Your Guide to Visiting Muncho Lake

If you’re driving the length of the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Delta Junction, Alaska, you’ll spend several days in the car.

Thankfully, you’ll find many great places to stop along the way, such as at Muncho Lake. When you arrive, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a postcard—it’s beautiful!

Muncho Lake is just off the Alaska Highway at kilometer 681 in British Columbia, Canada. The Alaska Highway is a little less than 1,400 miles long, and it opened in the late 1940s.

Where Is Muncho Lake?

One of the reasons many visitors stop at Muncho Lake is to see the beautiful green color of the water. Copper oxide leached from the bedrock turned the lake waters jade green.

Why Is Muncho Lake Green?

Muncho Lake has 10 front country campsites and 30 vehicle-accessible ones. You can reserve some campsites; however, most are first-come, first-served.

Can You Camp at Muncho Lake?

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy water recreation at Muncho Lake. You can swim, kayak, scuba dive, snorkel, and waterski. However, it has no lifeguards on duty.

Can You Swim at Muncho Lake?

Muncho Lake has some hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts who prefer the land over the water. Mineral Lick Trail is an easy 0.7-mile loop that offers beautiful vistas.

Are There Hiking Trails at Muncho Lake?

Moose, caribou, and wood bison frequently visit the swampy areas of the park. You might also see stone sheep from the highway.

What Wildlife Can You See at Muncho Lake?

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