Stave Lake, BC. Stave Lake, British Columbia

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Stave Lake
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Location: The largest lake in the region, Stave Lake was created in 1921 after the Stave Lake hydroelectric project was completed. Due to its immense size and the magnitude of the wilderness surrounding it, the lake is only easily accessible from one site on the south end. From the town of Maple Ridge on Hwy. #7, the Dewdney Trunk Road will take you to Stave Falls where you will find Stave Falls Dam and the flooded area below the lake itself. An alternate route only suitable for trucks is the Davis Lake Road going north between Mission and Dewdney. Stave Lake is basically untouched by any kind of development and is not for those looking for formal organized camping facilities.

Size 5858 ha. (14,469 ac.) Shoal 1506 ha. (3720 ac.)
Mean Depth 34.8 m. (114.1 ft.) Max. Depth 101 m. (331.3 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat, Kokanee Fish Stocked Natural Dolly Varden and Steelhead
Angler Usage Low Elevation 82 m. (268.9 ft.)
Ice Over Varies with Climate Conditions T.D.S. 10 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: Dewdney Lake Park is located at the south end of the lake and there are only natural campsites in certain areas of the lake. Many areas are accessible only by boat. A boat launch is available at Stave Falls. Facilities, accommodations and services are available in Maple Ridge or Mission.

Bathymetric map Stave Lake

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BC Sport Fishing Group: The Fraser Valley, rich with rivers and surrounded by the Coast Mountains offers an incredible backdrop to unique and amazing world-class Salmon fishing and Sturgeon fishing. We offer a great fishing experience while maintaining a sustainable fishery. more
Great River Fishing Adventures: Imagine your line screaming off the reel - the heart pounding excitement as a world-class freshwater fish launches from the water. See & catch more salmon than you have ever dreamed of & even the purist fly anglers will be obsessed with the sturgeon fishing. more

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Fishing Report: Year round fishing is possible in this large lake where the Cutthroat can get to 3-4 lbs. A boat is definitely needed to be able to fish these waters. Good fishing can be had where the waters flow through from Alouette Lake. Caution when boating is advised because of the strong winds that can arise and the possiblity of deadheads in the water. There are no facilities at all along the lakeshore, so be prepared and if possible go with someone who knows the lake if you are thinking of heading very far north. Be sure to visit for angling information!

Viewscape: Because the lake is really a flooded valley, when the waters are low, dead standing trees and stumps become a boating hazard. The area surrounding the lake is breathtakingly beautiful but rugged. There are no signs of civilization in the northern part of the lake.

Shoreline: A boat is basically the only way you can see and explore the diverse shoreline of this massive lake. In a boat you can find the sandy beaches, steep rock cliffs, secret coves plus numerous streams and estuaries that are perfect for fishing or relaxing.

Nearby Lakes

Davis, Kenyon and Salsbury Lakes, located on the east side of Stave Lake (turn off Hwy. #7 onto Sylvester Road and head north to the lakes), provide anglers with a variety of fishing experiences. Salsbury is stocked with Kokanee and Rainbow, Kenyon is stocked with Rainbow while Davis is stocked with Cutthroat trout. Campsites can be found on all lakes. Final access to each lake may be rough and a truck is advisable

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


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Stave Lake, BC. Stave Lake, British Columbia