the grasslands, forests and wetlands of the Thompson Plateau, is Tunkwa
Lake Provincial Park. In 1966 both Tunkwa and Leighton Lakes and the
surrounding grasslands encompassing a total of 5,100 hectares were set
a side as a provincial park, which provides recreational opportunities.
Lake is made up of many bays, peninsulas and shallow patches at
the north and south ends. Several streams feed the lake on the south
side. Leighton also has many shallow bays, flats and 2 small islands
on its east side. Both lakes offer excellent fishing.
Lake Provincial Park is 14.5 km. (9 miles) north of the community of
Logan Lake. From Kamloops
travel the Coquihalla Hwy. (Hwy. 5) to exit 336, turn west (right) on
the Meadow Lake Road and travel through the community of Logan Lake,
watch for the turn off on your right hand side.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
Facilities: A resort with cabins, camping sites and boat rentals
is on the east side of the Tunkwa Lake. Necessary supplies are available
at Logan Lake, including a full service lodge, restaurants and service
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- A camping fee of $8 per night per party is the charge to camp at one
of the three campsites within the park. Some firewood is provided with
site. There's toilet maintenance, garbage pickup and nightly security.
Please note Forest Recreation Passes are not valid in this or any other
- Tunkwa Lake and Leighton Lake are known as excellent trout fishing
lakes. Tunkwa is one of the richest of the interior lakes with a huge
chironomid hatch in spring. Spring and fall offer the best fishing with
catches of rainbow
trout up to 4 lbs. and better. Leighton is a fly fishers dream,
with rainbows up to 4 lbs. but 7 and 8 pounders are not impossible to
catch. There are boat launches at both lakes.