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Nancy Greene Provincial Park

Know Before You Go

  • Please note: A year-round “boil water” advisory has been issued at this park.
  • Grizzly bear activity occurs along the Lakeshore Trail around Nancy Greene Lake during the month of May. Grizzly bears routinely frequent the park in the spring to feed on vegetation. To avoid conflict with bears, park visitors must have their pets on a leash at all times while in the park, and store all food and garbage in a manner that is inaccessible to bears.
    Any incidents involving bears in the park should be reported immediately to the Conservation Officer Service by calling the 24 hr RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

About This Park

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A roadside park with a natural setting and sub-alpine lake, Nancy Greene Provincial Park is a welcoming site for weary travellers. Tucked in the Monashee Mountains it is a popular overnight stop for tourists and also provides day use opportunities for local residents wishing to escape the summer heat of the valley. It is the perfect place to enjoy fishing, picnicking, walking, swimming, boating and in winter nordic skiing. The special feature in the park is the sub alpine lake.

The park is strategically located at the intersection of highway 3B and 3, a short drive from two major communities. You are encouraged to stay an extra night and during the day explore the local history. Visit the Rossland Mining Museum or in Castlegar the Doukhobor Village Museum.

Established Date: January 25, 1972

Park Size: 203 hectares

Special Notes:
  • Power boats are prohibited.
Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
May 13 – September 30
Gate is closed during the off-season.
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 13 – September 30
Campground Reservable Dates: Not applicable
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 10
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
Not applicable
Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Located in south central BC, the park is at the junction of highway 3 and 3B. On highway 3, you are 26 km west of Castlegar or 44 km east of Christina Lake. On highway 3B, you are 29 km north of Rossland. A 20-min drive to Castlegar or Rossland.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: The park was established in 1972 and is named after Canada’s Olympic skier, Nancy Greene who grew up in nearby Rossland and at an early age started her skiing career at Red Mountain. There is no known evidence of historic use of this area. Nancy Green Provincial Park lies in the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket, Okanagan, Sinixt and Shuswap first nation traditional territories.
  • Conservation: This 203 hectare park lies within the Monashee Mountains. Its primary focus is a sub-alpine lake that can only be found in one other protected area. Associated with this lake is a small wetland marsh habitat that is a rare occurrence at this elevation. Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please do not damage or remove them.
  • Wildlife: Nancy Greene Park supports a diverse population of small mammals such as squirrels, chipmunks and porcupines. Moose, deer and bear are occasionally observed. Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife. Please view all wildlife from a distance.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are canoeing and kayaking opportunities with easy access from the beach. Visitors temporarily park and unload at the vehicle turn around. From the turn around it is a short portage to the beach. Belly boating is also popular with local fishermen.
Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

Rainbow and cut-throat trout fishing is available in this lake. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Ice-fishing during the winter season is allowed. Check the BC Fishing Regulations Synopsis for quotas and restrictions. POWER BOATS ARE PROHIBITED.
Hiking

Hiking

An easy, wide, hard packed 5 km loop trail gently meanders around Nancy Greene lake. You can access the trail from either side of the beach. The trail follows the shoreline, offers lake views and will lead you through a marsh area as well as a mixed forest of pine, spruce, fir and larch. Allow yourself 45 minutes to an hour to complete this relaxing hike. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. 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

A sandy 100 metre beach provides swimming opportunities, however there is no roped off swimming area. Due to the elevation of the park the water is considered cool. There are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty at provincial parks.
Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Depending on the winds, there are windsurfing possibilities on the lake.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

This is a popular area for cross-country skiing. There are 5 km of trail but they are not groomed. Outside the park and and surrounding the boundary, a local cross-country ski club maintains tracked trails across from Red Mountain Ski Area adjacent to Rossland.

Ice-fishing during the winter season is allowed. Check the BC Fishing Regulations Synopsis for quotas and restrictions. POWER BOATS ARE PROHIBITED.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

A hand water pump is available for water. A year-round “boil water” advisory has been issued at this park.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has one day-use/picnic area located between the camping/day-use parking lot and the end of the lake. The beach is sandy, 100 metres long and has 5 picnic tables, 10 metres from the waters edge. There is an enclosed, heated shelter but no change house, adventure playground, barbeque stands or fire pits. Nearby are 2 sets of pit toilets and a hand pump for water.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

Two sets of pit toilets are available. One set close to the camping/day-use parking lot and one set at the beach.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

The park has 10 parking lot style sites. The tables, on either side of the paved parking area are offset from their designated parking stalls. The large parking lot allows open parking and can accommodate extra vehicles or larger rigs. There are no tent sites or tent pads. Not all the tables are shaded but the elevation does help to keep it cool during the day. Open from mid May to the end of September, the park offers campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsite reservations are not accepted. Visitors can select any site and staff will come to collect fees. There is no pay phone in the park. The closest store is in Castlegar, 26 km east on highway 3.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $13.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $6.50 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.