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Whiteshell Provincial Park West Hawk Lake Campground Enjoy an exhilarating view of Manitoba’s deepest lake Whiteshell est Hawk Lake “exploded” into history when a meteorite hit the earth, leaving a huge crater as a reminder of its visit. In time, the circular cavity filled with water to form the deepest lake in Manitoba at 111 metres (364 feet). Some of Manitoba’s earliest mineral claims were staked in the Falcon, Star and West Hawk Lake areas. In fact, the first gold discovery was made at Star Lake in 1890. While the mining process eventually proved to cost more than the gold itself, the area was later recognized as a prized tourist destination. Present day treasure-hunters now explore the lake’s frontiers by scuba diving. West Hawk Geological Museum tells the stories of how volcanoes, glaciers and meteorite explosions changed the face of the Whiteshell landscape to the way it looks today. Learn more about this and other topics every week at interpretive programs. To apply this new-found geological knowledge, hike the park's many trails. The trails range from short, novice jaunts to those that are best ventured by experienced backpackers. Try McGillivray Falls, Whiteshell River or Mantario hiking trails. The beach is a great place for sun tanning, people watching or sharing stories. As motorboats cut through the water, listen to the shrieks of excitement that can be heard from the people water skiing or tubing across West Hawk Lake. For water activities that are a little less intense, bring out the canoe or kayak and flow along the many lakes and rivers of the Whiteshell. Combine beachside camping with tennis, swimming, boating, or fishing. Clamber up rock ridges, gaze out from the cliffs, or have a lazy lunch by a secluded lake - some of the best hiking in the province is right here. You’ll keep busy with the area’s local attractions and recreational activities. Some stores feature local artisans’ creations. Many of the crafts are inspired and designed to reflect the natural environment of where they were created, the boreal forest. A wheelchair accessible trail and platform enables everyone to enjoy a day of fishing at Lyons Lake, just east of the West Hawk turn-off on HWY 1. W Campground Tips Be sure matches are extinguished. Break them in half before discarding. Build no fires except in a designated firepit or use a camp stove. Before leaving make sure your fire is completely out. Be careful with your cigarettes, cigars and pipe ashes. Crush them thoroughly before discarding. Never toss them from a vehicle. Please! Do not litter. Be sensitive to wildlife. Bears can be dangerous and should not be fed. Food must be stored away from your campsite, preferably in a locked vehicle, to avoid attracting hungry animals. Do not store food in your tent. •Warm clothing is needed for cool nights. The use of insect repellent will add to your comfort. Learn to recognize and avoid poisonous plants such as poison ivy. In case of injury or illness contact a Campground Attendant or Park Patrol Officer. They can assist you to reach medical help. •Canoeists and hikers travelling in backcountry areas should advise a friend of their intended destination and anticipated length of trip. Backcountry camping is only allowed at designated campsites. It is illegal to use or transport elm firewood. More information on West Hawk Lake Campground and Whiteshell Provincial Park is available on request from the park office. Out of Province Firewood can spread harmful pests and destroy our forests - buy it locally, burn it locally.

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Whiteshell Provincial Park

West Hawk Lake Campground

Enjoy an exhilarating view of Manitoba’s deepest lake

Whiteshell

est Hawk Lake “exploded” into history whena meteorite hit the earth, leaving a huge crater asa reminder of its visit. In time, the circular cavityfilled with water to form the deepest lake inManitoba at 111 metres (364 feet). Some ofManitoba’s earliest mineral claims were staked inthe Falcon, Star and West Hawk Lake areas. Infact, the first gold discovery was made at Star Lakein 1890. While the mining process eventuallyproved to cost more than the gold itself, the areawas later recognized as a prized tourist destination. Present day treasure-hunters now explore thelake’s frontiers by scuba diving.

West Hawk Geological Museum tells the storiesof how volcanoes, glaciers and meteoriteexplosions changed the face of the Whiteshelllandscape to the way it looks today. Learn moreabout this and other topics every week atinterpretive programs. To apply this new-foundgeological knowledge, hike the park's many trails. The trails range from short, novice jaunts to thosethat are best ventured by experienced backpackers.Try McGillivray Falls, Whiteshell River or Mantariohiking trails.

The beach is a great place for sun tanning, peoplewatching or sharing stories. As motorboats cutthrough the water, listen to the shrieks ofexcitement that can be heard from the peoplewater skiing or tubing across West Hawk Lake.For water activities that are a little less intense,bring out the canoe or kayak and flow along themany lakes and rivers of the Whiteshell. Combinebeachside camping with tennis, swimming,boating, or fishing. Clamber up rock ridges, gazeout from the cliffs, or have a lazy lunch by asecluded lake - some of the best hiking in theprovince is right here.

You’ll keep busy with the area’s local attractionsand recreational activities. Some stores featurelocal artisans’ creations. Many of the crafts areinspired and designed to reflect the naturalenvironment of where they were created, theboreal forest. A wheelchair accessible trail andplatform enables everyone to enjoy a day of fishingat Lyons Lake, just east of the West Hawk turn-offon HWY 1.

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Campground Tips• Be sure matches are extinguished.

Break them in half beforediscarding.

• Build no fires except in adesignated firepit or use a campstove. Before leaving make sureyour fire is completely out.

• Be careful with your cigarettes,cigars and pipe ashes. Crush themthoroughly before discarding.Never toss them from a vehicle.

• Please! Do not litter.

• Be sensitive to wildlife. Bears canbe dangerous and should not befed. Food must be stored awayfrom your campsite, preferablyin a locked vehicle, to avoidattracting hungry animals. Do notstore food in your tent.

• Warm clothing is needed forcool nights.

• The use of insect repellent will addto your comfort.

• Learn to recognize and avoidpoisonous plants such as poisonivy.

• In case of injury or illness contacta Campground Attendant or ParkPatrol Officer. They can assist youto reach medical help.

• Canoeists and hikers travelling inbackcountry areas should advisea friend of their intendeddestination and anticipated lengthof trip.

• Backcountry camping is onlyallowed at designated campsites.

• It is illegal to use or transportelm firewood.

More information on West Hawk Lake Campground and Whiteshell Provincial Park is available on request from the park office.

• Out of Province Firewood can spread harmful pests and destroy our forests - buy it locally, burn it locally.

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NOTE:• For campsite and group use reservations: www.manitobaparks.com or 1-888-4U2-Camp (1-888-482-2267). In Winnipeg call 204-948-3333.• Remember, a Park Vehicle Permit is required and must be displayed year round.• For more information or last minute campsite availability call 1-800-214-6497. In Winnipeg call 204-945-6784 or visit us at: www.manitobaparks.com• IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911

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