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Mabel Lake, BC

Let’s rewind waaaayy back to the first weekend in July.  It seems like ages ago now, doesn’t it?  I’ll tell you one thing – as I sit here in my fluffy sweater watching the rain fall outside on this chilly September day, the sweltering days of the summer seem like they were forever ago.

Sean and I traveled to The Okanagan over the first weekend in July for a friend’s wedding, and after a few days in and around Kelowna partying with friends, we took off for some much-needed solitude in beautiful Mabel Lake Provincial Park in BC.

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The campground in the Provincial Park is pretty remote and limited – no cell service or showers or anything, but they do have power sites for RVs.  There is a little floating store on site that sells essential foodstuffs, ice cream, random beach gear, ice, toiletries and fishing equipment.  We were tenting, so we were “roughing it” – although as soon as we got to our beautiful lakefront site, we didn’t mind one bit.

Our little piece of Paradise
Our little piece of Paradise
The Floating Store
The Floating Store

We stayed at Mabel Lake for two nights, and spent our time fishing (make sure to get a BC fishing license before you go!), reading, swimming and relaxing.  It was absolutely beautiful and peaceful and exactly what we needed.  As a matter of fact, I hardly even have anything to write about.  That’s how chill it was.

Sean in Relaxation Mode
Sean in Relaxation Mode

It’s definitely a family friendly place.  There were lots of kids and dogs.  There is a boat launch, and the lake is really big, so there are always lots of waterspouts to watch.  The lake was beautiful, sandy, and perfect for swimming.  One day I went out and literally treaded water for two hours.  Just because I could.

The most intense game of Jenga we have ever played
The most intense game of Jenga we have ever played
Lake Lovin'
Lake Lovin’

If you’re looking for a little bit more action, there’s a place called Mabel Lake Resort on the other side of the lake, but we never got to see it.  However, I hear there’s a golf course, a restaurant or two, and tons of stuff to do.

Sean Fishing
Sean Fishing

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Have you ever been to Mabel Lake?

Do you like to unplug completely when you’re camping, or do you prefer to stay connected?

What is your favourite camping spot in BC?

Ashley Dempster is a twenty-something Canadian Travel and Adventure blogger based in Calgary, Canada. Her passions include good food, minimalist packing, running, music, and chasing down every opportunity for adventure.

1 Comment

  1. We all need to unplug from time to time. I find that especially so in Dubai. Never been to Mabel Lake in all the trips to BC. Might have to look into it should I return.

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