Part of the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, Duck Lake area consists of a 1,500 hectare lake (Duck Lake), the Kootenay River, a series of nesting areas and a variety of ponds and channels.
Duck Lake is known for great large mouth bass fishing as well as amazing bird viewing opportunities. During spring and fall migrations, thousands of waterfowl use the lake as a landing pad, stopping to rest and feed on their long journey.
To get to Duck Lake by Car, take Channel Road in Wynndel and continue until you reach the Duck Lake Dyke Road, which closes seasonally. If the dyke road is closed you may be required to walk the remainder of the short distance to the lake.
There are several ways to access Duck Lake by boat. Via Channel road from the south, there is a boat launch on the west side of the lake. Another option is to put in along the Kootenay River. On the east side, along Hwy 3A, the town of Sirdar has a place where you can launch and store boats (with a valid permit).
Only non-motorized boats are permitted on the lake. Please note that permits are required for fishing on all waters within the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, including Duck Lake.