Riding Mountain National Park


Clear Lake, with its sandy beaches and clear water is the most popular spot for swimming. The main beach area in Wasagaming has change rooms and washrooms, as well an outdoor shower. There are numerous other spots for swimming around the lake as well including Lake Katherine, Lake Audy and Moon Lake. Please remember that all swimming areas are unsupervised. Swimmer’s itch, a small parasite that causes itching and irritation, is found in most park waters.

Simple precautions of coating your skin with mineral or cooking oil, or rubbing skin vigorously with a towel following swimming should prevent any complications. 

Mandatory watercraft inspections for aquatic invasive species (AIS)

MANDATORY INSPECTIONS are required for motorboats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and inflatables entering RMNP waters. This includes Clear Lake, South Lake, and all outlying lakes (Deep Lake, Lake Audy, Moon Lake, Whirlpool Lake & Lake Katherine) as well as all streams and rivers. The service is free of charge and watercraft passing inspection will receive a permit from Parks Canada. Inspection schedule

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