Little Heffley Lake, British Columbia

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Little Heffley Lake
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Location: From the city of Kamloops travel north on Hwy. #5 (Yellowhead Hwy.) for 22.5 km. (14 mi.). Turn east (right) onto the Heffley-Louis Creek Road. Drive for another 13 km. (8 mi.) just past Little Heffley Lake and then make a turn to the right and drive .05 km. (.03 mi.) to the boat launch. Heffley Lake is located just minutes to the east of Little Heffley on the Heffley-Louis Creek Road.

Size 8.8 ha. (21.7 ac.) Shoal 5.4 ha. (13.3 ac.)
Mean Depth 4.7 m. (15.4 ft.) Max. Depth 7.3 m. (24 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout Fish Stocked Rainbow Trout
Angler Usage Moderate to High Elevation 930 m. (3050 ft.)
Ice Over November to mid April T.D.S. 162 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: No resorts are found on Little Heffley however there are resorts on Heffley Lake, located just to the east. Also on Heffley is a BCFS campsite, which is motorhome accessible, and has a boat launch.

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Fishing Report: Good Rainbow fishery producing consistent fishing for Rainbows up to 2-1/2 lbs. May and June see the emergence of Mayflies and Damsels and can provide exciting action for the fly fisherman.
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Viewscape: Little Heffley and Heffley Lake are situated near the eastern edge of the Fraser Plateau, part of the Interior Plateau Physiograph Region. The lakes lie in a dead ice pocket at the end of the Pleistocene. The area around the lake is covered by Douglas fir, with clearings that have houses, summer cottages, ranches, farms and logging.

Shoreline: Except for the broad littoral shelf at the west end, the drop-off into deep water from the shore is moderate. The shoreline is for the most part organic and there is a thick growth of aquatic vegetation found around the shore. The riparian fringe around the lake is made up of cottonwood, water birch, snowberry, red orsier dogwood, willows, reeds, sedges and cattails. The backshore vegetation consists of areas dotted with Douglas fir and grass cover.

Nearby Lakes

Heffley Lake - Heffley Lake, located just to the east of Little Heffley, is a very popular lake. Long and narrow, Heffley has a surface area of 203 ha. (501.4 ac.) with a maximum depth of 23.5 m. (77 ft.). Resorts and a BCFS campsite can be found on a lake that not only offers good fishing but also sailing, canoeing and swimming. Heffley is stocked with Rainbows and supports a fair to good fishery, with trout going up to 3 lbs.

Note: Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start fishing a new lake.


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Little Heffley Lake, British Columbia