Whiskers Point Provincial Park
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Introduction

Whether you seek a nice stop-over or a sweet destination for RV camping, Whisker Point Provincial Park is the place for you. This provincial park features lakeside campsites bounded by beautiful forest trees on a peninsula that goes all the way to McLeod Lake. The magnificent sunsets over the lake is a must-see!

Located 10 km (6 miles) south of McLeod Lake Community along Highway 97, this small provincial park is easy to locate and access by RVs and trailers. RV length limit at the campground in the park is 32 ft. The campground features 59 campsites with no RV hookups, but with picnic tables and firepits. Amenities at the park include toilets and water taps. If you choose to have fun at the day use area, you will find a change house and playground.

Plenty of opportunities to swim and sunbathe are available in the park. You can also enjoy paddling and fishing on the lake. Wildlife and bird species in the park offer beautiful sights for campers. Other recreational activities at the park include hiking and hunting. There’s just so much to do at Whiskers Point Provincial Park.

Whiskers Point Provincial Park was established in 1956.

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Transportation in Whiskers Point Provincial Park

Driving

Whiskers Point Provincial Park is located 10 km (6 miles) south of McLeod Lake Community along Highway 97 (also known as John Hart Highway). Being a simple drive-in park by the highway, this park is easy to locate and access by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. Prince George community is 130 km south of the park.

Local roads in the park offer easy access to the different park areas. The use of motor vehicles, motorcycles and trail vehicles is only permitted on the vehicle roads, camp pads, driveways and parking areas in the park. All-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles are not allowed in the park.

Parking

There are three main parking areas for vehicles and rigs at Whiskers Point Provincial Park; two large parking areas are found between the campground and day use area, while one smaller parking lot is by the boat launch. Additional parking is available for rigs at the campsites. Overnight parking is also available.

Public Transport

BC Bus North and Adventure Charters run public bus services from Vancouver to Whiskers Point Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Whiskers Point Provincial Park

Campsites in Whiskers Point Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Whiskers Point Campground

Whiskers Point Campground consists of 59 pet-friendly campsites that are available for RVs and tents, and vehicle-accessible. Although none of the campsites are equipped with RV hookups, all the campsites contain a firepit and picnic table, while some sites have tent pads. Water taps, flush toilets and horseshoe pits are available in the campground. Trailheads also offer access to the day use area and nature trail from the campground.

RVs and trailers up to 32 ft can be accommodated within the campground, but if you have a larger rig, you should contact the park ahead of your visit.

24 campsites in the campground are available by reservation, while the remaining campsites are available on first-come first-served basis only.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Whiskers Point Provincial Park

In-Season

Wildlife/Bird Viewing

If you fancy the sight of wildlife and birds, then you’ll enjoy excellent opportunities at Whiskers Point Provincial Park as this park features abundant wildlife and birds. For example, within the forest in the park, you’ll get to see coyote, black bear and squirrels. Keep your distance from the bears.

Birds that are commonly seen in the park include bald eagles, chickadees and ospreys. There are good sites for viewing waterfowls and tanagers in the park too.

Fishing

Fishing is a popular activity at Whiskers Point Provincial Park and angling enthusiasts tend to fish for dolly varden and rainbow trout in McLeod Lake either from the lake shore or from their boats. Either way, you can savor your catch. For you to be able fish on the lake, you must have an appropriate fishing license. If you have that, then nothing stops you from visiting the park with your fishing gear and tackle.

Boating/Canoeing

There are plenty of exciting opportunities to enjoy boating activities on McLeod Lake at Whiskers Point Provincial Park. If your preference is a canoe or kayak, you will also be able to do what you love on the lake. A good place to begin is the concrete boat launch in the park.

As you boat, canoe or kayak on McLeod Lake, you are advised to watch out for the weather because heavy winds are common on the lake which are capable of turning the calm surface into dangerous whitecaps. Some shallow spots also occur at different spots on the lake.

Off-Season

Pet Recreation

Pets are not allowed in the day use area at Whiskers Point Provincial Park; however, you can take them on walks along the roads in the park. At all times, you are required to keep them on a leash in all the parts of the park where they are allowed. Fancy a walk with them along the nature trail? Be extra cautious when you sight wildlife, particularly bears. Also, note that you are responsible for cleaning up after them - your dogs, that is. Not the bears.

Swimming

The sandy beach at Whiskers Point Provincial Park is perfect for swimming and sunbathing, so if you fancy outdoor swimming, you should visit the park with your appropriate gear. A change house is available nearby for your use, and if you wish to add a quick meal, picnic tables and fire pits are available at the beach area. As you go swimming, ensure you practice safe swimming and remain within the designated swimming area. Points marked with floats indicate an abrupt drop-off. No lifeguards are on duty at the park.

Hiking

Want to stretch your legs and also learn in the process? Get your hiking boots and stroll on the self-guided nature trail that runs from the campground all the way to the beach area and then through the fragrant woods back to the campground. Watch out for interesting signs containing information about the plants and animals in the area, as well as the geology and history of the park. Ensure you keep to the designated trail and do not take short cuts.

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