Sand Lakes Provincial Wilderness Park

Location: Division No. 23, Unorganized, Manitoba
Region: Outside Ontario
Character: Wilderness Park
Length/Size: 8,310 km2

Sand Lakes Provincial Wilderness Park
By Manitoba Conservation

With a total area of 8,310 km2, this is Manitoba's largest provincial park. It is characterized by several outstanding waterbodies, including the South Seal River and Big Sand Lake. Other features include dramatic eskers and a nationally significant Caspian tern breeding area.

In Manitoba's system of park lands, Sand Lakes will preserve physical features and biological communities representative of the Selwyn Lake Upland portion of the Northern Transitional Forest Natural Region.

The park will:

Protect winter range for barren-ground caribou in an undisturbed state;
Provide opportunities for a range of outdoor recreational experiences that depend on a pristine environment; and
Promote public appreciation and understanding of the park's natural features and cultural heritage.

Where to Stay
As there are no designated campgrounds, visitors are expected to camp at an existing site, which is usually marked by a primitive fire ring.

Park Directions
There is no direct road access into the park. To fly into Sand Lakes, arrangements can be made with lodges, outfitters, or air charter companies.