Syringa Prov. Park

Syringa Provincial Park is a 19 Kms, 25 minute drive from Castlegar, British Columbia and is 10 minutes past the Hugh Keenleyside Dam on Broadwater Road, a paved highway. Nestled between the Monashee and the Selkirk mountain ranges the park encompasses 4417 hectares. It is situated at the southeast end on the shores of the Lower Arrow Lake, a part of the Columbia River that was widened and deepened with the construction of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam at Castlegar. Recreation opportunities on the Arrow Lake Reservoir have made the park a long-time popular destination and offer a comfortable base camp for the family to pursue a variety of recreational pursuits including fishing, boating and swimming.

The park protects not only provincially significant interior Douglas-fir forests but also preserves one of the few remaining examples of grassland ecosystems in the Kootenays. A variety of wildlife are at home in the park including, elk, deer and a herd of rocky mountain bighorn sheep that can often be observed grazing on the many rock bluffs. 

In the fall of 2014 BC Parks redeveloped the former group campsite and a portion of the upper day-use parking area to create 27 new camping sites along the beach. Additionally, the day-use toilet building has been refurbished to include shower facilities that will be available to all campers.