Rise with the sun and watch its rays spread over the rippling waters of Lake Winnipeg while you sip your morning brew at this Interlake haven.

The secluded spot 30 kilometres north of Gimli is tailor-made for a summer of serene boat rides, cooling swims and fireside chats. After breakfast, hunker down on your beach chair at the water's edge and let the waves roll in to cool your feet. You're just a short walk from the tidy lawns and trees of the campground, which offers no-frills spots as well as electricity-serviced sites.

A convenience store, playground and recent upgrades to amenities such as showers and washrooms make this 9.7-hectare respite even more comfortable. Make a weekend of it or spend the season swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking.

Web: http://www.manitobaparks.com/

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