After two days of soaking in the cold salty water of Pender Harbour, we decided to see and try the warmer water of the nearest local lake. It was around 17 kilometers from our location, so we took a winding road to get there while taking advantage of the fresh air—turning our trip into forest bath adventure.
We usually keep the windows of our car closed, but because of the freshness of the air, we just let the gentle breeze blew on our faces. My husband is very dependent on his GPS, but this time, his good buddy, Dale acted as his navigator while using his map. Within 21 minutes and after a few stops to ask other people about the spot of our target location, we finally reached our destination— Katherine Lake.
It was just a small lake with a sandy beach on the shore with few picnic tables scattered anywhere the area. Surrounded by many green trees, the lake was the ideal location to chill during hot summer days. My husband did not hold back when he decided to swim on this lake. According to him, the water was perfect. There was a small playground for children, too. No wonder most of the people on the beach that day were mostly families with small children. However, since it is summertime, everyone took advantage of the excellent weather condition to swim.
My daughter claimed she saw a small turtle under the water. Later it was confirmed to us that the lake has some turtles. The caretakers were lovely people and very friendly. They even had a chat with us and talked about the place including the lake, and its campground. We found out that they have twenty-six RV spots and ten campsites with washroom and shower facilities. The campsite gets fully booked right away, so you have to prioritize scheduling it immediately. You can also go fishing and use a non-motorized boat in the lake.
If you have a small family and looking for a place to keep your kids busy and occupied while enjoying the peaceful and quiet sandy beach scenery, Katherine Lake is the right place for you!