SPRAY LAKES USER GUIDELINES

Kiting is a rapidly growing sport both on the coastal beaches and inland lakes and fields. We as kiters have a duty not only to all other kiters in keeping access to our spots open for future sessions and future generations but also to the public - the very public that may become our future kiters.

Let's keep everyone safe and show the world the respect we all have for ourselves, others and mother nature.

 

Spray Lakes User Guidelines

1. Other Kiters are often seen up on the lake as this area seems to get more popular every year. It’s a big lake at about 26km long and there are many easily accessible spots to get to the lake so there is plenty of room for everyone. If you're new to snowkiting be sure to set up downwind of other kiters and always yield right of way to the down wind kiter to avoid collisions.

2. Kiters are not the only users of this area as it is a popular area for dog sledding. Care must be taken to give them the space they need for their activity. In talking with dogsled operators they would like us to give them at least 300m of distance so that the kites don’t spook their sled dogs. They have a set path down the middle of the lake marked by a series of wooden stakes. Do not knock them over. If you see a downed marker, please try to put it back up for them - even if it wasn't knocked over by a kiter.

3. Ice fishing is another popular activity up on the lake and is an enjoyable way to pass the time if the winds are calm. The avid anglers quite often have a tent or small ice fishing shack from which they base themselves. Give them at least 100m of distance to allow them to enjoy the quiet solitude of their sport in quiet.

4. Skidoos or motorized vehicles are STRICTLY PROHIBITED on the lake. Only park wardens and those with a special permit are allowed to use motorized vehicles on the lake.

5. Use caution early and later in the season or during warm spells of weather as the ice may be thinner in some spots, especially around creek mouths draining into the lake, the edges of the lake and any rock outcropping or islands. Be sure to check the thickness of the ice to ensure it is thick enough to be on.

6. Check weather forecasts to see if any changes in the weather could affect the wind and watch for changing local conditions. Remember Mountain weather can change fast!

 

 

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