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Riding Mountain National Park is a Wonderful Manitoba Camping Destination!
Riding Mountain National Park is a beautiful land filled with rolling hills and valleys. Rich boreal forests, deep gorges, meadow filled valleys, lakes and majestic heights make this park a beautiful and distinguished Manitoba camping destination! Established in 1933, the park covers more than 1,100 square miles. The forested parkland rises out of surrounding prairie farmland and offers sanctuary to wolves, elk, moose, black bears, a captive herd of bison, hundreds of bird species, insects, reptiles and more. With beautiful vistas and a wide range of activities, making it a terrific Manitoba camping spot!
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The weather of Riding Mountain National Park is considered characteristic of the continental climate of the Canadian prairies. Summers are warm while winters are cold. The warmest months of the year are July and August with average temperatures of 60 degrees. Evenings are much cooler. Afternoon thunderstorms are typical, sudden, short and fierce. January is the coldest month of the year with temperatures as low as -5 degrees. Winter snow storms are much longer and more intense than summer thunderstorms, and the most snow falls in December and March. A daily fee of CA$7.80 for adults, $6.55 for seniors, $3.90 for children and $19.60 is required while in the park. An annual pass costs $39.20 for adults, $34.30 for seniors, $19.60 for children and $98.10 for families. A family is up to seven people traveling in one vehicle. The park is open year round.
There are nearly endless opportunities for adventure when visiting Riding Mountain National Park. Summer activities include hiking, biking, fishing, boating, kayaking, camping, scuba diving, picnicking, canoeing, sailing and more. Winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, winter camping, hiking and more. Over 250 miles of hiking trails offers a wide variety of difficulty as well as terrain. There are short walks, long hikes and multi-day hikes. The crystal clear waters of Clear Lake makes an excellent scuba diving destination. There are multiple scenic routes throughout the park, offering many viewpoints and wildlife viewing opportunities. Most are open year round meaning you can explore flower filled spring days, winter landscapes, colorful autumns and bright, clear summers all from the comfort of your car. Winter activities make for wonderful winter exploration. With so many beautiful things to see and exciting activities to do, Riding Mountain National Park is an amazing Manitoba camping destination!
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