Available for overnight use by reservation only depending on availability

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During the COVID 19 pandemic Day Users are not permitted to enter the cabins while other people are using them. Please maintain social distance and remember Face Masks are mandatory.

These Cabins are managed and maintained by the Ripple Ridge Recreation Association from Creston, BC under an agreement with Recreation Sites and Trails of BC.

All of the maintenance and replenishing of firewood is done by volunteers.

This website is also a volunteer effort.

The Ripple Ridge and Lightning Strike Cabins are one of the Kootenay's best kept secrets. This is one of only a few places where all season access is so convenient. From the Kootenay Pass parking lot, it only takes about an hour (depending on ability)
to reach the Cabins.

Available year-round, our Cabins make a great base for your next off the grid adventure. In winter the area is non-motorized, but in the summer months it is possible to drive right to the Rec Site. Please note that vehicle access is via the Maryland/Monk Creek FSR's and could be affected by snow accumulation. Road is usually clear by first week of July (NOT maintained).

Update for summer 2020

There is a big washout at 20km on Monk Creek FSR that is not passible by vehicle.

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for more


Lightning Strike Cabin
Ripple Ridge Cabin

The Ripple Ridge Cabin has been in use for several years, and continues as the one with the best view. It is very cozy with the comfort of a woodstove, a 2 burner propane camp stove and room for six people per night. Ripple Ridge Cabin now has LED lighting!

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The Lightning Strike Cabin was built in 2016, and is available for up to 8 people per night. There is a woodstove, 2 burner propane camp stove, LED lighting and a large picnic table inside.

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Ripple Ridge Rec Site
Lightning Strike Cabin
Winter At Ripple Ridge Cabin
Lightning Strike Cabin