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Mikisew

Biking

Traveling the campground by bike is a great way to get around. Mikisew is a small campground and everything is pretty close. With a bike you can quickly explore all the park has to offer from hiking to disc golf to basketball. For rental information see the Facilities page.

Birding

More than 90 species of birds frequent the waters and forests of Mikisew such as Bald Eagle and Osprey.

Boating

Boats are allowed on Eagle Lake and there is a boat launch in the park.

Important Note: There are numerous unmarked shoals on Eagle Lake.

Canoeing

Eagle Lake offers some great paddling opportunities. Whether by canoe, kayak, or paddleboard the loop around the small islands makes for a nice leisurely paddle. Paddleboard rentals are available at the park office. For paddleboard rental information see the Facilities page. Canoe and Kayak rentals are available at the Eagle Lake Narrows store.

Discovery Program

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.

Fishing

Eagle Lake is a popular fishing lake for Walleye, Small and Large mouth Bass, Lake Whitefish, Perch and Northern Pike.

Hiking

Four interconnected loops meander through peaceful forests and wetlands. Choose a hike that suits you or combine them all into a great 5.4km loop. Pick up a trail guide at the Park Office for information on the Parks natural features.

Beaver Meadow Trail: 2km – 40 mins
A refreshingly beautiful trail that loops around an open beaver wetland. Keep an eye out for otters, muskrats, or beavers. There are many opportunities for bird watching on the trail as it travels through wetland areas to lowland and upland forests.

Maple Canyon Trail: 2.3km – 45 mins
Rock outcrops and a changing forest are the significant features of this trail. The Maple Canyon has two trailside rocky outcrops with excellent examples of quartz intrusion and rock tripe lichen.


A short trail along the shoreline of Eagle Lake. The trail has some great lakeside views and is close to both campgrounds.

Old Dog Trail: 800m – 15 mins
A short hike that connects to the trailhead of the Beaver Meadow and Maple Canyon Trails. You will see Ash and Red Maple trees as well as a number of different wildflowers.

The Point Trail: 300m – 10 mins
Named appropriately, this trail is a narrow point of land that juts out into Eagle Lake. Bring a picnic lunch or a book and enjoy this private getaway within the park.

Kayaking

Eagle Lake offers some great paddling opportunities. Whether by canoe, kayak, or paddleboard the loop around the small islands makes for a nice leisurely paddle. Paddleboard rentals are available at the park office. For paddleboard rental information see the Facilities page. Canoe and Kayak rentals are available at the Eagle Lake Narrows store.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Eagle Lake offers some great paddling opportunities. Whether by canoe, kayak, or paddleboard the loop around the small islands makes for a nice leisurely paddle. Paddleboard rentals are available at the park office. For paddleboard rental information see the Facilities page. Canoe and Kayak rentals are available at the Eagle Lake Narrows store.

Swimming

There are three sand beaches for swimming located along the shoreline of Eagle Lake. The North Beach and Centre Beach are located in the Hardwoods Campground. The Day-Use Beach is located in the Day-Use area. All of these beaches are marked with buoys and have gradual drop-offs.

The pet exercise area (also located in the Day-Use area) has a pet friendly beach and fenced, leash free area.