Steep Rock


I took some time off and took the family camping this weekend. We went to Steep Rock Beach Park on the east side of Lake Manitoba. On our way there we passed through the village of Steep Rock which is near a large Canada Cement limestone mine and quarry. We took a well treed site in the “Quartz bay”. The prices were reasonable for tenting $14/night, wood $3/bundle, free potable water, single scoop ice cream cones were a $1.50 and showers $1.00/10 minutes. The bathroom and beach were clean and I would recommend the campsite to others. The only complaint I had is that we had some party-goers in an adjacent bay that couldn’t keep it down and kept us awake until after 2:00 am for a couple of nights – unfortunately similar occurrences often occur when we go camping – that is one of the disadvantages of tenting.The main reason we went to Steep Rock was to explore some of the eroded limestone Lakeshore “Cliffs” that Steep Rock was famous for and we did this a couple of times during the camping trip. They are adjacent to the village about 5 kms from the Campground. The boys even spent time swimming around the cliffs. The cliffs are interestingly eroded and have a rugged beauty that provides lots of opportunity to take some great photographs. I read somewhere that the lakeshore cliffs at Steep Rock were the most photographed landscape in Manitoba – I can understand why. The following is a photo of the family on one of the cliffs:

Wanda and Boys at Steep Rock Cliff


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