Hidden up in the hills above Rock Creek is a picturesque little spot with tranquil waters and a great beach – but only for those willing to trek in. Access to the provincial park means taking a 45 minute forestry road. Not difficult in theory, but keeps most away.

The campground is filled with mostly first-come-first-serve sites which it makes it difficult to get a good spot on a busy weekend. Midweek or an off-weekend gets you one of the sites that overlooks the lake. Regardless of site, the campground is quite basic. There’s an old-fashion pump for water and pit-potties (no other services).

From one of the lookouts (beach visible)

It’s not uncommon for a bit of community to develop over a long weekend. With only 30 or so sites, the numbers are always manageable and everyone leaves their beach stuff set up over night. In 2019, an impromptu beach volleyball game lasted for most of the afternoon while kids played on the nearby beach.

Conkle is also a great place for fishing or paddle-boarding. There is also a lake loop trail, waterfall trail and 3 different rocky lookouts around the lake. All in all, one of our favourite spots.

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