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Renata Natural Arch

Renata Natural Arch (Grand Forks)


  • Rec Site #:REC5073
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Boat-in
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Description: This awe inspiring natural stone arch has to be seen to be believed. The trail traverses steadily upward, across dry steep slopes leading to the arch. Sturdy walking shoes are required. Panoramic views of the lower Arrow Lake encourage frequent stops to catch your breath and take in the scenery. Rounding the last curve in the trail, the huge stone arch comes into sight. The view of it from the lake does not prepare you for the magnitude and grandeur of this amazing geological formation. One of the most awe inspiring views is from underneath the arch. From here, the 3 m wide (10 feet) and 6m (20 feet) thick arch stretches 45 m (148 feet) across the gully. From the top of the arch to the ground below is 34 m (112 feet). Sitting under the arch, one sees the Lower Arrow Lake and the Norns Range framed in stone. Caution: Sudden strong winds can arise on Lower Arrow Lake. Pull your boats well up on the beach, before heading up the trail.

  • Driving Directions: Access: The Renata Natural Arch can be reached only by boat. From the boat launch at Syringa Creek Provincial Park, travel up the Lower Arrow Lake to Brooklyn. Brooklyn, at the mouth of Pup Creek, is directly across from Deer Park. Just past the homes at Brooklyn look for the "Renata Natural Arch Recreation Trail" sign on the beach. Pull your boat up on the beach, or anchor off the shore. Alternate boat access is from Deer Park. There is not a boat launch at Deer Park, but this is the best place to leave from if you are canoeing or kayaking across the lake.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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