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A couple weeks ago we stayed with some friends at their trailer on Lake Koocanusa. It was certainly more on the glamping side, which isn’t our usual, but I can’t say I hated all the extras. I immediately saw the benefits of having a place that’s all set up (to the max) with only clothes and food to worry about. The kids were so happy with their dirty faces, dusty clothes and wind blown hair – it was such a treat to see them out there doing something different. We went mid week, which was brilliant as the beach was empty and the lake was quiet. Our hosts were of the most and we relaxed more than we would have if we had gone camping, that’s for sure, plus, we all boarded their jet boat and the kids just wanted to go faster and faster.
We’re just loving summer time and feeling so blessed that such a place is just a mere 45 minute drive away. Thanks, friends, for inviting us to your palace on the lake!
At least, that’s what I was told this was. A new RV Park would be good for all those RVs that drive by Fernie every summer. Perhaps they’ll stop and spend some time here instead.
A quick stop at Hartley Lake, brief due to a rumbling tummy, was enough to take in it’s peaceful tranquility. Hartley Lake is best known for fishing and (limited to 2 spots) camping and although the lake is small, I can see this being a great spot for to spend a hot summer day.
Traveling to Hartley Lake – Traveling north on Highway #3 through Fernie, cross the Elk River and on your left is Dickens Road. Turn here. Continue on Dickens to the Hartley Lake FSR (Forest Service Road). Turn onto the gravel road and continue driving. Be aware as the road is narrow. At about the 7-8 kilometre mark look for the lake on your left side. There is no sign but you’ll see the lake through the trees as you drive towards it.