A family destination since 1950, Wasa Lake Provincial Park offers the warmest waters of the Kootenay Rockies. Centrally located, this park provides access to many area landmarks and activities, from the 8 kilometre (5 mi) accessible biking/walking trail circling Wasa Lake and the challenging 33 kilometre (20 mi) mountain bike loop around Lazy Lake, to world-class golf courses and area attractions such as Fort Steele Heritage Town.
This park has four day-use/picnic areas including 45 picnic sites.
The campground has 104 vehicle/tent campsites, 55 sites are reservable. Other amenities includes a developed beach, boat ramp, adventure playground, amphitheatre and self-guided interpretive trail. The campground is open May to mid-September.
Campers Beach located across from the campground has a pit toilet, change house, picnic tables, sandy beach and a grassed area.
Horseshoe Beach located 2 km north of the campground also has picnic tables, sandy beach, grassed area and a flush toilet building.
Petes Beach is a day use area that has picnic tables, grassed area, a pebbly beach and one pit toilet.
Main Beach, at the very north end of the lake is another day use area, which has a large sandy beach, grassed area, picnic tables, paved parking, two pit toilets and a swimming dock.
In addition to being a popular recreational spot, the park protects several threatened fire-based ecosystems. It includes a portion of North American’s most northern Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir forest type, and an important representative of Bluebunch wheatgrass meadows, which provide habitat for a wide range of animals, from mice to birds and elk to coyotes.