Strawberry Flats Provincial Campground, Muncho Lake, British Columbia

This gem of a campground is small, simple and quiet. Located just off the Alaskan Highway in northern British Columbia, Muncho Lake is highlighted in the Milepost as a "must see." We were nervous about staying here as there are no reservations and everything I read online ahead of time made it sound very rustic. Plus, with only 15 campsites (all first come, first served) we were worried we wouldn't get a site for the night with our late afternoon arrival. We actually stopped in at a more modern RV park just a few miles south of this place, and we are so thankful we decided to drive a couple of more miles and see if we could get a site. We rolled in mid to late afternoon, which with long summer days in these northern parts, can almost feel like mid-day. Only a handful of sites were already occupied, so we settled quickly into this site, right at the end of the dirt and gravel campground road. By late evening, the campground was nearly full with highway travelers. Almost all of the sites are lakefront; only a few are not, but even those sites have excellent views. The lake here is glacier fed, so it has that amazing turquoise water
that just seems to mesmerize visitors. We spent only two nights here, but easily could have stayed a third as this is one of our favorite stays of all time. Sites that are lakefront back right up to the shore of the lake. All of these sites have excellent beachfronts on the lake and are slightly wooded. Sites 1-5 are closest to the highway and have highway noise with passing motorists, which if you've drive the highway is mild. Sites are level and have no hookups. The campground has a dock for easy launching or mooring of your kayak, which we saw plenty of during our stay. There is also a hiking trail from camp that leads across the highway into a canyon. We did not explore this, but had we had another day here, we would have! Come prepared, as the available water is from a hand pump. There is no sanitation dump in this facility. The ranger comes by each evening to collect payment and also sells firewood for a nominal fee. Oh, and mosquitoes did not exist here!

Best Sites: 11, 13, 15, but any lakefront is awesome!
Poor Sites: 4, 7, 10, 12, 14 because they are not lakefront
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Yes, from hand pump
Dump within Facility: No