Palmer Bar Recreation Site.
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Cranbrook, BC : Palmer Bar Recreation Site
( fishing, canoeing, camping, atving, dirt biking )
Palmer Bar Recreation Site is located south of the community of Cranbrook, BC in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The recreation site consists of a small four unit wilderness campground resting on the shores of a historic millpond.
Palmer Bar was once a saw mill site and the pond was used for log sorting. Today, it is a small, private recreation site situated a few metres from a gravel access road. The campsites are open to the road and do lack some privacy at times.
The wilderness recreation destination is a self serve campground. Self serve means you must pack out what you pack in. Leave no trace behind so others may enjoy the lake also.
The campsites have picnic tables, rock fire pits and boat access to the millpond. There is a roof top boat launch on the shores of the mill pond and there are pit toilets tucked away in the trees.
Some of the activities enjoyed at the Palmer Bar Recreation Site include camping, canoeing, wildlife watching and birdwatching. Some camp at the site and then spend their days dirt biking and atving while exploring the region's network of gravel roads.
How to Get to Palmer Bar Recreation Site:
Travel south of Cranbrook, BC on Highway #3/95 towards Lumberton. From the highway you can see a big logging operation before the turn off. Take a right on Lumberton Road. Continue traveling the gravel road to the rock quarry where you take a right (look for Palmer Bar yellow directional sign). The road gets rougher as you continue up the gravel road to the recreation site on your left.
Palmer Bar Recreation Site
Cranbrook, East Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada
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Cranbrook Parks & Trails
Palmer Bar, Campground, Fishing, Cranbrook, East Kootenays, B.C., British Columbia, Canada.
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