The Arrow Park Trail is an easily accessible walking trail with beach access and picnic site for day users. The trail traverses through moderately rolling terrain and mature forest that was selectively logged between 1900 and 1940 and is now part of the working community forest. Old logging tracks are still visible and the trail follows the old highway in some places. The trail traverses through several recent small harvested openings providing trail users with an opportunity to better understand managed forests and the reforestation processes. This trail is an excellent educational resource for School District 10 due to its accessibility and proximity to Nakusp, Burton and Edgewood schools. The picnic site offers good access to the shore for boaters on Arrow Lake.
Road access is from Highway 6 West approximately 18 km south of Nakusp towards Burton/Fauquier, with a parking area located adjacent to the highway. It is 5 km from McDonald Creek Park (towards Burton/Fauquier) and 2 km East of Rock Island Road (heading towards Nakusp). Please sign in at the sign kiosk so we can track how much use the trail is getting, and feel free to leave comments and suggestions.
The Arrow Park Trail is under tenure with Rec Sites and Trails BC and is designated as Multi-Use (Non-Motorized). It is excellent for hiking, biking, horse-back riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. NACFOR has funded the construction of the trail with some financial and in-kind help from Columbia Basin Trust, Rec Sites and Trails BC, Regional District of Central Kootenay and Columbia Power. NACFOR will be conducting the trail maintenance going forward.
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