Red Sands Lake Recreation Site

Kitimat-Stikine Region, British Columbia

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PARK AMENITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

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Access Route
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Camping
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Goods & Services
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Washrooms
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Viewing Areas
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Trails
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Water Access
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About This Park

Red Sand Lake is one of two camping areas in the Red Sand Lake Demonstration Forest. It is a 20-unit site with facilities that include tables, fire pits, pit toilets, garbage facilities, wheelchair accessible campsite and toilet, picnic shelter and wood corrals. Three short and easy trails begin and end at the Red Sand campground, one of which is self-guiding and wheelchair accessible. To learn more, visit http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC6449&type=Site.

Red Sands Lake Recreation Site

Park Facilities & Accessibility Features

Access Route

From the campground road to the accessible washroom: The surface is firm and compact although one spot has loose gravel and appears to be eroding (narrow spot on the route). The route width is between 1525mm-1220mm. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Camping

Red Sand Lake offers 21 campsites. The sites have non-accessible picnic tables. Some of the sites have camp fire rings that have higher than usual grills. The campsites are a variety of sizes and the surfaces are not always level and even. Sites are hard packed gravel/dirt combination. Depending on the time of year and weather factors, the road leading in to Red Sands Lake Recreation Site has many rough spots and potholes. At times of high water and spring run off, some sections of the road may be closed. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Goods & Services

This location does not have an information or interpretive centre however it offers a picnic shelter area that has accessible features which include a level entryway and surface, and picnic tables. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Washrooms

The site has outhouse washrooms, one of which is a marked accessible. The accessible pit toilet is accessed via a short trail from lower campsite area. It is equipped with grab bars and has a sufficient turning radius inside. The door is not self closing and the operating hardware such as door handles and locks are not operable with a closed fist. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Viewing Areas

There is no specific viewing platform at this site however views of the lake and surrounding mountains is possible from the lakeside campsites. Views of the lake can also be seen from some beginning sections of the trail. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Trails

There are three trails that begin from this site. The Introduction Trail is advertised as accessible, but has sections that are no longer accessible for wheelchairs or those with certain mobility issues due to lack of trail degradation. Occasional roots or rocks stick up through ground. The running slope and the cross slope are a moderate 2 -3 degrees and the trail surface is generally firm and compact. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Water Access

There is no specific boat launch site here; canoes and kayaks access the lake through the lakeside campsites. The beach area is sand with no access for wheelchairs. Download Full Accessibility Audit

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