Morehead Lake Cabins & Campsite

Morehead Lake Cabins & Campsite is situated in scenic and historic Cariboo Country,
northeast of Williams Lake, 16km before Likely, along the Likely road.


Morehead Lake Main Building
Morehead Lake Main Building

Make one of our cabins or campsites your home base as you enjoy exploring this spectacular region of Central British Columbia. We are centrally located, with many good fishing lakes and historic sites close by. You can go fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing or sight seeing. Visit some of the many gold mining sites. Gold mining in the 1860’s opened up this area. In the first half of the Twentieth Century, the Bullion Pit was one of North America’s largest hydraulic gold mines. A small gold rush settlement, originally known as “Quesnel Dam”, turned into the small, friendly community of Likely. It was renamed in honour of John A. Likely, who was connected with the Bullion Pit Mine. Try your own luck at gold panning and you might stumble onto a placer mine operating in the area.

Take a trip to historic Barkerville and enjoy re-living the past. Visit the old mining ghost town of Quesnel Forks. Spend the day fishing on one of the many good fishing lakes or just soak in the natural beauty of the area.

Morehead Lake Campsites
Camping on the Lake

Morehead Lake:
Morehead Lake was created in the 1890’s as one of the water supplies for the Bullion Pit Mine. According to some sources, the name “Morehead” came from the mining term “more head”, others say it came from a miner by the name of William Morehead, who lived near the mouth of Morehead Creek (the creek was named after him). It is a very scenic lake and the rainbows vary from pan size to about 35cm in length.

The hill in the background is Polley Mountain. Bootjack Lake flanks it on one side and Polley Lake on the other side, two of the areas most popular fishing lakes.

Relaxing:
If taking it easy and getting in touch with nature is on your agenda, Morehead Lake is the place for you. Just sit outside the cabin and relax taking in the scenery and tranquility. You might see a bald eagle or osprey soar above and dive down into the lake to catch a fish, a blue heron glide over the water or listen to a grouse flapping its wings or the intriguing call of a loon. The abundant wildlife in the area includes black bear, moose, deer, coyote, lynx, beaver, loon, bald eagle, osprey, blue heron, humming bird and more.

2 Bedroom Cabins by the lake
2-Bedroom Cabins by the Lake

Accommodation:
Our cabins are fully self-contained with showers and toilets. We have RV sites with full hook-ups, campsites with showers and flush toilets, and a rowboat, canoe or kayak for rent, and a laundromat..

Our Rates:

Cabins:
           $ 90.00-$110.00 p/day for 2 people and
            $ 9.00-$12.00 p/day each additional person.

RV sites:  
            $ 20.00-$25.00 p/day for 2 people and
             $ 4.00 p/day for each additional person.

Pets:
  
         $ 5.00 p/day each (max. 2)

Lakeshore cabins & campsites
View of Lake Shore Cabins & Sites

Room and Board:
We also have a camp with 11 single rooms and central showers and toilets and we can provide room and board (up to 50 people for shorter periods).

Directions:
We are located northeast of Williams Lake. Coming from Highway 97 south, turn off at 150 Mile House, follow that road for 4-5 km (2-3 mi.), then turn left onto the Likely road and follow it for 65 km (40 mi.).

Coming from Highway 97 north, turn off at McLeese Lake towards Likely, follow that road for 3-4 km, turn right onto a gravel road and follow it for 30 km, this ends at the paved road coming from 150 Mile House, turn left and follow it for 21 km.



For more information and reservations contact:

Matt McCracken & Ursula Kucharczyk


P.O. Box 136
Likely, B.C. V0L 1N0
Phone/Fax (250) 790-2323
Email: moreheadlake@gmail.com