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Camping Ground like Resort -Lake Kanayama in Minamifurano-

July 18th, 2014

Lake Kanayama (金山湖) is a man-made lake in Minamifurano town. Kanayama Dam was built in 1967, and the Lake Kanayama was born. The kanayama Dam is an only concrete hollow gravity dam with 74 m in height in Hokkaido and was chosen as "100 Best Lake Created by Dam in Japan", too. It is a popular tourist attraction for 740,000 people visiting.

Lake Kanayama
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
Kanayama Dam
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
Kanayama Dam
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
Lake Kanayama
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
Kanayama Dam
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano

There are Kanayamako Rest Center (かなやま湖保養センター), Kanayamakohan Camping Ground (かなやま湖畔キャンプ場), Kanayamako Auto Camping Ground (かなやま湖オートキャンプ場), a go-cart course, bungalows, Log House Village, a tennis court, a lavender garden, Shikanosawagawa-joryu Park (鹿の沢川上流公園) around the Lake kanayama. Kanayamako Festival (かなやま湖湖水まつり) is held in a summer, and many tourists come to watch fireworks.

Lake Kanayama
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
Lake Kanayama
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano

Ample camping facilities are famous, and tourists can play on a boat and a canoe on the surface of the lake. Itou fish and Dolly Varden Trout inhabited the lake and it became a popular topic when a big Itou fish was caught about 20 years ago. Ffresh-water smelt fishing is prosperous in a winter. * Tourists need to pay money for camping and a use of facilities.

Canoe
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
Lake Kanayama
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano

Refer to following websites for a canoe tour.

Minami-Furano Lake Kanayama Canoe Tour
(南富良野 かなやま湖カヌーツアー)
Little Trss (リトル・トリー) sponsors canoe tours from late April to late September. It takes about a hour. Participants gather on a parking lot of Kanayamako Hoyo Center (かなやま湖保養センター) at 6 am. For age 2-years old and up. You can reserve the canoe tours on Sotoasobi (そとあそび).

Atmosphere of Lake Kanayama Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Lake Kanayama

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (1500 cars)
Business hours Open for 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-167-52-2115
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 550 254 704*63

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Lake Kanayama.

Kanayamako Rst Center(かなやま湖保養センター)    
Kanayamako Auto Camping Ground(かなやま湖オートキャンプ場)      
Kanayamakohan Camping Ground(かなやま湖畔キャンプ場)      

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