As motors are prohibited, it is a quiet place for both swimmers and paddlers. Confident swimmers can access rocks on the west side of the lake. There is no public boat rental available. A day-use area includes picnic tables and washrooms. Lake of the Woods is 5 minutes north of Hope on Highway 1
Kawkawa Creek in Thacker Regional Park
For families looking to get away from large crowds, Kawkawa Creek is a great place to relax. Known locally as Sucker’s Creek, it offers a shallow water play area and a sandy beach. There is no lifeguard on duty and the creek empties directly into the Coquihalla River.
|Photo by AdvantageHOPE|
Silver Lake is located in Silver Lake Provincial Park, 12 kilometres south of Hope. Access to the boat launch (electric motors only) and day-use area is through Silver Lake Campground. A spectacular mountain backdrop awaits swimmers and paddlers in this cooler lake.
|Photo by Bob Yaworski (Amateur Photographer Contest 2018)|
Ross Lake is located at the south end of Skagit Valley Provincial Park, 60 kilometres from Hope. The level of the water in the dammed lake fluctuates greatly. July and August are the only months when the lake is at full pool, other times there is no water at all.
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