Bakers Narrows Provincial Park
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Introduction

Bakers Narrows Provincial Park covers over 350 acres (145 hectares) of Precambrian boreal forest that surrounds scenic Lake Athapapuskow. The lake is a popular destination for canoeing and motor boating.

While on the lake, visitors can often spot great blue herons and other waterfowl. The calm waters offer excellent fishing for trout and walleye. Keep an eye on the surrounding shoreline and forest for moose, beaver, and mink. Enjoy swimming at one of the two swimming beaches. During the winter months, the lake is also open for ice fishing.

Hike to the Bakers Narrows scenic tower for breathtaking views of the park and the lake. The tower’s interpretive signage teach visitors about the area's natural and cultural history. Guests can also hike or bike to various picnic areas for a relaxing outdoor meal.

The Bakers Narrows campground offers 71 RV campsites with electrical hookups. The campground is open May through September. Campers have access to showers, restrooms, picnic areas, and a boat launch.

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Transportation in Bakers Narrows Provincial Park

Driving

Bakers Narrows Provincial Park is located in Manitoba, Canada. The park entrance is just south of the city of Flin Flon on Provincial Trunk Highway 10. It is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes driving time from The Pas, Manitoba.

Visitors can reach the park by traveling 12 miles (19.25 kilometers) south on Provincial Trunk Highway 10 out of Flin Flon’s downtown.

Park roads into Bakers Narrows Provincial Park are paved, as are all the roads throughout Bakers Narrows Campground. All roads are accessible for RVs and vehicles towing trailers or boats.

Visitors can easily navigate the campground area and reach swimming and boat launch areas on foot. The Bakers Narrows Lodge offers gas for vehicles and motorized boats.

Restrooms, beaches, and boat launch areas are handicap accessible.

Bicycles are welcome at Bakers Narrows Provincial Park. There are no designated biking trails, but biking is allowed on all park and campground roads. All bicyclists under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.

Parking

Parking is available at five separate parking areas throughout the campground. There is a designated parking lot for boat trailers near the boat launch on Athapapuskow Lake.

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Campgrounds and parking in Bakers Narrows Provincial Park

Campsites in Bakers Narrows Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Bakers Narrows Campground

Bakers Narrows Campground offers RV camping from May through September. The campground features 71 campsites with electrical hookups. Generator use is allowed except for during quiet hours from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. Water and dump stations are available. Campers have access to showers and restrooms. The campground also offers picnic areas, swimming beaches, and playground equipment with a boat launch for easy water access. Pets are allowed on leash.

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Seasonal activities in Bakers Narrows Provincial Park

In-Season

Hiking

Hikers at Bakers Narrow Provincial Park can enjoy exploring the rocky lake shore and the surrounding boreal forest. Campers can hike to the Bakers Narrows scenic tower for breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Interpretive signage at the tower share information on the natural and cultural history of the park. Hikers are reminded not to litter and to keep an eye out for poison ivy. For additional hiking, Grass River Provincial Park is a short drive east of the park.

Boating

Lake Athapapuskow is known for its crystal blue waters. In the Cree language, the name Athapapuskow means “rocks all around,” and boaters will notice these rocks as they navigate the lake. The lake is popular for canoe trips and motor boating. Campers can canoe around the lake and camp in the backcountry. Those with motor boats often water ski and tube on the lake as well. A boat launch is available for use on the eastern edge of the campground.

Swimming

Bakers Narrows Provincial Park features two swimming beaches that are popular with guests and locals. The first beach is located at the southwest corner of the campground. The second is located on the southeast corner of the campground near the boat launch. Both swim beaches offer access to nearby restrooms. The areas around Lake Athapapuskow are rocky, so be prepared to navigate the terrain. Lifeguards are not on duty, so guests should swim with caution and never swim alone.

Off-Season

Picnicking

Bakers Narrows Provincial Park offers ample day-use amenities to make a picnic in the park an enjoyable event. Picnic areas are available near the day use area and in the campground. Shaded picnic areas are found on the eastern end of the park near the swimming beach and boat launch. Fires are allowed in designated fire pits. Visitors are reminded to safely discard of and store food so as not to attract wildlife. Restrooms are available near picnic areas.

Fishing

The deep blue waters of Lake Athapapuskow are unique. The lake is glacial, giving it the signature blue color. Fishermen who take to the lake will find ample opportunities for catching trout and walleye. In the winter months, the lake is open to anglers for ice fishing. Spend the day fishing on the water by motorboat, sailboat, or canoe, or hike along the lakeshore to find a secluded spot. Two fish cleaning areas are located in the campground.

Wildlife Watching

Bakers Narrows Provincial Park provides a protected habitat for a variety of wildlife. On the waters of Lake Athapapuskow, visitors can catch a glimpse of many species of waterfowl including great blue herons, double-breasted cormorants, and common loons. As you explore the lake shore, you’re likely to see beavers working on their dams. In the forests, keep an eye out for moose and mink. Bears have also been seen in the park. Rangers remind visitors to never feed the bears and to store food away from your campsite, preferably in a locked vehicle.

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