William Lake Provincial Park

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William Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park located in the Rural Municipality of Morton, in southeast Manitoba on Turtle Mountain (49°02′28″N 99°58′23″W / 49.041°N 99.973°W / 49.041; -99.973[1]Coordinates: 49°02′28″N 99°58′23″W / 49.041°N 99.973°W / 49.041; -99.973[1]). Its sister park, the much larger Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, lies to the west.[2]

The park is centered on William Lake(49°02′24″N 99°58′37″W / 49.04°N 99.976944°W / 49.04; -99.976944[3]). It is one of two lakes in Manitoba named William Lake; the other is located in Northern Manitoba near Little Limestone Lake.

Park amenities include a campground, a beach, and hiking trails.[2]

Turtle's Back Hiking Trail[edit]

The trail route passes through the surrounding Turtle Mountain Community Pasture.[2] It is 6.9 kilometres (4.3 mi) in length and moderate in difficulty.[4] The trail climbs to the 'Turtle's Back', giving hikers views of the surrounding area.[4]

Turtle Mountain Community Pasture[edit]

Turtle Mountain Community Pasture
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Turtle Mountain Community Pasture
Map showing the location of Turtle Mountain Community Pasture
Location Manitoba, Canada
Nearest town Boissevain, Manitoba
Area 89.33 km2 (34.49 sq mi)
Established 1960 [5]
Governing body Government of Manitoba

The community pasture is 89.33 square kilometres (34.49 sq mi) in size.[5] It is considered to be a Class VI protected area under the IUCN protected area management categories.[5] Since 2016, the pasture has been managed by the Association of Manitoba Community Pastures.[6]

See Also[edit]

Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "William Lake". Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "William Lake Provincial Park". Find Your Favorite Park. Government of Manitoba. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "William Lake Provincial Park". Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Turtle's Back Hiking Trail". Manitoba Trails Project. Nature Conservancy of Canada - Manitoba Region. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Turtle Mountain Community Pasture". Protected Planet. United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "About Us". Association of Manitoba Community Pastures. Association of Manitoba Community Pastures. Retrieved 5 August 2017. The AMCP is a producer-led not-for-profit organization governed by an elected Board of patrons from pastures across the province. It was first organized by concerned pasture patrons in Manitoba after the federal government announced it would discontinue operating community pastures (formerly the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration). The transition process is now complete and AMCP is operating 20 community pastures as of 2016.