Lakes and Rivers

Echo Lake

Situated 22 km southeast of Lumby on Creighton Valley Road, Echo Lake is 67 metres deep, at its deepest point, and rests at the edge of the Monashee Mountains. This spring fed lake is approximately 4 km long and 1 km wide at its widest point. It is an excellent place for swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Echo Lake is stocked every year with 20,000 fish for recreational fishing. Both novice and experienced fishermen will enjoy the chance to catch Rainbow and Lake Trout, Gerards and Kokanee. To maintain the tranquility of the area, boat motors are restricted to 10 hp. During the winter Echo Lake is a popular spot for ice fishing and skating.
Keefer Lake

Are you looking for great fishing, memorable trail rides, scenic hiking or some epic mountain biking? Keefer Lake is a fabulous wilderness destination in the heart of the Monashee Mountains. The lake is over  km in length and reaches up to 12 metres in depth. Both brook trout and rainbow trout are found in the lake. In summer, the wildlife is abundant and the lakeside buzzing with life. In winter, a blanket of snow brings a silent stillness to to the air. In both seasons time stands still. Keefer Lake is now home to a brand new 10,000 sq ft. 4-storey timber framed lodge made of wood, stone and glass. The resort offers catskiing in the winter and full-service RV camping, showers, a boat launch and dock in the summer. The newest catskiing operation in BC has unlimited terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
Mabel Lake and Mabel Lake Provincial Park

Well of the beaten path, nestled in a beautiful mountain setting, you'll find the sandy beaches and lush forest of Mabel Lake Provincial Park. 84 campsites, group camping and extensive picnic grounds are tucked into a natural forest canopy, with large open play areas and 2,100 metres of sandy beach. Special tent pads, a sani-station, children's playground, flush toilets and self guided nature trails enhance your enjoyment of the park. The boat launch provides easy access for hours of fishing, water skiing, or just exploring the undisturbed shoreline on 35 km long Mabel Lake. The Provincial Park can be accessed from Lumby by following the signage north from the 4-way stop and following Mabel Lake Road. The Park can also be accessed via rough gravel roads from Enderby and Three-Valley Gap off Highway 1. There are recreation sites to be found around the lake and endless exploring to be done by boat. There are several small trails off the road as well. 
Shuswap River

B.C. Hydro maintains two seperate areas along the Shuswap River. Facilities at the Shuswap Falls Recreation Area include picnic tables, viewing platform and area, canoe pull-out, launch and portage route, hiking trail and toilets. Facilities at the Shuswap River Picnic Area include a wheelchair accessible trail from the parking area, picnic tables, portage, toilets, trail and chute portage. Whether you prefer to float for hours, enjoy some whitewater, try your hand at river fishing, chill on the riverbank, take a refreshing swim or even do some snorkeling, the Shuswap offers kilometres of endless opportunities.
Sugar Lake

Sugar Lake is surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Monashee Mountains. Lake fishing is fair through most of the summer and fall, yielding primarily Trout, Kokanee and Dolly Varden. The lake water is warm enough for a refreshing swim and numerous hiking trails from the lake to the upper river provide hours of pleasure for all hikers. Situated just before Monashee Provincial Park, Sugar offers many adventurous activities in a picturesque landscape. To reach Sugar Lake, take Highway 6 east from Lumby to Cherryville. At Frank's Gerneral store turn left onto Sugar Lake Road. 

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