Sunday, August 4, 2019

Moonlight Bay, Wabamun Lake

It has been a couple of years since we've been to Wabamun Lake Provincial Park. I took a morning off work after a late night and Jess and I headed out for a quick paddle.

Things are basically the same as the last time were were here. Good parking and two boat launches. There is also a big public dock if that is to your taste. The bathrooms move have been recently improved.

The beach was lovely and largely deserted on a Wednesday morning. The weekends are typically much, much busier

We paddled around the outside of moonlight bay, voice dup some garbage and two beachballs.

The water was super clean, and with the sun, we spent a lot of time looking at the weeds, watching fish jump, and swallows catch bugs.

It was a calm day so we also went under the railway bridge and out in the main lake. Basically you could paddle forever here (Wabamun is big!) but Jess was getting a bit tired so we poked around in the reeds and then went back to the beach.

I'd say we spent 90 minutes here and it was a lovely paddle, perfect for beginners. Things were picking up by 11 with more kayaks, some paddle boards, and more power boats.

Our next paddle with either be Long Lake north of Gibbons or maybe Lake Nakamun (hard to find info about public entry--google suggests a launch on the south side).