July 31, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort Nelson, Camping
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Being at Muncho Lake simply put is bliss. You forget about everything else going on around you, it is so serene. It is even better if you can get in a boat or kayak or any form of floaty and be out on the actual lake. The glacier water appears greenish blue in colour, you are enclosed by mountains and forest, it's spectacular.
There are four camping facilities within the park along the lake. Two provincial: Strawberry Flats which is the first one you pass as you enter the park and McDonald which is just a couple km's past Northern Rockies Lodge. Both have 15 sites available and cost $16.00 a night per site.
Northern Rockies Lodge is quite a grand facility, they have the big main lodge, cozy cabins, lake chalets as well as RV spots. Gas & Diesel is available here as well as a restaurant with some excellent Swiss dishes I must say. (try the schnitzel!) They offer numerous different fly in fishing and sight seeing packages, trips into Nahanni National Park and much more. If you're looking to spend any length of time on Muncho Lake this is one of the nicest places to do it.
Finally in the park just a couple km's past the McDonald campground is the Muncho Lake RV Park. This is where I spent a weekend in June with some friends. Equipped with numerous sites, we were nestled off to the side in the bushes a bit for some privacy. Unfortunately they don't do any type of boat rentals that I know of but if you have a boat or can get your hands on one I seriously urge you to get out on the lake. Words can't describe how wonderful it is. Whether you are ripping around in a jet-boat pulling tubes or floating with the music going and fishing in the sunshine. It will wow you and likely make you not want to leave. I contemplated not coming back but a girl's gotta pay for school somehow, so spending all summer relaxing up the highway wasn't quite a feasible option. I go up as often as I can and I encourage everyone to do the same, Cheers!