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Muncho Lake
Muncho Lake Provincial Park is located approximately 240 km (150 miles) north-west of Fort Nelson and 262 km (164 miles) south-east of the British Columbia-Yukon border on the Alaska Highway, Hwy 97.

Brilliant Colour
The park is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and Muncho Lake stands out with its brilliant aqua-blue-jade colour and the crystal clear water. The lake is roughly 12 km (7.5 miles) long and is flanked on the east side by the Sentinel Range looming in the distance. Besides the colour, the lake is famous for angling opportunities. With the correct fishing license, Arctic grayling, whitefish, longnose suckers, Bull and Lake trout are available.

Wildlife Viewing
There are also some fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities on Hwy 97, including the Trout River mineral lick, the Rock Quarry wildlife viewing pullover, the Muncho Lake viewpoint, Sheep Flats, Peterson Canyon, and the Folded Mountain viewpoints. Mountain goats, Stone sheep, caribou, and moose are all commonly viewed here. Lesser sightings include Grizzly and Black bears, beavers, lynx, fishers, wolves, and coyotes. For birdwatchers, there is the possibility of viewing migrating birds such as loons, geese, ducks, mergansers, and grebes. Please, for your safety, practise safe wildlife-viewing procedures; be prepared, and observe wildlife warnings when driving on the highways.

Campgrounds
There are two campgrounds in Muncho Lake Provincial Park. You have the choice of camping near the south end at Strawberry Flats campground or at MacDonald campground, 11 km (7 miles) further north on Hwy 97. Strawberry Flats and MacDonald have a total of 30 vehicle-accessible campsites between them. Unfortunately, reservations for both campgrounds are not available.

Campground Facilities
The campground facilities at both Strawberry Flats and MacDonald include pit toilets, water, picnic tables, and fire-rings. Firewood is available for sale from the park operator. The park also has two day-use areas for picnicking situated next to each campground. You can find a boat launch at MacDonald and an area for launching car-top boats at Strawberry Flats. Both campgrounds also offer small beaches for watersports, including canoeing, boating, kayaking, water skiing, swimming, SCUBA diving, and snorkelling. Remember, as with all BC provincial parks, there are no lifeguards present.

Muncho Lake RV Park
If you do travel to Muncho Lake Provincial park and find that both campgrounds are full, RV and tent spaces are available at the Muncho Lake RV Park on the north side of the lake on Hwy 97 at historic Mile Post 463 (710 km) of the Alaska Highway. They have 30 amp power, water, sewer, and some pull-through sites for the big rigs. Phone 250-776-3005 to ask about availability.

Northern Rockies Lodge
Located in the middle of the park is the Northern Rockies Lodge where you can find accommodation, including lakefront cabins, chalets, and RV camping, as well as a restaurant and a fuel station. The lodge also has airplane excursions available through Liard Tours, offering flights to remote cabins and lakes where fantastic fishing opportunities are available.

Double "G" Service
Other accommodation and fuel service can found near the southern border of Muncho Lake Provincial Park at Double "G" Service.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around British Columbia, please remember this is bear country. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

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MacDonald Campground
MacDonald Campground

 

Muncho Lake
Muncho Lake

 

Strawberry Flats Campground
Strawberry Flats Campground

 

MacDonald Campground
MacDonald Campground

 

Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewpoint

 

Northern Rockies Lodge
Northern Rockies Lodge

 

Double "G" Service
Double "G" Service

 

Muncho Lake
Muncho Lake

 
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