Many come here to picnic, Bar-b-q, play Frisbee or just soaking up the rays as the sun really hits this area. If you are lucky you might see the Ospreys (bird of prey) hunt for their food, they are known to frequent the area as I can attest to. Watching them dive into the water and pulling out something you brag about after your fishing trip, is something to behold.
Wild life is of abundance, as food attracts animals (please do not feed animals), some get too close for comfort as these are wild animals and very unpredictable. Some animals include Whitetail deer, Mule deer, Bears and Elk. There is also a catacomb of hiking trails that originates from this area. The Parks Information Centre can supply you with free maps.
Boards are available to rent these days in Jasper.
A day use area with plenty of thing to do, as this a large area with open spaces developed for everyone to enjoy the park beach setting like you would find like the parks in your city (Not), This setting comes with a gorgeous view from the valley bottom. Panoramic views of the majestic Rocky Mountains that Surrounds Lake Annette. Take a walk around this glacial fed lake and appreciate the wilderness without getting to far into the back country.
This area is for day use only and the wardens will put out your fire if you stay too late, something I do not agree with, but there are vandals that make it bad for everyone. Please keep area clean for everyone to enjoy.
Access: From Jasper head towards The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, just before the JPL welcome gates, turn left
Trailhead: 5 minutes east of Jasper on HWY 16, 5 minutes lodge road
Activities: Canoe / Fishing / Wind Sailing / Bar-b-q / Day Use