Kager Lake Recreation Site is one step closer to being universally accessible. The Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association (BLMBA) has installed a universally accessible viewing platform on the Kager Lake trail.
“The dream for many years has been to have at least portions of the Kager Lake trail accessible for those who are mobility challenged,” explained BLMBA member Dawn Stronstad. “The installation of the viewing platform and a second universally accessible outhouse this summer have made portions of Kager Lake trail accessible for persons using wheelchairs, walkers or canes.”
Stronstad said the platform is built to standard, with lower railings on the front to provide rewarding views of Kager Lake. Labour was provided by local volunteers.
As part of BLMBA’s effort to make the Kager Lake trail universally accessible, the trail’s boardwalks were widened in 2014 by the fire attack base crews and more upgrades were done in 2015 on some sections that were too steep or narrow.
The lower parking area also features a universally accessible picnic table, and a fire ring will soon be installed.
The platform can be accessed by parking at the lower parking area and following the boardwalk counter-clockwise (west) around the lake.
“Boer Mountain Recreation Site welcomes visitors from all over the world and BLMBA is now pleased to offer access to this beautiful area to those who are mobility challenged,” said Stronstad.
Installation of on-site and highway signage are planned for the near future.