Welcome to camp community
To help keep the experience as originally intended, there are four “rules”.
- Cut no living trees
- No illegal drugs
- No pets
- No firearms
Wilderness Camp is located on the northeastern shores of Kootenay Lake at the mouth of Fry Creek. There are no roads here! To access camp you will arrive at Schroeder Creek Resort just north of Kaslo, BC. From here, you will park your car, unload your gear on the beach and radio-call the camp director for a boat ride across the lake. An overnight stop at an en route point within 100 miles / 160km of camp will allow you time to shop and arrive at the landing as suggested.
Important Arrival Details
Plan to arrive in mid-afternoon so that you can get to camp and set up in the daylight. The boat does NOT sail after dark or in inclemental conditions. Camp life starts here, so be prepared to get comfortable and wait for your ride.
Planning for Camp
ARRIVE PREPARED FOR CAMP
Wilderness camp has only trees, the lake, the beach, and space — plus outhouses. There is firewood to be found on the beach and around the property and clean water and air. Almost all tasks are done by volunteers, including you. The volunteer camp director collects fees, organizes volunteer boat operators, and oversees general operations of the site. There are basic tools (shovel, axe, saw) available in the camp supplies tent. They are there for you to borrow and return.
Planning Your Trip
Come prepared for all weather conditions – hot, warm, cold and rainy. We get it all here! Wilderness Camp is not close to civilization so you should bring everything that you will need for your stay.
Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sites cannot be saved or reserved. There is a 2-night (3-day) minimum stay for all campers.
It's Your Vacation
ACTIVITIES AT CAMP
Wilderness is kept in an unspoiled state – there are no cottages, electricity, running water, telephones and no cellular service. Appreciation of nature is the order of the day.
Finding your Happy Place
Wilderness offers both solitude and community. Campers come in families, couples, and singles. All are welcome who are willing to enjoy this special place and abide by our guidelines.
Activities include paddling, fishing, hiking, relaxing, playing on the beach, reading and just being quiet.
WHAT'S AT CAMP
Over the years, several established campsites have been created out of driftwood and deadfall. With a few tarps, these can be fashioned into comfortable, reasonably weatherproof living areas. The camp has several canoes, paddles and life jackets are provided for everyone’s use. Water in the stream is fresh and cold, but not officially tested. Many people draw water from the creek while others bring personal filtration systems.
Wilderness camp has only trees, the lake, the beach, and space — plus outhouses. There is firewood to be found on the beach and around the property and clean water and air.
Almost all tasks are done by volunteers, including you. The volunteer camp director collects fees, organizes volunteer boat operators, and oversees general operations of the site.
HOW TO STAY SAFE
You are responsible for your own safety and that of your children. Wilderness Camp is a welcoming community and people are willing to help each-other out, but you must be prepared to manage natural hazards, a wilderness campsite and all activities.
Protocols to Remember
Lakes, rivers, rocks, trees, wildlife and ever-changing weather makes this place special. In order to maintain this natural space, to protect its beauty and to make the experience as possible for all campers, we follow some basic protocols.