June 26, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Camping
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Whiskers Point Provincial Park is the spot to hit up on a warm summer weekend in the Prince George area. Located only 130 km North of Prince George, the park is easily accessible to day trippers as well as for multi-day camping outings. The beach, which is one of the main attractions of the park is not to be missed. As the park name suggests, Whisker's Point Provincial Park is located on a peninsula which sticks out into McLeod Lake. The cool lake water comes as a blessing to anyone looking to escape the hot sun or pesky mosquitoes.
As I headed up to Whiskers Point just this last weekend, I relished in the freedom I was about to experience. There really is nothing like waking up in the morning, and opening your tent door to a view of the morning sun shimmering across calm lake waters. In addition to the warm sun rays, smell of campfire and roasted marshmallows, I was also lucky enough to be free of mosquitoes. The few days before my arrival at Whiskers Point saw a mixture of rain and sun which led to the absence of all but a couple of those annoying insects. The gently sloping expanse of sandy beach available to campers at Whiskers Point is greaty appreciated and utilized by all. In addition to one of the best beaches available within two hours of Prince George, Whiskers Point also has a 20 minute nature trail to stretch your legs on, as well as a boat launch and water perfect for any level of water-skiier, or fishing enthousiast.
All in all, with or without mosquitoes, Whiskers Point is a gem worth experiencing in BC's provincial park system.