During your stay in the Ducks, you may spot hawks, warblers, woodpeckers, grouse, woodcocks, and many more species.
Duck Mountain's Blue lakes are a good pair to try. Trophy rainbows, splake, and the odd lake trout are waiting to be pulled from East Blue Lake. West Blue Lake (electric motors only) features good walleye fishing.
Open year-round, Childs Lake is accessible by road. Fishing for lake trout, northern pike, splake, and walleye. Most services are available at the lake, including boat and canoe rentals, gas, guide services, fish processing, tackle, bait, and licences.
Facilities include a beach, canoe rentals, camping, lodge rentals and excellent fishing.
Duck Mountain Forest Site in the Duck Mountain Provincial Forest is a unique area of natural meadows, streams and wetlands and features 6 kms of all weather road leading through the Boreal Forest. Signs identify the many species of native trees and the site is home to a great variety of birds, waterfowl and animals. It includes the Frank Marvin Visitor Centre with its historical displays and artifacts, a 3D model of the Swan Valley Watershed (from the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School), picnic areas and five hiking trails totaling 10 km (6 miles). The Centre is wheel chair accessible
Beautifully clear, spring-fed lakes have made "The Ducks" a popular tourist destination for years. Childs Lake, Wellman Lake, Singush Lake, and the Blue Lakes are among the most popular. The bottom of East Blue Lake, which descends to 60 m (196 feet) at its deepest, is visible to some 12 to 18 m (40 to 60 feet).
Manitoba's highest elevation is found at Baldy Mountain, which rises 831.2 m (2,727 feet) above sea level. Baldy Mountain is accessible by car. An observation tower offers a scenic view of the surrounding forest of tall spruce. Located off PR366, 32 km (20 miles) north of Grandview.
Duck Mountain is home to moose, white-tailed deer, black bears, foxes, lynx, coyotes and timber wolves. A variety of birds nest in the forests and marshes. A 30 km (19 mile) network of trails provides for exploration of the hilly terrain and forests of the park by hikers in summer, and snowmobilers and cross-country skiers in winter.
Campgrounds and facilities exist at all of the major lakes of the park. The Duck Mountain Forest Site, located near the junctions of PR366 and PR367, makes a good station from which to explore the surrounding area.
Groomed trails at Childs, Wellman and Glad Lakes range in length from 2 km to 10 km (1.25 to 6.25 miles). Visit the Manitoba Conservation offices near Duck Mountain for trail information for the park.
East Blue Lake is the clearest of all Duck Mountain's spring-fed lakes. On a clear day, you can see the bottom of the lake down to 18 m (approx. 60 feet). Enjoy swimming or boating, or make use of the Duck Mountain trail system for hiking. East Blue and Childs Lakes are among Manitoba's finer scuba diving lakes. Facilities include a beach, a campground and overnight accommodations, play structures for kids, boat launch, supply store and gasoline, and canoe and boat rentals. Non-modern cabins are also available.
Fly-fishers are recording good catches of rainbow trout and arctic char from this lake in the Ducks. A 1-1/2 km (1-mile) hike from the gravel pit opposite the west side of Glad Lake takes you to Line Lake, where you can try for muskie and walleye.
The exclusive domain of fly-fishers, who fish here for rainbow trout. Electric motors only.
Wellman Lake features electrical campsites, an RV park, overnight accommodations, and swimming, boating, and fishing on the lake.
Facilities include a beach, hiking trails, tennis courts, picnic areas, canoe and boat rentals, excellent fishing (bait and tackle available), and camping or lodge rentals.