March 17, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Parks
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When you are ready to take a break from driving and want to spend some time hiking, fishing or wildlife viewing, Dawson Creek has several great provincial parks just for you.
Swan Lake Provincial Park: 35 km/22 miles south of Dawson Creek on Highway #2 towards the Alberta border. There is a short drive off the highway on a gravel road. Swan Lake is open from early May to early September and has 42 vehicle-accessible campsites, a boat launch and dock. A great place for boating, hiking, walking, and bird watching.
One Island Lake Provincial Park: One Island Lake is an hour and a half or so south of Dawson Creek on Highway #2 (for 30km /18 miles) and then a right turn off the highway for the rest of the way with some gravel. This park is noted for its trout fishing, so make sure you bring your fishing gear. One Island has picnicking, boating and swimming. This is a favorite getaway for locals.
Kiskatinaw Provincial Park: Open mid May to the end of September each year, this beautiful park is tucked below the world famous curved wooden bridge over the Kiskatenaw River (a historical piece of the Alaska Highway). The bridge has been bypassed so it is quiet and a great place to stop. You'll want fresh batteries in your camera.
If you are looking for more information on camping and RV sites/services available in Dawson Creek, make sure you check out the Visitors Information Center located in the N.A.R. Park on Alaska Avenue.
Depending on your needs (power water, sani-dumps, showers etc), the folks there can point you in the right direction. Time to relax...