McLaren Lake

Park Info

May 15 - September 15
Park Entry:
$10.00 per day or $50.00 for a season pass
Payment Information:
Cash, Cheque or E-transfer Accepted
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Park Description

McLaren Lake Regional Park has a natural beauty of its own with the spring water shed spilling into the lake from miles around. With a man made dam constructed in the 1960's the lake maintains a level that will not compromise any damage to the buildings and infrastructure as overflow water routes itself through drainage culverts. The lake can be described as the main venue with amenities such as swimming, boating, and fishing, as trout have been stocked into the lake. The park is a well treed area that has taken on a rejuvenation of new shelter belts along with a replacement program of new seedlings through the park.

Local Services

Located in Richmound there is a confectionary/post office, credit union, Petro-Can cardlock. bar & cafe (no room rental at this time), Atm located at the bar, museum in Rm Office. There is a golf course in Burstall.

Park / Area History

Negotiations for the park began on September 19,1961. Soon after that 5,000 trees were planted. In 1965 the ball diamond and concession booth was built. In 1966 250,000 pickerel fish were stocked into the lake. Following this, a golf course and an office were added.

Barrier Free Access

Campsites: Level grass/gravel. New bathrooms.


Quiet time 11pm to 7am.  No open fires, fire pits only.  Annual Fire Ban may be in effect for late August depending on dry conditions/amount of rain fall. No alcohol ban. Dogs must be on leash.  No outside firewood allowed in the park.  No riding motorbikes within the park.  All boats and trailers park in dock area.


Description Date Amount
McLaren Lake Annual Slo-Pitch Tournament – slo-pitch tournament, music stage, pancake breakfast and pie social July 10-12 $100.00/Team
Canada Day – fireworks and concession July 1 Park Entry

Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
30 Amp Daily $30.00
30 Amp Weekly $180.00
Non Serviced Sites Daily $20.00

 Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood – (No outside firewood will be allowed in the park) Per Bundle $10.00
Canoe Rental 1/2 Day $15.00
Camp Kitchen Rental Per Weekend $50.00
Group Shelter Rental Weekly $50.00
Paddleboat Rental Per Hour $15.00
Paddleboat Rental 1/2 Day $30.00



  • Ball Diamonds
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fire Wood
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Playground
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Boat, Canoe and/or kayak rentals
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Concession
  • Group Camping
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Showers
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Beach Area
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Driving Range
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Picnic Tables
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Volleyball Court


Camping sites within the designated and mapped campgrounds offer 15-30 amp electrical power. A program to upgrade electrical pedestals started in 2011, with 6-20/30 pedestals installed, upgrade in 2013 additional 28-20/30 amp sites. In 2015 22 new sites were added to the West side and lake front, with a total of 47 electrical sites being offered. A sewage disposal station is located at the entrance of the park. Washrooms for men and women offer flush toilets and shower stalls. In 2015/2016 an additional washroom is being built to accommodate the increased number of campers. A canteen on the north end of the washrooms offers a variety of fast food and confectionery items. The park manager is on site within the park boundaries with a modern cabin just west of the washrooms and canteen. There are 47 electrical sites and 20 non serviced sites available.

Group Camping

Group camping has been a success also family reunions have gone over well. A camp kitchen is offered to help enhance an enjoyable camping experience. We have a camp kitchen that can be booked for day events and a group camping area that can be reserved with the addition of the camp kitchen (includes a fridge, briquette barbecue and seating for 30 people).







A driving range for the golf enthusiasts. 9 hole par 3 golf course with sand greens.


Swimming is available, however there is no lifeguard on duty. Swimmers must do so at their own risk.

Playground/Recreation Activities

A Blue Imp playground, swings, slide, tether ball and basketball hoop has been installed for the youngsters. Other amenities within the park is a ball diamond that is completely fenced with bleachers and two horseshoe pits.

Boating and Fishing

Paddle boats and a canoe have been available to rent at the concession. A boat launch is available. Fishing is also available for the avid fisherman. Jet ski’s, boats, sailboats and water skiing are permitted. The lake was stocked with rainbow trout in 2011-2013. In 2015 it was stocked with 200,000 Northern Pike.  From 2016 – 2019 rainbow trout have been stocked randomly.

Hiking/Nature Trails

A 1.5 km walking trail has also been established as it offers a lake side stroll to enjoy the sights and sounds within the wildlife sanctuary of the Park. This trail that runs along the south side of the lake, there are benches and it offers a good view of the scenery, birds and the lake.