Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jackfish Lake

Jackfish Lake is located about 60km west of Edmonton, just south of Highway 16 off Secondary Highway 770. This is a small lake (about 2 km of surface area) with lots of bays. The size and shape seems to keep the waves down.

Public access is on the east side of the lake and includes a nice boat launch, lots of parking, washrooms and picnic site. The county dings you $20 to gain access to the launch and the parking.

The lakeshore is almost completely developed. There were a fair number of birds and the paddling was nice. There is also at least one island.

The major issue with this lake is the power boaters. The locals seemed reasonable enough but the yahoos putting in at the boat launch were most discourteous! Going early in the day seems like the best plan.

The lake has no public beach but plenty of swimmers. The bottom that we could see was quite sandy.