Part of the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, the 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 itself 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.
The main way to get to Duck Lake by car is to 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 kayak, canoe, or boat. At the Channel Road entrance at the south end there is a small canoe launch into the lake. Alternatively, on the east side off of Highway 3A near Sirdar, the CVWMA also has another launch for small boats. For more information about boating in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area click here.
** Please note only non-motorized boats are permitted on the lake & that permits are required for fishing on all waters within the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, including Duck Lake.