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Whiskers Point Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
- Whiskers Point Provincial Park offers volunteer host opportunities.
About This Park
Whiskers Point Provincial Park supplies a welcome stop-over point as well as a relaxing destination for an extended family retreat. Lakeside camping is at its best in this quiet, forested park situated on a peninsula reaching into historic McLeod Lake, creating seclusion and a sheltered southern exposure. Campers marvel at the magnificent sunsets over the lake.
There is ample opportunity to swim, fish or take a stroll through the woods. A playing field, horseshoe pits, adventure playground and volleyball net provide something for every member of the family.
This park features a beautiful sandy beach, representation of the wet, cool sub-boreal spruce forest.
Established Date: March 16, 1956
Park Size: 116 hectares
Know Before You Go
- For safety reasons, firearms are not permitted in the park. Whiskers Point Park is closed to hunting.
- Boaters are cautioned to keep a close eye on the weather, as McLeod Lake is subject to sudden, heavy winds which can transform the lake surface into dangerous whitecaps. When proceeding along the lake, watch for periodic shallow spots.
Although Whiskers Point no longer has a sani-station, sani-stations are available at Crooked River and Carp Lake provincial parks.
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Nature and Culture
- History: This area was once admired by the famous explorer Simon Fraser who established Fort McLeod on behalf of the Northwest Trading Company in 1805. Fort McLeod, just 10 km north of Whiskers Point, was the first trading post west of the Rocky Mountains.
- Conservation: The campground area and day-use areas have been built on the gravel, sand and soil delta deposited over many hundreds of years by Whiskers Creek. The rich delta soils support lush spruce and cottonwood forests. Able to hold abundant water, these fertile soils give rise to the diverse array of plant life found throughout the park and surrounding area.
- Wildlife: Squirrels, coyote and black bear are among the forest residents. Many species of birds frequent the park, including bald eagles, ospreys, tanagers and chickadees.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Some facilities in the park are wheelchair-accessible.