Lower Kananaskis Lake
|Lower Kananaskis Lake|
Lower and Upper Kananaskis Lakes
|Primary inflows||Upper Kananaskis River|
|Primary outflows||Kananaskis River|
|Max. length||8 km (5 mi)|
|Max. width||1.3 km (0.81 mi)|
|Surface elevation||1,680 m (5,510 ft)|
The lake is part of a series of natural and man made reservoirs in the Kananaskis and Bow Valleys used for hydro electric power, flood control, and water reserves for the Bow River water users such as the city of Calgary.
Several campgrounds are located along Kananaskis Lake. Canyon Campground does not have camping spots backing on to the lake, but a lakeside picnic area is available. Lower Lakes Campground does not have spots backing on to shores of Lower Kananaskis Lake either. A network of bicycle trails connects the campgrounds and picnic areas. Most of the year, these are open to the public, but they are closed sometimes due to bears presence in the area. Interlakes Campground is the highest lying campground, and lakeside spots for this campground are available.
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- Patricia Mitchell, Ellie E. Prepas. Atlas of Alberta Lakes. University of Alberta, Jan 1, 1990 . pg. 575-5