Harold Mann Regional Park is located 50 km northeast of Prince George via Highway 16 East and Upper Fraser Road on beautiful Eaglet Lake. The park is 13 ha in size and provides opportunities to view wildlife, especially birds, on the short but scenic trail along the creek, marsh and lake. The large open area of grass provides an open invitation to relax and look at the lake and mountains, or for the more active, a place to put on a friendly game.
Facilities include picnic tables, fire pits, toilets, swimming area and change houses.
Who was Harold Mann?
Mr. Mann, who worked in the logging industry in New Westminster where he was raised, introduced truck logging to the Prince George area over 70 years ago at Eagle Lake Sawmills near Giscome.
His brother-in-law, mill owner Roy Spurr, originally hired Harold Mann for six months, just to set up the truck logging operation. He stayed for almost 30 years and was woods superintendent when he retired in 1963.
When he arrived here in 1935 logging roads had yet to be invented and it took three days to bring the first two logging trucks Prince George had ever seen to Giscome.
After retirement he moved to Prince George and got involved in community affairs including serving as a Regional District director from 1967 to 1977 and as Regional District Board Chairman from 1978 to 1979.
During the same period he sat on the Prince George Regional Hospital Board and was a founding member of the Willow River Farmer's Institute.
He was 81 years old when he passed away in 1982