|View from Cascade Lookout - |
many of the distant peaks are located in the US
Website: BC Parks
Map: Campground Map or Google Maps
Camping Facilities: Car camping at this campground, backcountry available elsewhere in the park
Stargazing: Very good, if you can make your way to the lake at night
Summary: A nice campground in a fantastic park.
Thoughts: It was a good start to our camping experience - a great horned owl positioned itself just above our picnic table to get a better look at what we were doing. It was too dark for photos, but the memories will suffice. Not that these owls are in any way rare, but having one calling out, sitting at the fringe of your campsite gives you a sense of wilderness (even if he was just cruising for scraps). E.C. Manning park is beautiful spot that is probably well-loved by Vancouverites during the peak season, and fairly well attended by visitors in low season (the campground was probably half full on this Saturday night in late September). A fun fact - Lightening Lake campground is just 10 km from the US border. There is no shortage of backcountry camping sites in Manning, and hiking opportunities abound. There is also a beautiful drive you can take to the Cascade Lookout, then further on to the Subalpine Meadow trail, which offers some spectacular views.
|Why is there a trail running through |
|The shore of Lightening Lake|
|Map of Subalpine Meadow Area|