Prelude Lake

Prelude Lake Territorial Park

The largest developed park on the Ingraham Trail, it offers a variety of facilities. There is a sandy beach for swimming, a dock and boat launch and boat rentals. There are two trails, one is a short stroll to a panoramic view and one is a longer, interpretive hike. Panoramic Trail offers an easy, well-marked half-kilometre walk, much of it on boardwalks, to two lookout points that provide splendid views of Prelude Lake. You can access the Trail either from the boat launch parking area near the beach; or from the parking lot located between the boat launch and the campsites. The Nature Trail forms a loop, passing through several natural zones that vary from loose sand to bedrock to muskeg and swamp, with an equally varied array of inhabitants. Follow a series of informative signs along the way, with pictures of some of the creatures that you may see, including squirrels, ruffed grouse, whiskey jacks,snowshoe hares and crossbills. This trail is fun for both kids and adults alike. Prelude is a popular vacation area for Yellowknife residents. The lake, about 16 km long stretches east and west and forms part of the Cameron River system. There are several islands, and many pleasant places to fish for trout and pike.

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There are 44 campsites to choose from (32 non-powered and 12 tent pads).