Wragge Beach campground

Wragge Beach campground is on a beautiful sand beach on Slocan Lake in the heart of the Kootenays. The campground is rustic, with no running water, electricity or cell service. If off-the-grid camping is your style, Wragge Beach does provide you with all the basics: pit toilets, a nice sturdy log picnic table in every campsite, cleared and maintained roads and campsites, and a friendly host to keep the peace.

There are about 28 campsites at Wragge Beach. The prime sites front right onto the sandy beach, plus there are a few more scattered in the forest that are still only steps away from the beach.

Wragge Beach campground is a perfect base camp for your Kootenay adventures! Spend your nights camping here after a big adventure nearby. There are endless paddling adventures on Slocan Lake, or if you look up you will be inspired by the many alpine mountain adventures beckoning! If you are looking for a mountain bike adventure, the nearby Butter trail is a must-ride. A bit further away, North of Nakusp, you can go for a soak in a natural hot springs at Halfway River Hot Springs!

Imagine your tent setup with the lake view in the background, take a few steps onto a perfect sandy beach. Sit down on the log, dig your toes into the white sand. Start a campfire on the beach, roast marshmallows and sing the night to sleep with the enormous emerald mountains hovering above.


Cost: Free

When to go: Spring, Summer and early Fall while the weather is nice for camping.

Access: Adams Lake is located North of Chase, BC in the Thompson Okanagan region of BC. It is access by driving on a Forest Service Road that is suitable for low clearance 2wd vehicles.

Exit Highway 1 at the Squilax-Anglemont exit and take the overpass over the highway to head North on Squilax-Anglemont Rd. Turn left onto Holding Rd. Follow Holding Rd. until you reach the mill entrance, and bear left to start on the Adams Lake FSR. Follow the FSR to your desired launch location.

RAD adventure tip: Stop in at Lake Revelstoke for a refreshing swim on the way home! The boat launch used to access paddling over to Big Eddy Creek is a great option, providing quick easy lake access just after you are back on the highway heading home.

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