Work is underway on a Parks Management Plan for the Yaqakxaqⱡamki Boat Launch, located on the western shores of Lake Koocanusa. To help gather public input, a survey was conducted in summer 2023. The management plan is currently being drafted.

Park Management Plans establish objectives and strategies for the long-term management of RDEK trails and parks and are intended to provide strategic direction and guidance for the RDEK, community associations and stewards of the park for a 15 to 20 year period.

Management plans address topics such as land acquisition, site planning, facility development, recreation, user groups, access management, public safety, maintenance, control of invasive plants, threats from wildfire and funding and partnership agreements.

About Yaqakxaqⱡamki Regional Park (Koocanusa Boat Launch)

  • Yaqakxaqⱡamki Boat Launch provides seasonal boat access and day parking for Lake Koocanusa users
  • It is located on the north side of Kikomun Newgate Road; on the west side of Lake Koocanusa
  • It is approximately 5.6 hectares (13.8 acres) in size, 1.7 ha of which is foreshore