Niskonlith Lake, British Columbia

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Niskonlith Lake
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Location: From the city of Kamloops travel east on Hwy. #1 (Trans Canada Hwy.) to the town of Chase. Cross over the South Thompson River via bridge at Chase and travel west for about 11 km. (7 mi.) on a secondary road following the river. Turn right and follow this branch road to Niskonlith Lake. Other ways to get to the lake are via Heffley Lake, McGillivray Lake or by travelling east along the secondary road located on the north side of the South Thompson River from Kamloops.

Size 196 ha. (484 ac.) Shoal Data not Available
Mean Depth Data not Available Max. Depth Data not Available
Game Fish Rainbow Trout Fish Stocked Rainbow Trout
Angler Usage Low Elevation 513 m. (1683 ft.)
Ice Over November to April T.D.S. Data N/A

Resorts & Campsites: Camping sites are available at the Niskonlith Lake Provincial Recreation Area.

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Fishing Report: Niskonlith provides a good fishery for Rainbows in the 1-2 lb. range and Kokanee in the 1 lb. class. Spring and fall months are best with trolling lures, flatfish, wedding bands, and spinning gear being the most popular methods of fishing. Niskonlith is an excellent family recreation area. Nearby Chase provides all services and accommodations while the world renowned Shuswap area offers exceptional recreational opportunities.
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Nearby Lakes

Dennis Lake - Dennis Lake is a small lake with a surface area of 6 ha. (15 ac.) located just north of Niskonlith (take the road to McGillivray Lake), at an elevation of 1220 m. (4002 ft.). Rainbows to 2 lbs. with the spring months being the best. A small 5 vehicle BCFS campsite with cartop boat launching can be found on the lake. Final access may be rough and a truck is recommended.

Skmana Lake - Skmana Lake another small lake of 16 ha. (40 ac.) is located northeast of Niskonlith at an elevation of 610 m. (2001 ft.). It provides a fair Rainbow fishery for trout up to 2-1/2 lbs. A small 5 vehicle, open BCFS campsite can be found at the lake complete with cartop boat launching and wharf. See also Roderick Haig-Brown Recreation Area and Shuswap Lake Area.

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


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Niskonlith Lake, British Columbia