July 30, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Quesnel, Car / Truck / Motorcycle
Ten Mile Lake is located just minutes north of Quesnel and is one of the best provincial parks in the area. I recently spent the day there and was reminded of the huge variety of things to do, whether you're camped there for the weekend or just visiting for an afternoon
First, I jumped in a friend's boat and tried my hand at fishing. The lake is usually a fisherman's paradise, but the fish sure weren't interested that day! It was getting a little warm in the boat, so we headed back to shore and wandered over to the beach area for a swim. The water here's perfect - cool, but not cold and no leeches in sight either! Next, we were off to explore the Beaver Trail, a great scenic trail system that takes you past a beaver dam and a huge assortment of wildflowers. It was getting close to dinner time by this point, so we made a small fire in one of the fire pits on the beach (sorry folks, fire ban officially in effect now!) and roasted up some good ol' hot dogs and marshmallows while watching water skiers whiz by far out on the lake. We jumped in for one more swim, then packed up and headed home as the sun was setting over the lake.
Fishing, swimming, and beavers?! You really can't go wrong spending time at Ten Mile Lake!