Locate the Recreation Site

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Locate the Recreation Site

Post by lrp374 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:53 pm

It seems like the Covid-19 has given me more time to review old trips and I've found some more Rec Sites worth passing on. As all of the Rec Sites are now closed to camping and quite a few are closed period this may be all I'll have for some time. Hopefully Kevin or Wayne or anyone with camping or fishing info can pass it on. I chose Cougar Lake for this month. It is a small lake located on the Bowers Lake FSR. It is approximately 104 km via Little Fort or 52 km from Clearwater. The Little Fort route is mostly pavement while the Clearwater route is all a busy FSR. The site has a total of 3 sites. One is located near the road while the other 2 are located down the hill beside the lake. The lake is warm enough to swim in in mid summer but also produces some nice trout. Although the Bowers Lake FSR is a major road, traffic is only sporadic and ends early in the afternoon. Hopefully by camping season all the sites will open and it will be business as usual. ( An optimist? )
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Boat Launch & 2 lower sites
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Upper Camp Site
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Cyan route from Clearwater, Magenta route from Little Fort
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Locate the Recreation Site

Post by lrp374 » Mon May 11, 2020 7:38 pm

Well back to old trips. I stopped here a few years ago to check it out as I'd heard so many good fishing reports. With the Covid-19 continuing looking @ pictures will be it for a few weeks. I do get to go fishing this week and I've checked and most of the lakes up to 4500' are ice free. Anyway, Howard Lake is a very popular lake east of 100 Mile House. It has a large Rec Site with 32 sites spread along the north shore of the lake. The road to the site from the Canim Lake road is very steep initially but does flatten off. The climb isn't to difficult as the site is usually mostly occupied by large RV's that stay for much more then the 14 days allowed. The lake is a very good producer so if you can get one of the sites away from the crowd it can be a great fishing trip. If not, bring lots of booze and join the parties!! The site shown in the picture looks great -but it's right on the main road. Maybe July will show the results of a 2020 camping trip!
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Lakeside Camping site
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Same Lakeside site
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Route from Hwy 24 - most scenic North to Right
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Route from 100 Mile - most popular
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