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Whiskers Point Provincial Park
Whiskers Point Provincial Park is located 130 km (81 miles) north of Prince George on Hwy 97 and south of Mackenzie by 57 km (36 miles) on Hwy 97 and Hwy 39.

Park Features
The features at Whiskers Point Provincial Park include lakeside camping, incredible sunsets, a large sandy beach, a quiet forested setting, and southern exposure. The park makes for a great stopping-off point while travelling Hwy 97 or can provide a great spot to relax in a safe environment for family relaxation. A few of the facilities in the park are wheelchair accessible.

Wildlife Viewing
There is ample wildlife viewing at Whiskers Point Provincial Park, including the possibilities of watching waterfowl and visiting Trumpeter Swans that use the lake for a wintering ground. The park also offers a short, 20-minute-or-so walking trail with nature signs providing information on the various animals, plants, history, and geological features of the area.

Vehicle-Accessible Campground
The park offers 59 vehicle-accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis, many of which are very private, treed, with some having proper tent pads available. Each campsite has a fire-pit available and a picnic table with fresh water taps, pit and flush toilets all close by. Please note, campground reservations are not accepted at Whiskers Point Provincial Park.

White Sandy Beach
Whiskers Point Provincial Park has one of the nicest beaches available on Hwy 97. The sand is fairly fine and the beach very large. There is a children's play area situated nearby in the day-use portion of the park. Also at the day-use area are picnic tables, a covered area for family get-togethers along with change rooms, horseshoe pits, a volley ball net, and fire-pits. The beach and lake offer swimming, windsurfing, and waterskiing opportunities. Remember there are no lifeguards available at any of the BC Park facilities, so you have to keep an eye on non-swimmers and children.

Fishing
With the appropriate fishing license, anglers can test their luck for Rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. There is a concrete boat launch available situated near the main parking lot. There are also opportunities for kayaking and canoeing at the lake. Warning, the wind on McLeod Lake can sometimes get very strong, making for unsafe conditions. When on the lake, please take the appropriate precautions.

Fort McLeod
Whiskers Point Provincial Park is situated about 10 km (6 miles) south of the historic First Nations community of McLeod Lake. At one time, McLeod Lake was called Fort McLeod and was the first trading post west of the Rockies, founded by the famous Scottish explorer Simon Fraser in 1805 for the Montreal-based Northwest Trading Company. Named after Archibald Norman McLeod, McLeod's Lake Post is now a heritage site with several buildings of this bygone era visible to the public.

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.

Provisions
For provisions and supplies, there is a small general store located at McLeod Lake. If you require larger items or a bigger selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, the community of Mackenzie, located to the north, is the best option. If you happen to be going south on Hwy 97, the small logging centre of Bear Lake, situated 52 km (33 miles) away, has fuel and a motel.

Logging Roads
Also when you are travelling into and around McLeod Lake area by forestry roads that a lot of the roads are maintained and operated by private logging companies. Please keep in mind that logging trucks always have the right of way, so drive with your lights on and keep in mind that vehicles must use pullouts and yield to logging trucks at all times.

BC Parks

 

Whiskers Point Provincial Park
Whiskers Point Provincial Park

 

McLeod Lake at Whiskers Point
McLeod Lake at Whiskers Point

 

Campsite at Whiskers Point
Campsite at Whiskers Point

 

Sandy Beach at Whiskers Point
Sandy Beach at Whiskers Point

 

Children's Playground
Children's Playground

 

McLeod's Lake Post
McLeod's Lake Post

 

Picnic Shelter at Whiskers Point
Picnic Shelter at Whiskers Point

 

McLeod Lake General Store
McLeod Lake General Store

 
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