Octopus Creek in Kootenay Boundary

Camping at Octopus Creek in Kootenay Boundary you will enjoy 2 Campsites and be able to get there with a motorized & Non-motorized! You will get from there, nice Canoeing service, attractive Fishing facilities, enjoyable Boating facilities,swimming,Beach activities, picnicking & Great Camping opportunities. Facilities:Boat Launch,Tables,Toilets Site Operator:P 210 ENTERPRISES LTD. Site Description:Octopus Creek flows into […]

Written By Clayton Kessler

On May 2, 2011
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Camping at Octopus Creek in Kootenay Boundary you will enjoy 2 Campsites and be able to get there with a motorized & Non-motorized! You will get from there, nice Canoeing service, attractive Fishing facilities, enjoyable Boating facilities,swimming,Beach activities, picnicking & Great Camping opportunities.

Facilities:Boat Launch,Tables,Toilets

Site Operator:P 210 ENTERPRISES LTD.

Site Description:Octopus Creek flows into Lower Arrow Lake. The recreation site is located at the mouth of the creek in a crescent bay. Boaters find it a safe retreat for waiting out storms and sudden winds. During low water, there is an expansive sand and cobble stone beach. Kids can spend endless hours here playing in the water, and moving sand and rocks around. The water warms up later in the summer and is quite pleasant for swimming and board sailing. Arrow Lake is known for Kokanee fishing. However, if the fish are not biting, there is still lots to do at Octopus Creek. Hikers can hike up the creek searching for the natural hot springs. At low water there is miles of beach to walk.

Driving Directions:Due to private land issues this site has been changed to BOAT ACCESS ONLY

3 Comments

  1. Dean

    How can they close off a road to a forestry site that actually was a small town site? I have been there years ago and it was my favorite spot to camp. I wonder if the old wheel hub is still there for the fire pit.

    I guess people are just getting intolerant of others these days. It truly is sad.

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  2. Leonard Kessler (Dad)

    I worked at Octopus Creek, building logging roads in the mid 70’s in a lovely part of that area (South of Nakusp,BC)with great snowcapped mountains,steap valleys,streams, big cedars, firs and hemlock. And higher up, sprucetrees and very steep logging roads. This is a very beautiful part the Kooteneys. Also this is where the Sasquach lived!

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    • Clayton

      Amazing! Well I guess this site has come full circle …in some ways, because of this website, at the age of 43, I just learned something about my Daddie that I never knew! Thanks for the comment Dad! Now let’s hear the rest of the Sasquatch story?

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