|Southeast BC Nature Viewing Region|
|East Kootenay Area|
|Lakit Lake: photo by Bill Kinkaid||Lakit Lake: photo by Bill Kinkaid|
|A small semi-artificial lake (dammed as a mill pond for log sorting) surrounded by forest and grasslands.|
|Geographical Description||Kootenay River Lowlands / Rocky Mountains.|
|Area/ Trail Length|
|Seasons to Visit||Spring through autumn.|
|Habitat||Lakeshore, riparian, marsh, bunchgrass, rabbitbrush, ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir parkland.|
|Viewing Highlights||Birding in woods, on lakeshore and in grassy hills and cliffs above lake. The fields along the access road are also good for grassland birds.|
Forest and grassland plants.
Recreation site campground in ponderosa pines, on the site of an old sawmill.
Views of Rocky Mountains to east and Purcells to west.
|Main Access||From Lakit Road, 17.5 km south on Highways 93/95 from the junction with Highway 95A, then east 0.8 km on Lakit Road, right 0.8 km on Holmes Road, then left to Lakit Lake Forest Service Road.|
Or from Fort Steele, 1.7 km north of the junction of Highway 93/95 with Fort Steele-Wardner Road, then north on Holmes Road 5.3 km to Lakit Lake Forest Service Road.
Then from either of the above, 3.8 km further to Lakit Lake Recreation Site on gravel road; road has potholes and washboard sections but is good for all vehicles.
|Cautions||Be aware of bears and cougars.|
Please respect all private property along roadside.
Note that this site is not to be confused with the longer hike to Lakit Lookout, and that trail can not be accessed from here.
|Regulations||No camping or fires except in designated sites.|
|Facilities||Picnic tables and pit toilets. Basic services in Wasa and Fort Steele; all services in Cranbrook.|
|Other Recreational Activities||Canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing.|
|FMI||BC Forest Service 250-426-1700 (Cranbrook)|
|Links||Forest Service Recreation Site|
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