Big Bar Lake

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Big Bar Lake
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Location: From Kamloops take the Trans Canada Hwy. (Hwy. #1) west for 75 km. (46.5 mi.) to the community of Cache Creek. Turn north (right) onto Hwy. #97 and travel through the community of Clinton and turn west (left) on Big Bar Lake Road (at the top of the hill north of Clinton). Travel west until you arrive at the Big Bar Lake Provincial Park campsite.

Size 229 ha. (566 ac.) Shoal Data not Available
Mean Depth 8.5 m. (566 ac.) Max. Depth 21.3 m. (70 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout Fish Stocked Rainbow Trout
Angler Usage Moderate Elevation 1084 m. (3556 ft.)
Ice Over November - May T.D.S. Data not Available

Resorts & Campsites: Big Bar Provincial Park campsite is located on the south side of the lake. It has 33 vehicle campsites with boat launching.

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Fishing Report: Good Rainbow fishery with trout reaching up to 5 lbs. Trolling lures, flatfish and spinning gear are the most popular methods used, however fly fishermen also meet with success. Big Bar is reported to produce well throughout the fishing season.
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Nearby Lakes

See Beaverdam Lake and Little Big Bar Lake

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