Headwater Lakes and Cresecent Lake, British Columbia.

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Headwater Lakes #1

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Location: Headwater Lakes are located approximately 29 km. (18 mi.) northwest of the town of Peachland, British Columbia.

Turn off Highway #97 on to Princeton Avenue. When you reach the gravel road, travel another 6 km. Keep left on gravel road at the Y, stay on Peachland Main Road until you reach the lake (approx 21 km). There are many signs marking the way.

Size 65 ha. (160.6 ac.) Shoal 65 ha. (160.6 ac.)
Mean Depth 3.3 m. (11 ft.) Max. Depth 5.4 m. (18 ft.)
Game Fish Eastern Brook Trout Fish Stocked Eastern Brook Trout
Angler Usage Moderate Elevation 1280 m. (4198 ft.)
Ice Over November to May T.D.S. 88 mg./L

Resorts & Campsites: 1 resort can be found on Headwater Lake #1.

Headwates Lake #3 BC Recreation Site is located on Headwater Lake #3. About 27 km (17 miles) west of Peachland - drive west for about 30 minutes from the junction of Highway 97 and Princeton Avenue in Peachland on the old Brenda Mine Site road. This is a small treed no-fee recreation site with 7 campsites. It offers camping, fishing and snowmobiling. Facilities include boat launch, tables and toilets.

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Fishing Report: Headwater Lake #1 is one lake in a chain of 4 lakes. They are called Headwater #1, #2, #3 and #4. Headwater Lake #1 is the largest lake in the chain and supports a fine Eastern Brook trout fishery, caught either by fly fishing or trolling, often reaching 3 lbs. or better. Rainbow trout are also found in the chain and stocking is used to maintain a quality fishery with good numbers of trout.

Be sure to visit Fishbc.com for angling information!

Nearby Lakes

Crescent Lake:

Crescent Lake, a small 30 ha. (74 ac.) lake, located on the road to Whitehead (just west of Headwater Lake) provides a Rainbow fishery for trout up to 2 lbs. Spring and fall months are the best times to fish Crescent either with flies or by trolling small lures and spinning gear. Located at the lake is a BC Recreation Site 10 vehicle no-fee campsite with cartop boat launching and tables.

See Chain Lake for more lakes in the nearby area.

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


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