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Muncho Lake
Muncho Lake is located 248 km (154 miles) north of Fort Nelson and 66 km (41 miles) south of Liard River at Mile Post 426 on the Alaska Highway, Hwy 97. Muncho comes from the local Kaska aboriginal name meaning 'big water.'

Aqua Green Colour
Muncho Lake is very picturesque with its deep aqua-green coloured waters next to impressive backdrop of mountains. You will find the lake absolutely stunning as you travel along Hwy 97. Definitely a real jewel, Muncho Lake is approximately 12 km (7.5 miles) long and well worth the time to visit.

Muncho Lake Provincial Park
Muncho Lake, because of its incredible beauty, was established in 1957 as Muncho Lake Provincial Park. Today the park has been expanded to not only include Muncho Lake but also the area between the Trout River in the north and slightly along the West Toad and Toad Rivers south on Hwy 97 near the Folded Mountains.

Vehicle Accessible Campgrounds
The park has two vehicle accessible campgrounds with a total between them of only 30 campsites. The two campgrounds, Strawberry Flats and MacDonald are both are located near wildlife viewpoints and Muncho Lake. Both are very nice but unfortunately reservations are not accepted and the 30 campsites fill up quickly.

The Muncho Lake area has other eco-tourism possibilities occurring in the following area with hiking, rock hounding, kayaking, canoeing, ice-fishing, exploring and mountainbiking along the various trails.

Great Fishing
If you happen to have the time, Muncho Lake also has great sport fishing available, featuring arctic grayling, bull trout, lake trout, and whitefish. If required there is a free boat launch located at the MacDonald Campground. If you need it, the Northern Rockies Lodge can provide boat rentals or fish guiding assistance.

Northern Rockies Lodge
There is a lodge located within park boundaries about midway along Muncho Lake called the Northern Rockies Lodge. The lodge features lakeside chalets, eco-tourism and fly-in-fishing opportunities by Liard Air. The Northern Rockies Lodge also has a service station for vehicle fuel and possible mechanical help with the main lodge open year-round.

Wildlife Viewing
For wildlife viewing there are also great spots around Muncho Lake. One is found at Sheep Flats towards the south end of the lake just north of the Strawberry Fields Campground, the rock quarry just north of the Muncho Lake Viewpoint and even farther north of the lake on Trout River at the mineral lick.

Spectacular Viewpoint
Make sure you travel and visit to the viewpoint situated at the north end of Muncho Lake. From the viewpoint, you have an incredible view south towards Muncho Lake, Northern Rockies Lodge, a picnic area and the mountains called the Sentinal Range where there are some impressive geological formations that have been created.

Other Services at Muncho Lake
If you would like to RV camp but do not want to take e a chance at missing a camping space at the provincial campground, there is also J&H Wilderness Resort and Double G Services. J&H Wilderness Resort offers lakeshore campsites and motel rooms, telephone (250) 776-3453. Double G Services has 15 RV sites, motel rooms, gas station, a grocery store and restaurant, telephone (250) 776-3411.

Captain Jack Tours
For a great tour around Muncho Lake plus lots of storytelling, you have to take a tour aboard the vessel Sandpiper VI. The Sandpiper VI that features a skipper named 'Captain Jack' is located on the south end of Muncho Lake at Double G Service. This guided tour is a great way to learn about the history, geography, plants and animals of Muncho Lake.

Toad River
There is access to the Liard River from Muncho Lake Provincial Park by going down the Toad River by jet boat or kayak. Once you're on the Toad River you will have to navigate significant rapids both on the Toad and into the Liard River Corridor Park. Main Current Rafting Expeditions offers a guided rafting trip to undertake this adventure.

Information on Muncho Lake

First Nations




Map of Muncho Lake
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Muncho Lake
Muncho Lake


MacDonald Campground  at Muncho Lake Provincial Park
MacDonald Campground


Muncho Lake
Muncho Lake


Northern Rockies Lodge
Northern Rockies Lodge


Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing


Double "G" Service
Double "G" Service


Northern Rockies Lodge
Northern Rockies Lodge


Muncho Lake RV Campground
Muncho Lake RV Campground

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