Mahood Lake

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Mahood Lake
British Columbia

From Kamloops take the Yellowhead Hwy #5 north to Little Fort. At Little Fort, turn west (left) on Hwy 24. Continue to Sheridan Lake and the junction of Hwy 24 and the road to Horse Lake (about 65 km/40.3 miles). Turn north and proceed on the Horse lake road for 4.6 km (2.9 miles) to the junction of Mahood Lake road and Canim Lake S. road. From here travel for another l5.05 km (9.3 miles) to the junction of a road (on your right) which accesses the recreational cabins and a resort on the south side of Mahood lake. From the junction of Mahood lake road and the road leading to the south side of the lake, continue on Mahood lake road for an additional .65 km (.4 miles) to the boat launch and provincial campsite. To access the lake from 100 Mile House, follow the Horse Lake Road east to the junction of the Mahood Lake road and the Canim Lake S. road. From there, proceed as described above.

Size 3311 ha. (8178 ac.) Shoal 179.3 ha. (442.8 ac.)
Mean Depth 94.2 m. (308.9 ft.) Max. Depth 208 m. (682.2 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout and Lake Char/Kokanee Fish Stocked None
Angler Usage Low Elevation 630 m. (2066 ft.)
Ice Over November - May T.D.S. 83 mg/L

Mahood Lake

Resorts & Campsites: A beautiful BC provincial park is located at the west end of the lake. Mahood Lake Provincial Park has a campground with 34 sites, offering communal pit toilets, firewood, and cold running water. Camping fees apply. The park also features a day use picnic area, large sandy beach with excellent swimming, a play area and a large playfield. Also there are many beaches with flat rocks ideal for skipping.

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Fishing Report: Trolling is the best method for large wild rainbows,up to l0lbs, and lake char that reach 20lbs. or better. At the mouths of creeks feeding into the lake, spinning gear and flies net excellent results. Mahood River, a small stream located at the west end of the lake can be very good using stone fly imitations and other Mahood is a very large lake and can at times become very windy. Caution should be used if you are using small boats.

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Viewscape: Mahood lake is located in a U-shaped valley between the Quesnel Highlands to the north and the Shuswap Highland to the south. The surrounding terrain to the north and south of the lake rises very sharply to an elevation of 70m (230 ft.) to the start of a flat lava plateau of pleistocene basalts. The west end of the lake rises gradually up the Canim river valley to Canim lake, some 6.5 km. (4 miles) away and approximately l43 m (469 ft.) in elevation above the level of Mahood lake. The terrain surrounding Mahood lake is mostly coniferous forest consisting of cedar, hemlock, engleman,spruce and subalpine fir.

Beach at Mahood Lake Provincial Park

Shoreline: Steep shoreline composed mainly of boulders of volcanic origin. Many basalt rock bluffs are found around the lake shore. Access is by boat only (except for the provincial park beach which is mainly sand). These beaches are great swimming, waterskiing and tenting areas.

Nearby Lakes

There are literally hundreds of great fishing lakes nearby.

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