Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.

Drewry Point Provincial Park

  • Please note: There is no longer a mooring buoy at Drewry point. Please check back to the website, as any updates regarding the mooring buoy will be posted here when available.

About This Park

Drewry Point Provincial Park

This park is now user maintained. Park users are requested to practice no trace camping and remove their garbage. This inland marine park lies at the foot of the eastern slopes of the Selkirk Mountains Nelson Range. Located 36 km south of Balfour on the west shore of the Kootney Lake, this park provides protected moorage in both the north and south bays making it easy to get out of the wind. Its secluded sand beaches and picnic area make this park a scenic place for a relaxing visit. There are two sheltered coves that provide good boat moorage and protection from the prevailing winds which blow from the south and north. The north cove has a 50 meter long sandy beach which provides excellent swimming and an area where boats can land. Camping on the shore is limited to three tenting sites.

NOTE: This park is only accessible by boat.

Park Size: 24 hectares

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Location and Maps

32 km south of Balfour across Kootenay Lake from Boswell and approximately 45 km northwest of Creston.

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Nature and Culture

  • Conservation - Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park's natural heritage, please don't damage or remove them
  • Wildlife - Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlifeFor more information on bear safety, click here.
  • Wood ticks are most prevalent between March and June. These parasites live in tall grass and low shrubs, and seek out warm-blooded hosts. As potential carriers of disease, they should be avoided. Protect your legs by wearing gaiters, or pants tucked into socks. After any outdoor activities, thoroughly examine yourself, children and pets. If you find a tick embedded in your skin, the best way to remove it is by grasping and pulling it, gently, straight up and out with a small pair of tweezers, and disinfecting the site with rubbing alcohol. You may wish to save the tick in a small plastic or glass container for later inspection by your doctor especially if a fever develops, or the area around the bite appears to be infected.
  • General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information

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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park.
Fishing

Fishing

Some of the best fishing for trophy "gerrard" trout is nearby. Anglers in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. The park offers great fishing in Kootenay Lake from the shore and by boat.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Swimming

Swimming

There are swimming opportunities at this park. There are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty at provincial parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are permitted in designated areas. There is no wood provided. Park users should bring their own firewood.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has three picnic tables.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

There are two pit toilets.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

There are two wilderness/walk-in campsites with limited facilities at this park.