Horseshoe Lake Jasper National
Horseshoe Lake is located
in Jasper National Park
next to the Icefields Parkway
south of the
The lake is located on the east side
of thee highway with a small parking
lot next to the highway. From the
parking lot you'll find a well worn
trail that leads into the southern
end of the lake. Named after it's
shape, Horse Shoe Lake is a
beautiful green turquoise color and
crystal clear. This is the best
natural swimming hole in the area.
However the water is extremely cold
and you'll need a hot day for a dip.
There are several cliffs that the
locals jump and dive off of. The
trail follows the lakeshore and
disappears in spots where there are
rock ledges and slabs next to the
lake. There is also a small craft
boat launch perfect for canoes and
kayaks. The lake is good for Rainbow
trout fishing, you'll need a
license to try your luck.
The water is so clear you can see
the fish swimming in and out of the
underwater ledges. Fly fisherman
with belly boats will love this
lake. The marsh near the start of
the trail is full of wildflowers.
Horseshoe Lake is an excellent spot
for a picnic or to waste a hot
summers day away.
Springs and trailheads to
are also located in this area.
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