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Kinbasket Lake Resort: Nice grounds and lake, not so nice beach
Kinbasket Lake Resort is a campground with campsites and A-frame-type cabins. We stayed in a cabin overlooking the lake for one night, essentially using it as a roadside motel driving from Vancouver to Wasa.
The cabin is small, basic, and rustic. The main area consists of a couch and kitchen table, and a small kitchenette to one side. There is a sink, small refridgerator and a cooktop. There is a bathroom with a sink and toilet, a separate very small bedroom with one double bed, and a bed in a sort of half-attic. There is a modern clean bathroom and hot-shower building shared by the whole campsite. In front of the cabin is a stone fireplace with grill, and a picnic table.
The campground is fairly small by North American standards, and only about half full when we were there in July. There are train tracks running along one side of the grounds (the far side from the cabins), and the trains do run by a few times a day and at least a couple of times at night with the horn blaring full-blast. This wasn't a huge problem for us, but I imagine it would be for campers on that side of the park.
There is a store with basic and over-priced amenities. We were unprepared for self-catering, so the proprietor helped us out with a few basic supplies like soap, salt and pepper, and various other supplies; and also prepared some potatoes and other food from his own kitchen for us to cook that night.
The grounds are pleasant, as is the lake, but the beach at the waterline and below is not really a beach. The whole lake is made from a dam and I would guess that the shale was trucked in to try and make a beach. I would not feel comfortable swimming there.
We enjoyed our stay, but we would not return there again. We would look for a campground with a decent established lake and beach (or at least a good clean swimming rock), and one without train tracks next to it.
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