Porcupine Provincial Forest

Where the Parkland gives way to the north, Porcupine Provincial Forest is a rugged wilderness waiting to be explored. Few roads penetrate the forest, set among the Porcupine Hills along the Manitoba escarpment, which rises to 823 m above sea level at Hart Mountain—a summit to rival Baldy Mountain of The Ducks. Campgrounds exist at Whitefish Lake (on PR279, northwest of Bowsman), North Steeprock Lake and Bell Lake (both northwest of Birch River on PR365).

Birch River
North of Swan River, and west of PTH10. PR365, north of Birch River, provides access to North Steeprock Lake and Bell Lake. PR279, west of Bowsman, provides access to the southwest corner of the Forest and to Whitefish lake.