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There is nothing quite like a campfire, a tent and a stunning view like this to make a camping trip memorable forever. This is a typical B.C. Forest Service campsite. What's more...it's free! Oh yes, the fishing in this lake is fabulous too!
Written Oct 2, 2002
The Nemiah Aboriginal Wilderness Preserve is our spiritual and economic homeland: from the lakes of Chilko, Taseko and Tatlayoko, where we fish for salmon and trout; to the mountains where we gather wild potatoes and berries; to the pristine forests where we hunt, gather medicinal plants and practice our sacred and spiritual ways.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Be aware of bears in the area, particularly during the salmon spawning season in the fall. Any bear with cubs should NOT be approached!!
Most times the bears are on the search for food, so always keep any food in your car.
This shot of a black bear I took last month on the road into Chilko Lake. It looked rather underfed. Generally they'll run away from vehicles when approached.
Updated Aug 7, 2005
Favorite thing: The scenery, and especially the fishing! The crystal clear waters of this lake hold a fine population of native Rainbow Trout up to 12 pounds, Dolly Varden char to 20 pounds and a large run of Sockeye Salmon. In addition there is a population of very large White Sturgeon that can grow to more than 12 feet long and weigh 1500 pounds.
This is the largest alpine lake in North America.
Updated Apr 4, 2004