Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
'Whonnock Lake

It is a natural muskeg lake and, if left alone, it will slowly turn into a peat marsh.The only regular water input is from the north. There is an exit to Whonnock Creek on the south-east side originally closed off by a sandbar (beaver dam) that was replaced in 2008 by a man-made berm and fish channel. This is where the water escapes from the lake to Whonnock Creek.

In the past beavers regulated the water level of the lake — now the city does that. and rural-residential neighbourhood in eastern Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, located about 40 miles (64 km) east of Vancouver in the upland area of Whonnock south of the Dewdney Trunk Road.
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  • Hidden in Maple Ridge, Whonnock Lake is a great spot to spend the day! Nice beach area with a play space for kids.Swimming and fishing. We often take our small motorhome up there and spend several...  more »
  • On July 19th 2019, our family, my two sons, my mother in law and many beloved friends and family held for my forever loved and beautiful wife, her celebration of life after an extremely unexpected...  more »
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  • Beautiful as always. Good parking and just the right size for a nice ride in a canoe or kayak.
  • Wonderful place to go and spend time with friends and family! LOVE IT Peaceful, awesome nature with friendly visitors. Can organize birthday parties with friends and family with yummy food. Sand beach for soccer or volleyball. If you like fishing or swimming go for it. You have paddle board or any kind of watercraft like kayak or canoe even better.

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