Nopiming is the Anishinabe word meaning “entrance to the wilderness”. The name perfectly describes this provincial park. I might even argue that this is my favorite provincial park in Manitoba. It houses over 100 lakes and multiple rivers. The only roads that go through the park are gravel.
Black Lake Campground has nearly 80 sites. There is one big, busy loop (Loop A with many seasonal sites and electrical hook ups) and three much smaller, quieter loops (Loops B, C and D). We stayed in Loop D at site 2. It was elevated with a steep driveway and partially secluded by a large rock structure. To our benefit there was no one in the two closest sites making it feel wonderfully private. Loop C has two sites that are right on the water’s edge: 1 and 2. Those would be awesome sites, too!
The trail head for Black Lake Trail is located within the campground. We’re going to give that one its own blog post because it is simply that good. The hike alone makes the trip worth it.
The campsite also has a Caribou exhibit! Who would have known that there are 50 caribou in Nopiming Provincial Park?! And that male and female caribou have antlers. I love fun facts, nature and wildlife. Put it all together and I am one happy camper (pun intended).
There are also many shorter hikes in the area, including the well known Walking on Ancient Mountains. Black Lake is a great place to set up for exploring all that Nopiming has to offer.